Blood in the Snow

The True Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad, His High-Powered Wife, and the Jealousy That Drove Him to Murder
Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (359 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Washington Township, Michigan, on Valentine's Day, 2007, Stephen Grant filed a missing persons report on his beloved wife, Tara. The stay-at-home father of two was beside himself with despair. Why would Tara abandon him and their family? Was she involved with another man?

Stephen's frantic, emotional search for Tara made national headlines, and the case was featured on Dateline among other television shows and news outlets. But key elements in Stephen's story still weren't adding up: Why did he wait five days to go to police? What was the nature of his relationship with his children's beautiful, 19-year-old babysitter? Why did Stephen have cuts on his hands, and random bruises? Then, the police made a gruesome discovery.

Parts of Tara Grant's body started turning up around the woods near their home. The truth was finally coming to light...and, after a two-day manhunt, Stephen admitted to having killed Tara―first strangling her, then cutting her body into 14 pieces before burying them. This is the shocking true story about a bitter, cheating husband whose crimes were revealed by the Blood in the Snow.

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Mortifying!

I couldn't believe this story was true until I looked online and found out it truly was. I couldn't put this book down at all.

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Good true crime writer

Tom Henderson is one of the better true crime writers around, close in quality to the two Olsens, Ann Rule etc. Here he does justice to the story of yet another psychopath who shatters the world of everyone he touches. His crime is truly heinous, and his bug-eyed facade of crocodile tears fools no one into believing that he actually has a shred of compassion anywhere in his being. This case is literally one for the books, and is taught in criminal justice classes.

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Who cares about the detectives high school life

This book bored me because it went off on so many tangents. No one cares where the detective went to prom or worked in high school. Too much information. Just tell the story

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Character Development Flat

Disappointed in story. Didn't really get to "know" the victim and the timeline was drawn out in a strange, anti-climatic style.

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Audible fan

This is a good book, to read especially the court room scene's. The only thing I would like to add, is that the Author, should have let the readers, know more about the main people in this book, their lives leading up to what occurred, but it's still a good true crime book. So Tragic, and disgusting!!! the husband, and so much sorrow for the children and that's a understatement..... LB Blair.

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Wicked

How could anyone do this to another living being...especially one he had loved & gave him children. Is our society warped or do we watch too many violent movies?

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Very thorough

As another review stated, there are several unnecessary tangents explored about peripheral characters and events. Sometimes they add to the story and sometimes they distract. This book fully explores the case and what happened.

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All around amazing

I really got a sense of who Stephen was as a person by the way it was written and performed. I really felt that I knew how he thought, it was amazing. The performance was great, the book was superbly written, and it is one crazy story.

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long story

it was boring at times, but still interesting until the end. I would recommend listening.

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Absolutely Entranced

Great Story! Great Author! Great narrator! So disappointing to learn that I have already read all of his other books.

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  • 03-13-18

Recommend this book,an exceptional author.

This story is so well put to paper, an excellent break down of a violent, narcissist, who's sickening murder of his wife, leaving his children with a loving mother. And the arrogance,he displays without regard for his children and all the peoples lives he has torn apart,makes the book all the more saddened.

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  • 05-16-19

Genuinely heatbreaking

As a true crime buff, I've listened to and read many stories about terrible things, but this story really got to me. I just can't comprehend the actions of a husband against his wife and mother of his children I also loved how this book was written, I'll be checking out the author for anymore of his works Fantastic narration too