It can take years for love to turn to murderous hate – or it can happen overnight. What drives a woman or man to committ the ultimate betrayal – to take the life of a parent, a child, a sibling, a lover? This is a volume of unflicnhing exploration of fourteen well-known – and not so well-known – murder in the family cases and it takes the reader inside the life and mind of both the killer and victim. The cases include: The slaying of Maureen Thompson by her husband Rory; the murders of the four Folbigg children by their mother Kathleen; the sudden explosion of murderous rage within Sef Gonzales that resulted in the destruction of those closest to him; and more. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs.