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Cruel Doubt

Narrated by: Stacy Keach
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
4 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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The gruesome true story of a small town murder in 1988.

©1991 Joe McGinniss (P)2008 Simon & Schuster

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"Personable, cocky North Carolina college student Chris Pritchard, fond of marijuana, coke and LSD, and obsessed with the acting-out fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons, conspired in 1988 with two fellow D & D players to have his mother and wealthy stepfather murdered so that he could inherit $2 million....crisply written." ( Publishers Weekly)
"In a book that's more a psychodrama than a detective story, McGinniss has drawn a riveting portrait of parental devotion that flies in the face of the truth. His reputation as a brutally honest storyteller will attract many readers." ( Library Journal)

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Awesome!

Well written and kept me on edge! So sad for the family though, especially Bonnie.

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Abridged

I had read this years ago and wanted a re-read. I would have never gotten it if I had known it was abridged. The book is not described as abridged

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  • D. Sheff
  • Inkster, Michigan United States
  • 01-06-17

A good true crime story

The VonStine case is layed out in a not over long fashion. very good narration by Stacey Keach. There's no great mystery here. it's just a good book to use as distraction as you go about your day.

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