• 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
  • By: Tom Henderson
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,697 ratings)

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Blood in the Snow

By: Tom Henderson
Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
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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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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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Long winded with lots of tangents

The story is very interesting. I Just started listening to true crime and this one’s pretty good. I did not, however, like how long winded the author was. He often told back stories of characters that seemed unnecessary and long-winded. As an audiobook that I listen to while I was driving I found myself questioning who and how these stories related to the main story. I continually had to rewind a couple minutes to figure out who was being talked about and why it was necessary to dive so deeply into their backstory.
If you really like to get into the details this book may be for you. If you want a high fly over with some mystery and twists Find another book.

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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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little to much bad language,

the "F" word is used way too much, it was necessary for the story....... ......


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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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Really good, but disturbing

The warning signs were there, but no one anticipated what the warning was about. Sad for the mother. but the children were also victims.

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Better than I expected

Overall, a great listen/story however a little slow to start/get into at the beginning but eventually I couldn't wait until my next opportunity to hear more. As for performance, I have to adjust to any voice that isn't Kevin Pearce but quickly got used to this narrator.

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  • Jaqs
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-14-21

Heartbreaking.

a truly heartbreaking story. read excellently with brilliant detail throughout. . What an absolute psychopath.

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  • Elaine
  • 10-13-21

Brilliant

When I chose this book, I assumed that I would get a standard, true crime story, but I was so wrong!! I was hooked from the very beginning. It has echoes of a really good John Grisham novel, with all the drama, twists and turns that you would expect from the great man….except this, is all true! To add to this, the narrator brings the whole story to life, with his telling of this sad tragic tale. A definite 5***** listen.

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  • Charmian Supra
  • 09-26-21

Interesting

This read kept my attention, well written and great narrators. A personal perspective on a family in crisis

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  • Melmo25
  • 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

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  • Fee
  • 11-28-22

Unbelievable

Had this been a fiction book I couldn’t have finished it. It would just be far too unbelievable, there definitely seems to be a playlist that murderers follow in an effort to show the superiority of their intelligence over absolutely everyone else! When they are actually just showing they are delusional and simply evil.

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  • Caledonian Kitty
  • 11-26-22

Gripping!!

A heartbreaking story & a rollercoster that will keep you on edge all the way through. I was so lost in the story & shocking details, that I never even noticed that many hours had passed by. The author details the harrowing facts of the case & writes in a way that's so easy to follow. The narrator did an incredible job esp as the voice of the nanny, he expressed emotion & had a calming voice that was easy to listen to throughout. 10/10

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  • siobhan brophy
  • 07-26-22

informative

such a weird thing to do. but the book was very informative and well written. (and well read)

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  • Jeni Quinn
  • 07-15-22

Terrifyingly Gruesome

This was a very informative true story, to say it is "good" would feel disrespectful to the victim and her family.
Such a sad and terrifyingly gruesome account of a murder and cover-up. Satisfying to hear of the punishment with another sad shock right at the end.
Highly recommend this.

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  • Shane canning
  • 05-14-22

fantastic

great listen too good guy on the audio sad story but like we all like very interesting guess we.love crime because its interesting mayby thinking it never happen to us

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  • James
  • 12-09-21

Not for the faint of heart

I wanted to turn this off so many times but doing that doesn't make any part of the story untrue or not happen. I hope that with all my heart that Tara is at peace and her children know love and peace in the rest of there years. I hope with my whole heart that Mr Grant never obtains bail, that he forgets his children so they can move on with their life.
The narrator does an amazing job telling the story. At times I swear you can hear him chocking back tears but he does such a good job over all telling the story impassively. This case should be a text book example of the media needing to know when we'll enough is enough. How they conducted themself through this trial is abhorrent. My last note is to the coppers that investigated this case. Man I have a whole new appreciation for your job. It's a hard story to listen to/read but it is impactful and will stay with you.

Ifyou are in Australia and are the victim of domestic or sexual violence I hope this gives you the strength to reach out to help yourself and your kids. Call 000 for help or the white ribbon society 1800737732. Know that you are doing the hardest part already by staying. It's so so much easier to reach out for help. Be safe friends.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-22

Dry ice

Drawn out and over explained. Goes off on too many tangents unnecessary to the story line. Dry!

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  • Jane
  • 07-29-22

Too Long

While the story and content were great, not that murdering someone and disposing of them in the way this husband did is great, I feel the story could have been told more succinctly. There was a lot of repetitiveness which distracted me from the core of the story.