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Publisher's Summary

During the fall of 1984, as this case was reaching its tragic conclusion, I was a detective in Central Florida. This homicide case was assigned to me.
This story is about the lives of two children, a brother and sister, who endured unthinkable cruelty at the hands of their stepfather. Their journey lasted for nearly a decade in the bowels of Southern Tennessee and came to an abrupt ending in Central Florida.
As you hear this book you will learn of the horrific experiences forced on these two kids and the failures of our system to protect them. You will be inspired by their will to survive and the love that they had for each other. Is He Dead? will take you on a journey that will affect all of your senses. Their intimate thoughts will be revealed to you as you watch their childlike plans to steal a gun and execute their stepfather. You will be on the edge of your seat each time their plans fail. I was with this monster when he died; I watched his last gurgling breath as blood oozed from his wounds. Not knowing what he had done, I actually felt sorry for him.
©2014 Rick H Drew (P)2015 Rick H Drew
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5 out of 5 stars
By Iris M. Broun on 05-29-15

Amazing, Frightening, Horrific

Would you listen to Is He Dead? again? Why?

I have read the book and now listened to the audio version I am not certain i can make it through it again. When I was finished i couldn't relax, I had to walk off the stress the story created for me

What did you like best about this story?

It was so down to earth, the cursing and sexual content were rather strong but so realistic.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Start – was your favorite?

In a story like this it's hard to side with anyone except the good guys, but Andrew performed the Tom character very well scary even

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

I did not stop until it was over, an amazing book

Any additional comments?

Once I started listening to this book I did not stop until it was over. The narrator made such a horrific story even more frightening. Very graphic and very well well written. How those to kids were able to survive for so long. Thank God for cops like Rick Drew

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By SparkysGirl18 on 06-27-15

5 Stars from me!

*I received this in exchange for an honest review
This is a true-crime story about 2 children, Amanda and Robert, who have been abused for 10 years. When their stepdad, who’s been in their lives for the last decade, ends up dead the police get involved and start asking questions. The book is the account of the investigation, statements, and a behind-the-scenes type view of police work. It is very much a statement, not a made up story. A warning to any that may be sensitive to hearing of abuse to others, you need to think about it before reading/listening to this book, because you might have problems at some parts of the book. Having a law enforcement background, I think this is well done.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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