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Always In Our Hearts

Always In Our Hearts

The Story Of Amy Grossberg, Brian Peterson, The Pregnancy They Hid And The Baby They Killed

Doug Most

St. Martin's True Crime

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Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson grew up in a wealthy New Jersey suburb, meeting and falling in love while still in high school, then set out for college with their classmates. But in November of their Freshman Year, the two young lovers spent a night in a Delaware motel room where, after hiding her pregnancy from her family and her friends for nine months, Amy gave birth to a baby boy. Only she and Brian knew the child even existed . . . until the next morning when the newborn's corpse turned up in the motel dumpster. The case caused a countrywide outrage, and the teenagers ended up in court, desperately fighting for their lives and ultimately against each other...

Always in Our Hearts is the true story of a couple driven to kill their newborn child and the murder that shocked the nation.

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Always In Our Hearts

THE CALL
November 12, 1996


Huddled under his winter comforter, Brian Peterson just stared at the ceiling as his clock passed midnight. He should have been sleeping, like most of...

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Praise for Always In Our Hearts

Always in Our Hearts is an in-depth look at an unthinkable crime. Reporter Doug Most does a superb job as he explores the lives of perfect teenagers from perfect families - who made a fatal decision. True crime readers will be both shocked and saddened as they read the fascinating and tragic story of Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson. Only Most could have written this with such searing detail.” —Ann Rule, author of Small Sacrifices and The End of the Dream

“Doug Most has done a terrific job of recreating Brian and Amy's sad story. His objectivity, subtlety and eye for meaningful detail have turned an unforgettable case into an unforgettable reading experience.” —Charles Brandt, former chief deputy attorney general of Delaware and author of The Right to Remain Silent

“A true-crime page-turner.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Teens will be drawn to this examination of a horrific crime committed by two bright college students.” —Booklist

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About the author

Doug Most

DOUG MOST, a reporter for The Record in northern New Jersey, has covered the case of Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson since it began, and his exclusive coverage brought the case to an international level. He has won several investigative awards and written for newspapers and magazines throughout the country.

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