The day before Halloween 2004 was the last day on Earth for respected, well-liked college professor Fred Jablin. That morning, a neighbor discovered his body lying in a pool of blood in the driveway of Jablin's Virginia home. Police immediately turned their attentions to the victim's ex-wife, Piper, a petite, pretty Texas lawyer who had lost a bitter custody battle and would do anything to get her kids back. But Piper was in Houston, one thousand miles away, at the time of the slaying and couldn't possibly have been the killer . . . could she?
So began an investigation into one of the most bizarre cases Virginia and Texas law enforcement agencies had ever encountered: a twisted conspiracy of lies, rage, paranoia, manipulation, and savage murder that would ensnare an entire family—including two lethally close look-alike sisters—and reveal the shocking depravities possible when a dangerously disordered mind slips into madness.
I have read all but one of her true crime books. This one is very good, as her books normally are. She gives a real picture of the characters and the way they interact.
Excellent & detailed
A truly insightful account of evil.
The account of the murder of Fred Jablin as written by this author was very well written and easy to understand. So much research went into this book, and I appreciate it very much. I'm a new fan of this author and can't wait to read her other books. I recommend this book to all lovers of true crime with the exception of young children. I gave it 5 stars because the writing style is so clear and easy to follow. Also because it was so interesting I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it.