That Belinda was a wonderful young woman and remembered as such by every person involved in this tragic story, even her murderer's family and friends.
Quinton's wife's commitment to her friend Belinda, even though they had a little estrangement prior to the murder.
It was fine. Although I realize it is part of storytelling, I don't care for women trying to sound like a man.
It disgusted me at some points simply for the way sport stars in high school, college, and even pros think they are above the law. Also, I am troubled by the fact of who is now raising Ethan. I was really surprised at that.
While a tragic story, it is a good book.
Why ever would I do that?
I believe this is probably a well-written and interesting story, so I give the 3 stars. However, the narrator was so annoying I finally stopped listening. Authors, are you listening?
This story is one that will stick with you. Carefully researched and many people interviewed tat knew both parties. It will be interesting to see if David Temple wins his appeal.
Tragic. Riveting. Compelling
I have not read other true crime stories.
I cannot pinpoint a particular moment. I felt like I was there when the author described the crime scene and the trial.
I highly recommend this audiobook. The story is so tragic and compelling. While David Temple was convicted, Belinda and Erin are still dead. Two families were irrevocably broken.
No, because I also saw on ID. Good book though.
The murder of a Mother and her Unborn Baby Girl .
Very well written and performed. Detailed narrative that leaves you feeling you know the people involved and have a vested interest in the outcome. I look forward to adding more titles by Ms Casey to my library.
Yes. With the exceptions of some oft-repeated sentences and occasional annoyances with the narrator, this book was a tragic tale of a marriage gone wrong.
Yes and no. The small-town gossip was kind of tedious, and it was annoying to hear how perfect Belinda was and what an ass David was, but it also wouldn't have been complete otherwise. I'm already 2/3 of the way through, and they've just now gotten to the murder investigation (police tape is still across the bedroom door).
Other reviewers have put it better than I. If true crime can be "good", Kathryn Casey is filling the void of Ann Rule's recent books. This is not her best book, but she did a good job with this one.
I had very little quibbles with the narrator. She read "No Biking in the House without a Helmet." She tends to read very quickly, which many either like or dislike immensely. Personally, I like her style a lot and will check other books of hers (though many of them are romance, which I will avoid out of preference).
I picked this up because (1) true crime is one of my guilty pleasures (2) this happened very close to where I grew up, even though it was many years after I moved away from Houston. As a true crime, it was not bad. The storyline was unfortunately too common to be of much real interest and the writing was serviceable. The setting being of particular interest to me adds another star to the overall rating. The narration performance unfortunately detracted from my enjoyment, but I don't blame the Coleen Marlo for her consistent mispronunciation of place names. Tantor Audio should have given her the necessary information to do her job. But hearing Alief pronounced as "uh-LEEF" instead of "AY-leef", amongst several other gaffes, was annoying. Also, like many audio narrators, she substituted a vaguely Southern U.S. accent for a Texas drawl.
Crossposted from Booklikes