• “Engrossing . . . Lurid enough to satisfy anyone’s craving for sensation.” —The New York Times

  • “It rivals Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. . . . A story of unmitigated horror.” —Willie Morris

  • “A Chekovian family tragedy . . . Alexander’s compelling narrative builds in intensity around this uniquely twisted woman.” —The Washington Post Book World

  • “Chilling reading . . . leaves the reader stunned.” —The Kansas City Star

  • “No other book better depicts the making of a psychopath.” —Abraham L. Halpern, MD, former president of the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry

  • “A tale Edgar Allan Poe could have imagined, Alfred Hitchcock could have filmed, and fortunately Shana Alexander did write expertly.” —Maya Angelou

  • “[A] tale of murder and betrayal . . . Enough to keep a reader up half the night.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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