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This story kept my attention and was told well. If you like forensics you'll like this one. Also, if you read a lot of true crime you might be interested in comparing the response of the US judiciary and the Canadian judiciary.
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This is true crime without much by way of twists and turns. There was one victim and only ever one suspect in the eyes of the police. Their investigation was sloppy with a number of avenues of inquiry which were never followed up, possibly important evidence destroyed before it could be recorded and analysed, and some witnesses not interviewed until much later. The wealthy victim and his family provide some interest but, apart from money, their lives were pretty run-of-the-mill. This is a book which could do with some serious editing down, there was way too much detail; for example income and outgoings reported to the cent, blood spatter evidence, DNA evidence (or not), all of which tended to get the story bogged down. It was as though the author had taken a huge pile of notes and was determined to cram everything into the book. Elisabeth Rodgers did a fine job of narration, and if she hadn't mispronounced 'genealogy' as 'geneOlogy' every time I would have given her five stars.
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