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Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder | [Kathryn Casey]

Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder

To his parishioners, minister Matt Baker seemed a pious and good man. To his wife, Kari, he was a devoted husband and caring father. Always sunny and vivacious, Kari never questioned their frequent relocations from one small Texas Baptist church to another. Even when tragedy struck, Kari remained strong - until one day, inexplicably, she took her own life.
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A man of God...driven by the devil

To his parishioners, minister Matt Baker seemed a pious and good man. To his wife, Kari, he was a devoted husband and caring father. Always sunny and vivacious, Kari never questioned their frequent relocations from one small Texas Baptist church to another. Even when tragedy struck, Kari remained strong - until one day, inexplicably, she took her own life.

To friends and family, Kari's suicide made no sense - and they struggled with questions they couldn't answer. Why couldn't Matt hold a job with any one church? Why did he cut off all contact with Kari's devastated parents soon after her death? And who was the blonde companion he began appearing with just days after the funeral? But it would take a team of investigators and dogged determination to bring Matt Baker's dark secrets to light - revealing a shocking history of lies, infidelity, cruelty, and sexual obsession that may have led a serial predator cloaked in God's word to commit murder.

©2012 Kathryn Casey (P)2013 Kathryn Casey

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    Memyselfhjb Arnolds park, ia, United States 03-14-14
    Memyselfhjb Arnolds park, ia, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    A bit lengthy, this book could have been cut in half. I would say it I was killing time, no pun, this book was mediocre.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Well with true crime nothing is shocking.


    What three words best describe Gillian Vance’s voice?

    Far too fast


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Ann rule, by another name.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 01-02-14
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 01-02-14
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    "Kathryn Casey is BAAAACK!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this true crime book by Kathryn Casey. She left enough details to keep you riveted, even providing new information during the custody trial rather than revealing everything all at the beginning and allowing us to slog through a boring trial or two. The narrator's voice was crisp and clear, as it was with A Descent into Hell... well worth the credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 04-22-13
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2012

    AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

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    "GREAT TRUE CRIME BOOK."
    Would you listen to Deadly Little Secrets again? Why?

    YES. I REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY. AND IT DID NOT JUST END AT THE TRIAL. THE STORY CONTINEUED ON AND IT WAS QUITE COMPREHENSIVE.


    What did you like best about this story?

    THAT IT WAS SO WELL RESEARCHED. IT EWENT A LITTLE FURTHER THAN A LOT OF CRIME BOOKS.


    What does Gillian Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    GREAT READER. CRISP VOICE. EASY TO LISTEN TO.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ALL ABOUT ME, MATT BAKER


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    IF YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME, YOU WILL LIKE THIS STORY. IT IS SATISFYING ANG LEAVES NO QUESTIONS. I WILL READ THIS ONE AGAIN.

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    Sharon D. Wright 11-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A good book overall"
    What did you love best about Deadly Little Secrets?

    The story was interesting especially the descriptions of the pastor.


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    No, the performance was good.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Very sad that something like this can actually happen and the murderer can show no remorse.


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    The book is too long. Some of the information could've been left out.

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    Robyn 01-25-14
    Robyn 01-25-14
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    "5-star true crime"

    This book has everything for the true crime fan - gripping story, suspense, emotional involvement, well told, beautifully read. I was left with just one question which I can't spell out in much detail because it would be a spoiler - after suspicion was aroused, nothing was mentioned about anyone having concern for the safety of the girls.

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