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Publisher's Summary

A man of God...driven by the devil
To his parishioners, minister Matt Baker seemed a pious and good man. To his wife, Kari, he was a devoted husband and caring father. Always sunny and vivacious, Kari never questioned their frequent relocations from one small Texas Baptist church to another. Even when tragedy struck, Kari remained strong - until one day, inexplicably, she took her own life.
To friends and family, Kari's suicide made no sense - and they struggled with questions they couldn't answer. Why couldn't Matt hold a job with any one church? Why did he cut off all contact with Kari's devastated parents soon after her death? And who was the blonde companion he began appearing with just days after the funeral? But it would take a team of investigators and dogged determination to bring Matt Baker's dark secrets to light - revealing a shocking history of lies, infidelity, cruelty, and sexual obsession that may have led a serial predator cloaked in God's word to commit murder.
©2012 Kathryn Casey (P)2013 Kathryn Casey
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By Jerrilynn on 01-24-15


What did you love best about Deadly Little Secrets?

Justice was served in the end. All the details aren't wrapped up with a bow, and the reader walks away knowing the road to recovery will be long for this family, but it was the best possible result.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Deadly Little Secrets?

I think the most memorable was Matt Baker when convicted and his mother shared a tight smile at the reception of the verdict. It was as if they were saying: "This isn't the end of this."

Which scene was your favorite?

A tale this sad doesn't really promote a favorite scene. The best I can do for this one is say that the best was when Kari's parents gained custody of her daughters with the plan of doing everything possible to get them the help they will need to recover.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to this all in one sitting, driving, walking, working.

Any additional comments?

If it weren't for Kari's parents, she would have seen no justice. Kudo's to them for having the courage to keep pushing for an answer.

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By Veruka on 03-14-14

Preach on

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

A bit lengthy, this book could have been cut in half. I would say it I was killing time, no pun, this book was mediocre.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Well with true crime nothing is shocking.

What three words best describe Gillian Vance’s voice?

Far too fast

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

Ann rule, by another name.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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