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The summary didn't give me much to go by-but I am glad I took a chance on it. wow. this is one of those stories that seems too far fetched - but yet it's real. It was a worthy pick for my coveted credits.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
Fritz Klenner was batsh*t crazy. His 1st cousin Susie Newsom was right behind him. Together they were a paranoid force that single-handedly snuffed out 3 generations of their OWN family.
The Newsom, Lynch and Sharp families are dissected down to their cores in this book and I feel I know their familial flowcharts better than they do, thanks to this book. Esteem, prominence and prosperity couldn't save any of them from this depravity. I don't want to spoil the contents of this MAGNIFICENTLY put together, complete, book, so... I won't.
If you ever had a slight interest in True Crime - this book is on your bucket list. Jerry Bedsoe clearly poured every ounce of his heart into investigating and retelling this roller coaster of a story. I used to live in the area where this "situation" occurred and was extremely appreciative of the author's details, down to street names - I could see where they were, when they were, and that added a extra level of hit-over-the-head reality for me.
Be prepared for a lenghty, detail-filled journey. If you're into knowing it all, you're going to love this.
Extremely well done. Don't hesitate.
PS - Kevin Stillwell the PERFECT voice for this book.
PSS - Tom Lynch - you have my deepest sympathies.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Riveting and full of twists and turns. U was very upset when it was all over!!!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A Gripping and, Also, Moving Piece of Writing, with Extreme Attention to Detail giving You an Intimate Insight into a Human Condition that in Some Way Effects Us All. "You Can Choose Your Friends but You Can't Choose Your Family!" There by The Grace of God Go Us All!!
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
This book is very long and very detailed. Having listened to it twice, I'm still trying to work out if all the detail was necessary. I think there are some areas that could do with being a bit more concise.. because I phased in & out and stopped listening A LOT..
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
As I mentioned previously, maybe edited some of the content.. There were some chapters that were dedicated to certain family members & extended relatives. This got EXTREMELY confusing at times & I lost interest frequently.
Any additional comments?
This wont stop me from listening to other Kevin Stillwell performances.