James Patterson’s All American Murder

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James Patterson's All American MurderJames Patterson‘s All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, was co-written with Alex Abramovich and Mike Harvkey. This compelling, true crime novel was published in 2018 and was inspired by the former New England Patriots tight end along with his ties to a horrendous homicide in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. All American Murder was the first book to investigate the first-degree murder conviction as well as the mysterious and untimely death of Aaron Hernandez, The Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row.


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Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, where he played as the tight end for his high school football team, the Rams. He already had the body of an NFL player in his junior year and he was the best athlete that Bristol Central had ever given rise to. His father, Dennis Hernandez (The King) played for Bristol Central back in the ’70s and later for the University of Connecticut. Aaron and his brother DJ worshipped their father who consistently instilled ‘If it is to be, it is up to me” into their heads. Both boys were extremely exceptional athletes and their father knew they would be special. Aaron strived to make his father proud.


His Success

James Patterson's All American MurderAt the very young age of seventeen, Aaron Hernandez was recruited by the Florida Gators and often, hung out with Tim Tebow. He was an All-American at the University of Florida, just like in high school. Thereafter he received the John Mackey Award as the nation’s best college tight end and entered the NFL draft. In 2010

Aaron Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round, which made him the youngest player in the NFL. He scored six touchdowns on 563 receiving yards alongside quarterback Tom Brady his rookie year and he assisted the Patriots to Superbowl XLVI in his second season. Hernandez celebrated after he caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady during that game.

In 2012 signed a five year $40 million contract extension with the Patriots and his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins gave birth to their daughter, Avielle. Hernandez was living the good life, the Patriot Way or so it seemed. It turns out that he was actually living a shocking secret life.


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It All Comes Crashing Down

Matthew Kent was a high school athlete from Attleboro, Massachusetts. On June 17, 2013, he was headed home from the gym. When he was running through the Industrial Park, he saw a man’s body lying near a dirt pile. There was no answer or movement when he called out to the man. He notified the authorities and soon thereafter, the Attleboro police and fire arrived. They found 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, dead after being shot several times, execution-style. Lloyd was a semi-pro football player who had been dating the sister of Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee.

The investigators had found shoe prints, tire tracks, bullet casings, and much more evidence on the ground near the body of Lloyd. When they went through his pockets, a cell phone, cash, and two sets of keys were retrieved. The keys were from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Come to find out, the car was rented by no other than, Aaron Hernandez.



The Complicated Back Story

Get James Patterson’s All-American Murder today, read about the complicated, untold stories of the troubled Aaron Hernandez. Read about his family troubles, the shocking secrets, and his crazy behavior. Read about the arrest, the trial, and his unexpected death. Come to your own conclusions. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave your comments below.

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  1. sabrinamou

    Thank you so much for sharing this article. I like reading true crime and after reading your article, I now know that American Murder was the first book to investigate the first-degree murder conviction as well as the mysterious and untimely death of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row. I must read James Patterson‘s All-American Murder. I think reading this book will reveal a lot of unknown information. I will definitely read this novel and tell you my thoughts about it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tracy

    I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed the article and are interested in reading All American Murder. I’m a huge true crime fan myself. If you enjoy this, I recommend you try Filthy Rich, this book has interviews from victims and law enforcement as well as, details of the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein. Have you read any other books by James Patterson?


  • Jordan

    Hi Tracy,

    Thank you for your book review of “James Patterson’s All American Murder”, Aaron Hernandez seems to be a very mysterious murderer, I’m especially curious about his untimely death.

    The fact that he was an NFL player makes his story even more intriguing. How can an athlete of such success become the monster he turned out to be?

    I am very curious to know more about James Patterson’s full story and I will definitely buy the book!



    • Tracy

      Hi Jordan!  Aaron Hernandez was mysterious indeed. He lived a whole other secret life outside of the NFL. How he turned out to be that way is a very interesting story. I can’t wait for you to read James Patterson’s, All American Murder. If you get the chance, come on back and let  me know what you thought. Thanks for reading my articles.

  • joshua collins

    Being a follower of the NFL for the past couple of years, this naturally intrigued me, you would initially think this was a fiction story rather than based on a true story with all the events that happened with Aaron Hernandez.

    I like a good read, especially books based around sports. It’s my kind of thing so I will purchase it when I next get chance. The fact that its only a few bucks makes it a great deal as well.



    • Tracy

      Hey Joshua, Thanks for checking out James Patterson’s All American Murder. The Aaron Hernandez story is quite interesting, there was just so much involved. I hope you enjoy the read. Since you like reading stories with sports, you might like this series as well. The Miracle Series. 

  • Shanta Rahman

    Thank you so much for sharing this article. I have seen many types of articles in the online world but this is the first of such. James Patterson’s All American Murder Article sounds really cool, through your article I found out that it was published in 2018 and it is a true crime novel. I love reading such novels so your article is very good news for me. It’s a very successful book that really fascinated me with the name.I will definitely visit the website and purchase it soon. Hopefully others like me will like this novel and gain a lot of knowledge .

    • Tracy

      I’m glad that you are interested in James Patterson’s All American Murder. I love true crime and having James Patterson as the author makes it even better. Let me know what you thought about it when you finish reading. I look forward to your next visit. 

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