On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.
This real-life case has fascinating legal elements - three trials, a death penalty conviction, and a dramatic reversal in federal court - and has received extensive local and national coverage.
Charles Bosworth Jr. is the author of the New York Times best sellers Previous Victims and Silent Witness.
©2015 Charles Bosworth, Jr. (P)2015 Gregg Olsen
I'd listen to Kevin Pierce read a grocery list. Hearing his narration is like sitting down with a favorite uncle as he tells family stories . . . his easy, relaxed delivery held my attention and I, at times, hung on his every word. This complicated, complex story was well written and even the lengthy recounting of courtroom testimony was interesting. Great story, great narration!
I loved how both sides are somewhat written about. It should be titled Justice of Elizabeth.
Compelling I could not put this one down either. I felt irritated when the phone would ring or I had an appt. I just wanted to keep on listening, please do not interrupt.
No I do not believe I have. But his performance is excellent in this read.
I cried with the family and felt their grief as though it were my own.
Written in the same great style as Ann Rule books. Worth the credit.
This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
Avid reader of history, biography, and true crime.
This book ticks all the right boxes for true crime readers - awful murder, unfolding drama, timely revelation of crucial facts, well drawn portraits of the people affected by the crime etc. Reliable Kevin Pierce puts in his usual 5-star performance. Just one thing seemed odd to me: instead of presenting the facts in as neutral a fashion as possible with the guilty party or parties eventually being nailed, this author showed bias against the accused almost from the start. It sounded as though Bosworth was the ghost-writer and the real author was a member or members of the bereaved family. Although this jarred with me, the book is still a top read in this genre.
Yes, I am sure there were items I missed while listening. The story kept my interest from the beginning until it finished.
The fact he was acquitted the first time. I was in shock!
No, first time
Killer in the family
I felt so bad for both families.
I love reading, I love audible books even more, I don't have to stop listening when I have things to do or plsces to go...I can do both!!!
I am not sure why, but true crime has a hold on me. I am constantly baffled by the events which take place within the pages of these stories. I want to understand how lives can spiral so far out of control, while the world moves on.
This book captivated me from the first. I had a hard time putting it down, so I did so only to sleep. As I listened to Kevin Pierce, I felt the the frustration, the agonizing helplessness of all the people who were swept up in this tragedy. Understood that there is never a "winning" side, even if justice is achieved.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes this type of book. It is cleverly written, and Kevin Pierce has an amazing way of telling the tale. Oddly, he has become one of my favorite narrators.
Avid reader (listener) and Audible Fan!
Fascinating from beginning to end, very well written, great narration, and a close look at "pure evil". Rick DeCaro, an obvious psychopath, ruins countless lives to satisfy his selfish needs. Thankfully, the Van Isaghems banded together to obtain justice. Melanie was my hero~what a strong woman~she (and the entire family) refused to give up and spent four years fighting for Liz. The four children made me so sad. DeCaro certainly deserved his sentence!
Audiobook provided in exchange for an honest review.
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A Killer Among Us (Unabridged)
Author: Charles Bosworth
Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA
16 h 14 min
Audible Enhanced Audio
On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed. This real-life case has fascinating legal elements - three trials, a death penalty conviction, and a dramatic reversal in federal court - and has received extensive local and national coverage. Charles Bosworth Jr. is the author of the New York Times best sellers Previous Victims and Silent Witness.
This is the kind of true crime book I love. The author takes his time, and not only presents the crime itself, but carefully places it in the context of the people who are affected by it. He lets us watch the family dynamics, reactions and interactions of all involved, so that, by the time the book ends, he has created a complex mosaic, with each tiny piece in its place, and the whole making an unforgettable picture.
This is reporting at its finest, with every pertinent detail explained, put into proper context, and connected to the whole in ways that make a complicated story entirely understandable and interesting. One result of this care is that Elizabeth and her family become not just participants in an event but real people, and I found that what happened to them became personal, and that I cared about them, was concerned for them, and wish them well, even now, having finished the book and my glimpse into their lives.
The writing is straightforward and low key, even when presenting emotionally charged material. The authors use of language is strong enough to give vividness to his descriptions and immediacy to events. The narration was, of course, as always with this narrator, a sterling example of excellence in all respects.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review via the courtesy of AudioBookBlast dot com. 5 out of 5 stars.
I'm Irish and proud of it! Father of three beautiful girls, USAF veteran, 25 years in Social Services! Carpe Diem
This is my first audible book so I didn't have a reference point. I have a kindle and read when I can which in my busy schedule isn't very much. Firstly, this authors descriptions of every person was detailed and conveyed in a sequential manner. I finished the book in three days and really enjoyed my experience. In fact I just joined the platinum club!!!!
No reference as this was my first audible book
His inflection and delivery were spot on!
This book will make you angry, sad and vindicated!! Well written and the continuity was terrific.
A must listen if you like true crime, I am hooked!
I know this is a true story anyway but Bosworth's characterisation of the various people involved made it feel almost novel like - I get bored of audio books easily if I don't feel some empathy with the characters and I barely stopped listening to this one
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