Dead Reckoning

  • by Caitlin Rother
  • Narrated by Julie McKay
  • 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Happy and retired, Tom and Jackie Hawks lived a charmed life in sunny Southern California. They were delighted when former child star Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife, Jennifer, offered cash to purchase their 55-foot yacht, the Well Deserved.
But a trial voyage turned into a nightmare. Out at sea, the Hawkses begged for their lives as they were forced to sign everything over to Skylar. In return, they were tied to the ship's anchor and thrown overboard - alive.
Skylar and Jennifer's twisted story became even more shocking when Skylar's unusual sexual motivations were revealed in court. After killing a man while out of jail on work furlough, he reportedly tried to hire hits from prison on four witnesses, including his father. For this former child actor, the answer to "Where are they now?" is death row.


What the Critics Say

"Well researched and a quick, engrossing read, this should be popular with true crime readers, especially the Ann Rule crowd." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Good but does drag

Any additional comments?

It is a good listen, but because it repeats the case for multiple defendants it is, as others have said a little repetitive. The narrator is very good. Well worth a listen

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- A Mac


Slow paced and draggy which was helped along by the narrator. This story will make the very bottom of my true crime list, the first of which I could barely finish without fast forwarding.
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- Vicki Henseler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio