Dixie Shanahan had a terribly troubled and abusive marriage in the sleepy little town of Defiance, Iowa. Then one summer day in 2002, Dixie's mean and wicked husband was gone. Some of the local residents presumed that Scott packed his bags and left town. But others were skeptical. After all, Scott's brown Ford pick-up truck was still parked in his driveway. The disappearance mystified Defiance for more than a year. Then in late October, 2003, the truth emerged - or did it?
"This fascinating story will leave you asking yourself one question, was the punishment that Dixie received in her case justified? Highly recommended for all true crime readers." (RJ Parker, best-selling true crime author)
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While the story is a one of a kind crime (don't want to spoil it so that's all I'll say about the crime) the writer lacks the polish and poise of the more skilled story weavers in the field of crime stories such as Ann Rule. Maybe a few more books down the road this author will be someone I'd give 5 stars to, but much work is needed until I could give my highest rating. Read it because of the uniqueness of the crime if nothing else.
important issue worth consideration
tone is to repetitious
yes. the sentence was pathetic, abusing the victim again and again, and then abusing her children again and again, the criminal is the law
Someone that really took the time to do proper research, give backgrounds, tell the story of their life day to day. Someone that actually wrote a book about it.
He did not tell you anything that you didn't already know if you had seen this story on any crime show such as Snapped. He had a chance to really bring this story to life and completely dropped the ball. Nothing new from what you could read in the newspaper, an episode of Snapped or probably Wikipedia.
Absolutely Not! There was no passion, no story telling method of his narration. He sped read through it. Did horrible voices when trying to speak the female (Dixie's) part. Bleeding from the ears!
Being true crime there isn't really anyone you could cut from the story.
Was excited to see someone had written a book about Dixie and Scott. I felt bad for Dixie. This book did nothing for me. A real let down and disappointment. Her story could have been told so much better. Turning it back in for a credit. Let down from the author and the narrator.
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