Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Nelson Sessler had no idea how violently Sheila would react when he began seeing a co-worker, Anna Lisa Raymundo. Sheila eliminated her rival in a bloody knife attack - and then turned her rage on another victim she saw as an obstacle to her passions. M. Williams Phelps recounts the riveting story of a white-collar love triangle gone horribly wrong…and the terrifying infatuation that drove one woman to kill.
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“Anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience.” (Suspense Magazine)
“Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers.” (Allison Brennan)
The story is complelling in its picture of a sociopathic opportunist who manipulates everyone in her path, including her children. The narration, however, is awful: the narrator chants rather than reads, and portrays the main character (who is in her mid-late thirties) with the accent and intonation of a demented valley girl. Very grating, and spoils what would have otherwise been a very good book
Wow the things people do just amaze me sometimes. This is a nicely written work of Mr. Phelps. The narrator does a good job except one of his voices bothered me a bit, but that can be over looked.
If you like this one and haven't read his Perfect Poison - please do so. You'll enjoy that bizarre story as much as this one if not more.
I actually live nearby where Shiela and her husband lived. The author had some minor location errors but the story was easy to follow. The only issue was if you had no idea who the killer was when you started the book, this was given to you by the author very early on. This book I believe is probably purchased mostly by the locals in the various communities or people that were directly involved in the case. Guys (and girls) watch out who you become involved with !
SHEILA Davalloo is hereby certified as the grand dragon of all crazies in the world. she is exactly where she belongs. She is a breathing science project.
This book just dragged on and on. The writer was so repetitive. It was literally torture to finish this book. Extremely boring. How did this get published?! I haven't the slightest idea. UGH!!! Can I get a refund!!
A well written story giving the reader a true to life experience of a female psychopath. Anyone who has ever dealt with such a person will appreciate the authentic portrayal. If you've never experienced a female psychopath, this book brings you as close as possible to a real life encounter.
Love the book did not want to put it down easy listening,sucked you in ..not disappointed. ..can't believe there are people like this so deviant and manipulative
My name is Brandy, I just can't get enough of true crime so that's what I read almost exclusively.
Although I wasn't too impressed with the narrator for this book, he did do a rather well job of distinguishing the different voices for each character but, I thought there were other times when his voice was just flat & monotone. Phelps I one of my fav authors along with Ann Rule, neither one have ever disappointed me.
Really good crime writers are harder to find these days. Not many are as thorough in their research as old school writers like Ann Rule or Gregg Olsen. This is the rare exception, one of only 2 great true crime books that I've read this year (I average a book per day). The murderer here is a compelling character alone, yet Phelps weaves a fabulous tapestry into her crimes, in an era when we are almost immune to violence. The narrator takes a bit getting used to - his tone is a bit too cavałier for such a heinous murder as the one depicted here. It took a lot for me to stick with this book until I just got used to the narrator's reading style. Good stuff - well worth the price of admission!
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