Originally published in 1989, this true-crime thriller brilliantly reconstructs one of the most extensive murder investigations in recent years: the disappearance of Robin Benedict, a beautiful commercial artist and moonlighting prostitute, and her relationship with the suspect, the eminent Dr. William Douglas.
©1988 Teresa Carpenter (P)2012 Teresa Carpenter
I have already recommended it. I think the story is wonderfully written and performed. This is a case I hadn't heard of and was surprised at how much interest it held.
I am not sure I have a comparison. I am a big fan of Dateline & 48 Hours Mystery and this was right up that alley.
My favorites were any time the Doctor was interviewed or spoke. I could just feel his deceipt.
It was. There were also good stopping points, so I didn't feel like I had to.
It was wordy and the real developement of the characters did not add to the finish. tiresome really.
too wordy, many details over and over. and over
not really. I listen to a lot of books,have for years and I consered not finsinging this book everytime I got in the car.
I thought it was one of the most in depth murder stories I had ever listened to, or read.
It touched all the bases, and didn't leave you with any questions. I liked that the most.
I thought it was well read, & I enjoyed the reading.
No, but I enjoyed it. I didn't want stop listening.
I listened to this book over a year ago and never wrote a review, but I was reading the mixed reviews and thought I should chime in.
I didn't think it to be too long or too detailed. All the little details were important for fleshing out the story. Several times I shook my head at what a pathetic loser the professor was. Especially all the money he embezzled and the embarrassing love letters to the prostitute. The guy had a combination of exemplary book smarts and zero street smarts. And I think his wife knew a lot more than they let on.
Great suspense, nice and long. And interesting detective work. Thumb up.
I'm a huge fan of true crime titles and generally enjoy the back stories of those involved. In this book, there is just way too much. Too many characters, too much unrelated detail, too much verbiage... Too much. I gave up after the first of the three downloadable sections because I got bored waiting for the story to actually start.
Oh the upside, L.J. Ganser does a fine job with the narration, and Teresa Carpenter can write.
Why ever would I do that?
I was so excited to download this lengthy book which looked quite interesting. Well, the book IS lengthy but ISN'T at all interesting. After listening for most of the day, I'm ditching it. Save yourself a buck and move on ...
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