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An 18-year-old woman abused from birth and a chronic con man collide to concoct the most evil pairing since Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. Acting on a long-time fantasy, Michael Rafferty convinced Terri-Lynne McClintic to kidnap, rape and kill 8-year-old beautiful Victoria Stafford. The events that followed divided the community and changed the lives of an entire town.


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An 18-year-old woman abused from birth and a chronic con man collide to concoct the most evil pairing since Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. Acting on a long-time fantasy, Michael Rafferty convinced Terri-Lynne McClintic to kidnap, rape and kill 8-year-old beautiful Victoria Stafford. The events that followed divided the community and changed the lives of an entire town.

30 review for Taking Tori: The True Story of Terri-Lynne McClintic and Michael Rafferty

  1. 5 out of 5

    ♥ Marlene♥

    For a shorter true crime book I do think it was not bad at all. This one is not as small as some other books like 60 pages. (I do not buy those anymore) but this was 170 or so. I decided to buy it because there were no other books about this case. At last I did not find any. Now how long have I been reading true crime books? From 2000 and here I thought I had hardened. lol. Well no. What they did to that poor little girl was so cruel I had tears in my eyes. Why I did not give it 4 star was because For a shorter true crime book I do think it was not bad at all. This one is not as small as some other books like 60 pages. (I do not buy those anymore) but this was 170 or so. I decided to buy it because there were no other books about this case. At last I did not find any. Now how long have I been reading true crime books? From 2000 and here I thought I had hardened. lol. Well no. What they did to that poor little girl was so cruel I had tears in my eyes. Why I did not give it 4 star was because sometime it jumped and the author assumed everybody knew this story so there was not a proper build up.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Jackson

    Kelly you have done it again!!!! This book was so heartbreaking not only because it was an 8 year old girl, but also because it was a woman who her mom bought pills from how sad. It reminded me so much of the Paul and Karla duo. Sick minds that need to be six feet under instead of sitting in a cell. It made me so angry that a young outgoing girl couldn't even finish school and enjoy life because of people like Terri and Michael. I recommend this book to anyone out there because it is truly and e Kelly you have done it again!!!! This book was so heartbreaking not only because it was an 8 year old girl, but also because it was a woman who her mom bought pills from how sad. It reminded me so much of the Paul and Karla duo. Sick minds that need to be six feet under instead of sitting in a cell. It made me so angry that a young outgoing girl couldn't even finish school and enjoy life because of people like Terri and Michael. I recommend this book to anyone out there because it is truly and eye opener. It's short, sad and you would not want to put it down. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

    I don't know why I do this to myself, buy short stories - and I read a review saying it was only around 170 pages before I started it! There is no time to invest in the people when a true crime is condensed into this format. You would probably read more about the crime in the daily newspapers than you read in the book. Horrific "story" nonetheless. I don't know why I do this to myself, buy short stories - and I read a review saying it was only around 170 pages before I started it! There is no time to invest in the people when a true crime is condensed into this format. You would probably read more about the crime in the daily newspapers than you read in the book. Horrific "story" nonetheless.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lindy

    This crime took place very close to where I live and I remember all the news about it. This book had nothing new that I hadn’t already known of and I found it to be poorly constructed. They describe the murder then go on to describe Tori being excited for school etc I just found it confusing at times.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Naughty

    well written A concise account of a horrific crime. Chilling insights regarding a woman whose psyche is damaged beyond repair and the evil man for whose love she committed an unspeakable act of violence.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    It was a quick 'easy' read. By 'easy', I mean I wasn't struggling with grammatical errors, typos, or poor writing and I didn't skip any pages out of sheer boredom with minutiae. The details of this crime are so disturbing I wish I could unread it. Just know you will stumble upon the description of the crime in the book as given by Terri-Lynn and you won't be able to 'unsee' it. It is just so disturbing. The author begins the book with a recount of Terri-Lynn's horrible childhood. This angered me a It was a quick 'easy' read. By 'easy', I mean I wasn't struggling with grammatical errors, typos, or poor writing and I didn't skip any pages out of sheer boredom with minutiae. The details of this crime are so disturbing I wish I could unread it. Just know you will stumble upon the description of the crime in the book as given by Terri-Lynn and you won't be able to 'unsee' it. It is just so disturbing. The author begins the book with a recount of Terri-Lynn's horrible childhood. This angered me as I so don't care. It neither excuses or explains the level of depravity against a child. It makes it more confusing. It did give me the background to understand the statement Rafferty makes to her when he is visiting her in jail, 'you will do anything for just a little love'. Yeah, still don't care. I find the lack of any molestation victims or any other known perverted attempts by that piece of crap Rafferty also disturbing. He never spoke about anything to any one, but it just seems to me there are some crimes missing. A swift escalation from child porn to rape-torture-murder?

  7. 5 out of 5

    Vicky Carruth

    Well done Kelly Banaski Volume 13 of the Crimes Canada was a pretty quick read in that Kelly's writing style in easy to read and like the other books in the series, it's not a long book! It seems well researched, which given the nature of the subject had to take somewhat of a toll on the author! It's the heartbreaking story of how little right year old Victoria ( Tori) Stafford started her day like most little girls going off to school. And how when she was walking home she was confronted by somet Well done Kelly Banaski Volume 13 of the Crimes Canada was a pretty quick read in that Kelly's writing style in easy to read and like the other books in the series, it's not a long book! It seems well researched, which given the nature of the subject had to take somewhat of a toll on the author! It's the heartbreaking story of how little right year old Victoria ( Tori) Stafford started her day like most little girls going off to school. And how when she was walking home she was confronted by something EVIL! That's when Teri McClintic persuaded little Tori to go with her on the premise of looking for a lost dog! But there was no lost dog! Only something even more evil! There's boyfriend Michael Rafferty wanted Teri to kidnap a young child that he could rape and torture! Driving to a secluded spot, Teri left young Tori in the car where Rafferty brutally and repeatedly raped the terrified child! Then together they proceeded to beat Tori to death!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ray McCoy

    OMG! Every parent of small children should read this! I have a ten year old son who I thought about the entire time I read this book. As I continued to read, I cried, got angry, became terrified, and was overwhelmed with disgust that beings we refer to as humans can commit to such an atrocity. The best gift my son has received was watching an episode of 20/2 0 where a child was abducted and murdered. It filled him with questions from me that I refused to sugar coat. I hope he is more street smart OMG! Every parent of small children should read this! I have a ten year old son who I thought about the entire time I read this book. As I continued to read, I cried, got angry, became terrified, and was overwhelmed with disgust that beings we refer to as humans can commit to such an atrocity. The best gift my son has received was watching an episode of 20/2 0 where a child was abducted and murdered. It filled him with questions from me that I refused to sugar coat. I hope he is more street smart as a result. This book will have the same effect. Kelly Banaski has done tireless research for this book, and has written it with the heart of a mother. I can tell each word she committed to paper tore into her soul. I look forward to reading her other works!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bettye McKee

    The brutal murder of Victoria Stafford Brace yourselves for this gut-wrenching true story. 18-year-old Terri-Lynne McClintic and 28-year-old Michael Rafferty met and set their lives on a collision course for prison. In April 2009 the drug-addled pair kidnapped 8-year-old Victoria Stafford as she was walking home from school, just three blocks from her home. They drove to a secluded location where Rafferty raped the child repeatedly and then McClintic killed her. The author did an outstanding job wr The brutal murder of Victoria Stafford Brace yourselves for this gut-wrenching true story. 18-year-old Terri-Lynne McClintic and 28-year-old Michael Rafferty met and set their lives on a collision course for prison. In April 2009 the drug-addled pair kidnapped 8-year-old Victoria Stafford as she was walking home from school, just three blocks from her home. They drove to a secluded location where Rafferty raped the child repeatedly and then McClintic killed her. The author did an outstanding job writing about this shocking case. She provided background information about each of the murderers and about Tori and her family. Includes photos.

  10. 4 out of 5

    John

    Story - 3.3 Stars Narration - 2.7 Stars An abduction, murder, arrest, trial, verdict... Period. It was a horrific crime, and if a book is written about something like this then I feel it should be more that just a lurid accounting. There should, at least, be some psychology of the perps and their backgrounds. What made them this way?? The narrator of this audiobook has an odd cadence to his normal voice; sort of like he's reading from a teleprompter that's going just a bit too slowly. He does fine Story - 3.3 Stars Narration - 2.7 Stars An abduction, murder, arrest, trial, verdict... Period. It was a horrific crime, and if a book is written about something like this then I feel it should be more that just a lurid accounting. There should, at least, be some psychology of the perps and their backgrounds. What made them this way?? The narrator of this audiobook has an odd cadence to his normal voice; sort of like he's reading from a teleprompter that's going just a bit too slowly. He does fine when he's voicing dialogue, though... and I have 21 books that he narrated. Ugh!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Atkinson

    this book gives a back ground into these two disturbed people. and the events leading up to during and after the murder of tori.. it is very tragic what she went through on her last hours on this earth but what happened in their lives is in no way makes them less responsible for their actions and its a relief that both got life because they would have both killed again.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lee Husemann

    This is a very sad story of 8-year-old Victoria Stafford who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by two very evil, troubled people. Author Kelly Banaski did an excellent job telling this story. This is another excellent read from the Crimes Canada Series and I highly recommend it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Maggie61

    I find that I cannot rate this one. While it was mostly factually correct and well written, I think I am too close to this one. The details of this story are graphic and not easy to read. This was a horrible crime. I could not get sweet little Tori’s face out of my mind all throughout and another piece of my heart broke reading how her life ended, how scared she must have been. I remember this case all too well. I remember the local papers graphically telling of the story and the effect it had o I find that I cannot rate this one. While it was mostly factually correct and well written, I think I am too close to this one. The details of this story are graphic and not easy to read. This was a horrible crime. I could not get sweet little Tori’s face out of my mind all throughout and another piece of my heart broke reading how her life ended, how scared she must have been. I remember this case all too well. I remember the local papers graphically telling of the story and the effect it had on Woodstock and the whole province and nation. Yes, McClintic has a rough upbringing but if any of this telling her sob story was supposed to make me sympathetic, it has the opposite affect on me and convinced me even more that she belongs in maximum security for her entire sentence. There is no excusing this. Lots of people have crappy childhoods. Lots of people don’t go around killing innocent young girls. This same person who supposedly told the whole truth about Rafferty’s involvement to “save another young girl the same fate” was the same person who took Tori in the first place knowing at least part of what would happen to her and also had numerous chances to stop it, let Tori go and put an end to it and in fact did not. Even in prison, she tried to kill a fellow inmate. And let’s not forget microwaving her dog. And Raffetry? He has a totally clean sheet, opposite McClintic’s lengthy record. She can pretend that she didn’t encourage any of it but I don’t buy that and neither does most of the country. It also makes me very curious what Rafferty has done that has not come to light. It’s a big leap to where he ended up. Reading McClintic’s story convinced me even more that she should remain in maximum security and not be in the minimum security “healing lodge” she is presently in, that hopefully with the help of the protest November 2 in Ottawa, that decision will be reversed and Tori’s law passed.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ashleigh

    I was a little disappointed in this one. I didn't find it had much information that in didn't already know about the case, being from a town near Woodstock i followed this story closely. I found the only new information was the background on terri-lynnes life growing up. I guess i expected a little more out of this, maybe some interviews or something that i wouldn't be able to find just by googling this case. Perhaps if you aren't familiar with the story it might be a good read. Definitely wasn' I was a little disappointed in this one. I didn't find it had much information that in didn't already know about the case, being from a town near Woodstock i followed this story closely. I found the only new information was the background on terri-lynnes life growing up. I guess i expected a little more out of this, maybe some interviews or something that i wouldn't be able to find just by googling this case. Perhaps if you aren't familiar with the story it might be a good read. Definitely wasn't worth the money i paid when i could of just done a google search and find way more information about this horrific kidnapping and murder.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Leighann Reppenhagen

    Short and factual Quick yet Thorough mag recounts the crime factual. The author goes into brief backgrounds of the perps and victim as well as victims mother but you won’t find any psycho analysis of the two perps and the author gives little to almost no real accounts of the trial, other then the statements which were relayed once already in the first half of the book and then uses almost exact verbiage and wording repeating what was said in court. I would have liked to hear parts of the trial t Short and factual Quick yet Thorough mag recounts the crime factual. The author goes into brief backgrounds of the perps and victim as well as victims mother but you won’t find any psycho analysis of the two perps and the author gives little to almost no real accounts of the trial, other then the statements which were relayed once already in the first half of the book and then uses almost exact verbiage and wording repeating what was said in court. I would have liked to hear parts of the trial that we had not heard read already but for what is was it’s not boring so I’ll recommend to the true crime fans who have an hour to kill .

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Perry

    Pretty Good Coverage For A "Streamlined Version" The story is a very interesting, but terribly sad, one - and the author does a fairly good job of providing details and relevant historical info that enhance the reader's "understanding" of the crime. Unfortunately, at 100 plus or minus pages, there is only so much "understanding" that can be gleaned - a fact likely to leave the reader in search of a more comprehensive telling of the story. (Don't know if such a book is out there yet). I do have 2 Pretty Good Coverage For A "Streamlined Version" The story is a very interesting, but terribly sad, one - and the author does a fairly good job of providing details and relevant historical info that enhance the reader's "understanding" of the crime. Unfortunately, at 100 plus or minus pages, there is only so much "understanding" that can be gleaned - a fact likely to leave the reader in search of a more comprehensive telling of the story. (Don't know if such a book is out there yet). I do have 2 minor questions/criticisms with Ms. Banaski's narrative: (1) For some reason that is not fully explained, Terri-Lynn, despite being the actual murderer, is sentenced only as "an accessory after the fact. " While I assume this reduction was something worked out as part of a "plea deal", more information about the "states" rationale for allowing this would have been useful - it was Terri, after all, who on her own volition began beating the girl with a shovel before Michael was even done with her. (2) The 2nd "negative" I have concerns the author's inclusion in the book's early narrative of the "studies show" material, which is intended to educate the reader about research into child abuse & drug use. Having run across this practice of citing research studies in other R J Parker affiliated books, I am not sure if this is something he "requires" his authors to include, but I personally find such extraneous info annoying. Not only does it often come across as filler to pad a story's length, but how many times do we readers need to be told that "studies show" early childhood abuse of animals is often a correlated (& possibly predictive) behavior among individuals who murder.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Desiree De

  18. 5 out of 5

    Natalee MacLeod

  19. 4 out of 5

    Beverly Hann

  20. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Barnes

  21. 5 out of 5

    susan scott

  22. 4 out of 5

    C Winter

  23. 4 out of 5

    susannah

  24. 4 out of 5

    Louise E Shaffer

  25. 4 out of 5

    stacey davies

  26. 5 out of 5

    Karen

  27. 5 out of 5

    Liquidlasagna

  28. 4 out of 5

    Wes

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ginny Nilson

  30. 5 out of 5

    Angela M. Kelly-Shelby

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