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On June 6, 1996, the tranquillity of Rowlett, Texas was forever shattered by a frantic 911 phone call from Darlie Routier to police, claiming an intruder had broken into her home and stabbed her two little boys to death. But the subsequent investigation revealed a darker truth -- the murder of two innocent children by their own mother. Through meticulous research and exclu On June 6, 1996, the tranquillity of Rowlett, Texas was forever shattered by a frantic 911 phone call from Darlie Routier to police, claiming an intruder had broken into her home and stabbed her two little boys to death. But the subsequent investigation revealed a darker truth -- the murder of two innocent children by their own mother. Through meticulous research and exclusive sources, "Precious Angels" presents the complete story of this shocking crime.


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On June 6, 1996, the tranquillity of Rowlett, Texas was forever shattered by a frantic 911 phone call from Darlie Routier to police, claiming an intruder had broken into her home and stabbed her two little boys to death. But the subsequent investigation revealed a darker truth -- the murder of two innocent children by their own mother. Through meticulous research and exclu On June 6, 1996, the tranquillity of Rowlett, Texas was forever shattered by a frantic 911 phone call from Darlie Routier to police, claiming an intruder had broken into her home and stabbed her two little boys to death. But the subsequent investigation revealed a darker truth -- the murder of two innocent children by their own mother. Through meticulous research and exclusive sources, "Precious Angels" presents the complete story of this shocking crime.

30 review for Precious Angels: A True Story of Two Slain Children and a Mother Convicted of Murder

  1. 4 out of 5

    ♥ Marlene♥

    on Thursday, February 07, 2008 I wrote: A book I read years ago and really enjoyed.Stupid me, back then I thought I had to many books so I sold some of them, to buy new books including a copy of this book.(I did get more money than I expected, I remember that, 14 to 19 euros?)I always felt stupid for doing that so I am so glad I managed to mooch a copy on bookmooch.Planning to re read. And that was what I did. Still such a sad and well written book. I know the author decided to change her view af on Thursday, February 07, 2008 I wrote: A book I read years ago and really enjoyed.Stupid me, back then I thought I had to many books so I sold some of them, to buy new books including a copy of this book.(I did get more money than I expected, I remember that, 14 to 19 euros?)I always felt stupid for doing that so I am so glad I managed to mooch a copy on bookmooch.Planning to re read. And that was what I did. Still such a sad and well written book. I know the author decided to change her view after all the contact with Darlies family and some evidence. bruises of Darlie and other things. I am sorry but even after reading a lot about both sides I still think she is guilty. The big news the family told everyone in 2008 and you can find on many sites was that Darlie had won the right to re test the DNA. Weird that after that there was a big silence. Poor little boys. read at about 2003

  2. 4 out of 5

    DAISY DISNEY

    This was a hard read. I enjoy true crime books but becoming a mom has made it hit closer to home when i read crimes against children. I couldn't finish this one for that reason. DNF This was a hard read. I enjoy true crime books but becoming a mom has made it hit closer to home when i read crimes against children. I couldn't finish this one for that reason. DNF

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bridget Joslin

    for anyone who reads this book I recommend reading "Media Tried, Justice Denied" I read Precious Angels first and was left still wondering whether she was guilty or innocent. so I started researching the case and going "Media Tried" I ordered the book and after reading it was left with no doubt! no spoilers here. get the book. it's worth it. warning though. there are very graphic pictures of the crime scene in this book do if you read it beware. for anyone who reads this book I recommend reading "Media Tried, Justice Denied" I read Precious Angels first and was left still wondering whether she was guilty or innocent. so I started researching the case and going "Media Tried" I ordered the book and after reading it was left with no doubt! no spoilers here. get the book. it's worth it. warning though. there are very graphic pictures of the crime scene in this book do if you read it beware.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Morgan

    I liked this book and would recommend it to people that like mysteries. It is very sad because it is a true story about a mother that killed her two five and six year old children, and faked a 911 call.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    Anytime I read a book like this I review the case and try and see the story from both sides because these are either for, or against the subject of said book. This book is clearly against Darlie and shows a woman who is clearly a psychopath. It's a hard book to read because I'm a father and couldn't imagine anyone doing this to their children yet make no mistake, Darlie is guilty and you don't need the book to prove it. While we get a glimpse of who Darlie really is, what really makes the book Anytime I read a book like this I review the case and try and see the story from both sides because these are either for, or against the subject of said book. This book is clearly against Darlie and shows a woman who is clearly a psychopath. It's a hard book to read because I'm a father and couldn't imagine anyone doing this to their children yet make no mistake, Darlie is guilty and you don't need the book to prove it. While we get a glimpse of who Darlie really is, what really makes the book so damaging is the evidence that doesn't lead anyone to suspect an intruder was in the house. The actions of Darlie herself make it hard to see a woman who is grieving. You could argue that everyone shows guilt differently, but throughout Davis' book, there is no grief, and worst of all, her accounts of that night constantly change. You're going to have people who will adamantly say that she's innocent, and will point to the sock and the black car as proof that someone else was in the house that night, but the crime scene says otherwise. It's a look at the real story of what happened twenty three years ago and the motive for it will shock you. While Davis paints an unflattering portrait of Darlie, it's everything else that makes the book so compelling. She includes interviews that show a woman who is slowly unraveling and then does the unthinkable. Sadly, Davis herself has now denounced the book and feels that Darlie is in fact innocent which doesn't really make a lot of sense when you look at Darlie's wounds, the crime scene and the mounting debt. It was proven that there was no intruder, there couldn't have been and if there's evidence out there that says otherwise I would love to see it. Precious Angels is a sad book that presents a true account of a crime that shocked the world, but it's presented in a way that doesn't go out of its way to prove things that are impossible to believe. True crime books are usually half truths filled in with ideas and thoughts the author wants you to believe but that's not the case here. People will argue that the police never looked for another suspect and there's a reason for that. There is no other suspect. The only person the police looked at was the only one that made sense because of the crime scene. The crime scene spoke volumes, and the police had no reason to look at anyone else. All of those who want to believe that Darlie is innocent will hate this book because it's the truth, and the truth sometimes hurts.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shell Martin

    If you wanna read this book, you’re gonna have to pay. It’s out of print and I believe the author has changed her mind regarding Darlie’s “guilt”...that’s why a new addition will never transpire. You’ll have to wait ‘til you can save at least $30. for it. I was lucky and finally nabbed a highly coveted copy for under $25. Yay, me! It’s worth the price if you know Darlie is innocent. The title is femininely treacly, but it’s prolly the best Darlie book I’ve read so far. Nicely written, good info If you wanna read this book, you’re gonna have to pay. It’s out of print and I believe the author has changed her mind regarding Darlie’s “guilt”...that’s why a new addition will never transpire. You’ll have to wait ‘til you can save at least $30. for it. I was lucky and finally nabbed a highly coveted copy for under $25. Yay, me! It’s worth the price if you know Darlie is innocent. The title is femininely treacly, but it’s prolly the best Darlie book I’ve read so far. Nicely written, good info in it and it really showcases how we all fell for the emotional conventional wisdom even though the REAL forensic clues and motive are never there. We all just wanted to hate on Darlie and see her as the psycho killer of her 2 boys. Thanks Susan Smith! Awful! Those emotions are good for soap opera plots but not for concrete proof of a sadistic and heinous double murder. That being said there are some ponderous things regarding the killings...why didn’t her little doggie “Domain” bark and why were the Rowlett cops so keen on only focusing on Darlie? There was a strange black car staking out her home (seen by a few people) and she was receiving crank calls. Darlie Routier was on Death Row by February 1997...not enough time to build a solid defense. Officer James Patterson’s illegal taping of the children’s grave site and his pleading of the fifth during Darlie’s trial should have many stroking their chins in wonder how he got away with it all.🤔 Well written, but you can tell Barbara believed all the hype we all did at the time. This book didn’t mention anything about the alleged insurance fraud Darin was supposedly into. I’d like to know why the Polish pals of Darlie turned so completely on her. Jeez, with friends like them... Essential book if you want to dig deep RE: the Darlie mystery. Satantic date and all. The author does a good job (prolly inadvertently) showing how heaps of circumstantial evidence can lead a nation to believing a fun-loving mum of 3 little boys can be seen as a murderous maniac. The thing that always gets me about this case is how many men lean on feminine emotionalities to say Darlie is guilty. Give me good hardcore evidence or go away, FFS! Jeez! What a travesty of justice! Over 23 years on Texas’ Death Row! Kafkaesque and another sad example of our broken system of justice! Dios mio!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Passenger

    I watched DEATH ROW STORIES, S2E5 where this dreadful book was referenced, and fortunately the author herself admitted that she was WRONG about everything she wrote there. So I had to read it for myself. Full review to follow soon.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shirley Urso-Farmer

    Pretty good, even though the author walked her opinion back & stopped publication of this book after seeing evidence (photos) that she thinks the jury didn't pay attention to. I think Darlie is guilty, even though I wish she wasn't. Pretty good, even though the author walked her opinion back & stopped publication of this book after seeing evidence (photos) that she thinks the jury didn't pay attention to. I think Darlie is guilty, even though I wish she wasn't.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nicki Kendall

    Disturbing insight into what some mothers are capable of

  10. 4 out of 5

    Shirley Urso-Farmer

    Tragic, but fascinating read from a good writer who was in the courtroom for the trial.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Eva Marie

    This is in the top ten "best", possibly the top five, true crime books I've read. By best I mean well written and that the story is absolutely horrendous. Darlie Routier was convicted and sent to death row for murdering her two sons with a butcher knife while they slept. Their are many, many people who believe in Routier's innocence, including her husband. If I remember correctly he's wavered a few times in his beliefs but has been holding strong to her innocence in the past years. The story goe This is in the top ten "best", possibly the top five, true crime books I've read. By best I mean well written and that the story is absolutely horrendous. Darlie Routier was convicted and sent to death row for murdering her two sons with a butcher knife while they slept. Their are many, many people who believe in Routier's innocence, including her husband. If I remember correctly he's wavered a few times in his beliefs but has been holding strong to her innocence in the past years. The story goes as follows- Routier and two of her three sons slept in the living room one night while her remaining son and husband slept upstairs- like normal. She awoke to one of her sons calling for her and saw a man in the room. She followed the man, saw a knife on the floor, picked it up (conveniently leaving her fingerprints on it) and chased him. She then realized she was stabbed and turned back to find her boys were dead and dying. One son died right away, the other was clinging to life for a short time. Police found incriminating evidence during their searches- one thing they found was a spot where blood had been cleaned away- they found this with a Luminol test. A vaccum cleaner had been placed on top of the spot. Something else that didn't sit well with many people- very soon after this took place Routier and the remaining family members went to the boys' graves to celebrate a birthday party and Routier was seen dancing on the babies' graves and shooting silly string on the headstones. There is a lot of debate going on about her guilt or innocence and she's currently sitting on death row at the time of this review. One thing her believers are big on shouting about is her "wounds" and how they "could have been" made by the mysterious attacker. Then again, the police took pics (which can be seen if you Google her name by the way) of the wounds and none look to be anything she couldn't have made herself. I guess we'll never know more than the fact that those two little babies were killed by a monster- who the monster was we'll probably never learn.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carla

    I wanted more details on a few facts. For instance, Davis stated that no evidence wrt mitigating circumstances was given, per Darlie Routier's instructions to her attorneys. Mitigating circumstances were the only thing standing between her and the death penalty! No reason is given. On the whole, though, this is an excellent book about the case, and gets more to the heart of motive than other works about the murder of Damon and Devon Routier. I wanted more details on a few facts. For instance, Davis stated that no evidence wrt mitigating circumstances was given, per Darlie Routier's instructions to her attorneys. Mitigating circumstances were the only thing standing between her and the death penalty! No reason is given. On the whole, though, this is an excellent book about the case, and gets more to the heart of motive than other works about the murder of Damon and Devon Routier.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Krisi

    Content horrific to consider. Extremely well researched, thought out, and presented. Sensible and easy to follow. Leaps and bounds better than "Hush Little Babies" by Don Davis!! I've researched this case immensely and Davis doesn't even present the story factually! !!!!!!! Content horrific to consider. Extremely well researched, thought out, and presented. Sensible and easy to follow. Leaps and bounds better than "Hush Little Babies" by Don Davis!! I've researched this case immensely and Davis doesn't even present the story factually! !!!!!!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    BRNTerri

  15. 5 out of 5

    Darius Bradley

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Renee

  17. 4 out of 5

    cynthia Dorsette

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay Frahn

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amy

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carissa

  21. 5 out of 5

    Anne

  22. 4 out of 5

    Meghan

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tania

  24. 5 out of 5

    TJL

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dianne Ramirez

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jackeline Vindas agüero

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dianna

  28. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cathy

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jill

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