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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (256 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathryn Casey Narrator: Gillian Vance Publisher: Kathryn Casey Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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Bright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had just landed an exciting new job, while a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious business school lured Pitonyak to Austin. Yet the former altar boy had a dark, unpredictable streak, one that ensnared him in the perilous underworld of drugs and guns. When Jennifer failed to show up for work on August 18, 2005, her mother became frightened. Sharon Cave's search led to Colton's West Campus apartment, where Jennifer's family discovered a scene worthy of the grisliest horror movie. Meanwhile, Colton Pitonyak was nowhere to be found.

A Descent into Hell is the gripping, true story of one of the most brutal slayings in UT history - and the wild Bonnie and Clyde-like flight from justice of a cold-blooded young killer and his would-be girlfriend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was just the way I roll.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 2/16/2014

    " I don't know if liked it is an appropriate word really. It was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 2/7/2014

    " This was one of the scariest books I've read. I couldn't put it down. The recent true story of good kids entangled in the Austin drug scene and it's graphic consequences will keep you awake and reading. I highly recommend this if you like true crime or know much about life around the UT campus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/26/2014

    " As I'm now at the 150th page,I found that the writtings of Ms. Casey to be quite 'dragging'.Sorry,my dear book,I think we need some time apart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " Too detailed......I liked her others better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lebashaefher | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting book that is frighteningly real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta Swain | 1/6/2014

    " Gruesome true story. Very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Currie Underwood | 12/25/2013

    " story of a horrific crime of a college student "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 12/23/2013

    " Casey is no Ann Rule. Her pace does lag a little, but I was interested to see what happened. Perhaps that's because I grew up around Little Rock (where the murderer was from) and in Texas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 12/9/2013

    " Good read..true crime story...not as good as Ann Rule though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi Johnson-Russell | 11/15/2013

    " Wow! I have no words. Such a gruesome and brutal murder! I like crime novels, but when it is a true story, it becomes a little too much to bear. Very glad I am finished reading this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Timmerman | 8/14/2013

    " this book was chilling!!!! it is unimaginable at times to comprehend the horror that this guy did to his victim. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♥Meagan♥ | 8/7/2013

    " There were parts where I thought this book dragged on forever. I also felt, that for a true crime novel, some of the descriptions were very prose-like. It wasn't awful and I kept reading because I had to know what happened. I might read another of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Letitia | 6/2/2013

    " One of the best I've read by her. Very disturbing story about young college kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawntel Gallegos wilson | 5/12/2013

    " Heartbreaking, for both families. While drug use and abuse certainly played a part in this tragedy, there was some underlying pathology in both the killer and his accomplice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/8/2013

    " I learned that I am a sucker for true crime books set in Texas...this one kept my interest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa Perfetto | 4/5/2013

    " Well written. I think Casey is replacing Ann Rule for my true crime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 3/19/2013

    " This book will make you wonder what evil may lie within. Sad and captivating at the same time. A must read for fans of true crime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharblynn | 1/14/2013

    " Casey has an easy-to-read writing style. The lead-up to the trial was a little lengthy. Sad all around; they both seemed to have so much going for them before the drugs took over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla Joy | 12/15/2012

    " While I agree with another reviewer that the book does have some spelling and grammar mistakes, I found the story to be very moving. Jennifer Cave's murder was an horrific act and Kathryn Casey did an excellent job presenting Cave's life story alongside the criminal evidence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Moss | 12/7/2012

    " Very sad situation all around. "

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About the Author

Kathryn Casey s an award-winning, Houston-based journalist, the author of six highly acclaimed true crime books, and the creator of the Sarah Armstrong mystery series. Singularity, the first in the Armstrong series, was included in Booklist’s best crime novel debuts of 2009, and Library Journal chose the third in the series, The Killing Storm, for its list of the best books of 2010. Ann Rule calls Casey, “one of the best in the true crime genre.”