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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-16

Not at all what I expected and couldn't put it down!

As a true crime fan, this book introduced me to cases and murderers I've never heard of before.
The family at the heart of this book balances out the horrific details of multiple crimes with it's unyielding bond and the faith each member has in the others.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-16

Angry on Behalf of Domestically Abused Survivors

I never paid much attention to this trial as it was going on. This book has made me aware of the gruesome nature of the murder of Travis Alexander. Also, it enlightened me further as to the ways our justice system. My only criticism is that it was a bit repetitive.
*** On top of her horrific act of jealousy and selfishness towards Alexander, Arias has made an unforgivable example of a woman crying wolf in the face of domestic violence.
To try and explain her way out of the consequences for which she faced, Jody Arias placed blame and unfounded accusations of verbal and physical abuse upon her ex-boyfriend and her parents.
Her lack of empathy and undeserved feeling of self-importance only makes it harder for those TRULY suffering from such circumstances to come forward with their own story and have faith that they will be rightfully believed and protected.
If I had it in my heart, I would be ashamed to consider her a sister of mine in this grand universe of ours. Instead, I choose to exert that energy as an unwavering advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-16

Beautiful Description of Behind the Scenes

I am a person who loves listening to movie, TV, etc. commentaries. As a huge fan of The Princess Bride film, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the team that created it. I especially love the intimacy Elwes provides with some heartfelt personal stories of the cast and crew, all of whom lovingly dedicated themselves to transforming a wonderful story into one of my favorite movies of all time.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-16

Love me some Candy! #badass

I thoroughly enjoy DeLong on Investigation Discovery and am subscribed to her podcast. Listening to this made me respect and love her even more.
When I began listening to her stories on ID, I thought she may have been playing it up for the cameras, especially with her quippy one liners. However, this book proved me wrong. Not only do her one liners appear unexpectedly, but at the perfect time!
She was also very much involved and instrumental in huge cases that are merely mentioned in the list of her credentials on ID. DeLong's experience in paving the way for women in the FBI prove her to be an expert in the fields of murder, mayhem, profiling, awareness, and, most interesting, undercover work.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Surprisingly cohesive, thoughtful, and well written.

Here, Faye Resnick does not appear to be at all as crazy as the FX show and the media portray her to be. This book reads like a glimpse into a true friendship and bond between two women coping with love, life, and addiction.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-16

Listened to it from start to finish!

Awesome stories that I have never heard of (even as a true crime addict). Love the diversity of age, gender, modus operandi, time periods, etc. that this book covers

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Very interesting subject matter

The only negative thing I have to say about the book is that it lost my attention during some of the longer descriptions, therefore I had to
re-listen a few times. Other than that, great stories and inspiring people who have come up with creative ways to navigate the devastation humans face in life, murder.

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