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Cherry Walker was a devoted, trusting, uncommonly innocent young woman who loved caring for a neighbor's little boy. But when she was asked to testify in court against his abusive mother, Cherry never got the chance. She couldn't lie if her life depended on it - and it did. Cherry's body was found on the side of a Texas road, after being doused with lighter fluid and set aflame.

Attractive, manipulative, and violent, mother of four Kim Cargill had a wealth of dirty secrets she'd do anything to keep hidden. This in-depth account by best-selling investigative journalist M. William Phelps takes you inside Cargill's shocking trial and into the mind of one of the most conniving female psychopaths in recent history.

©2017 M. William Phelps (P)2017 Tantor

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Some narration issues

Overall, the book was okay. More drawn out and repetitive than neccesary to tell the story. The narrator has an annoying technique for letting the listener know it's quoted material; he makes his voice go higher, It works to alert the listener to the fact that it's a quote, but it became so annoying to me, I was cringing,dreading the next quote. Beyond that -- and maybe this was just annoying to me, personally -- he is a good narrator. Book was okay.

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Wanted to finish. did Not like narrator

did not finish. did Not like the narrator. Might have been able to finish if narrated by better narrator, that makes all the difference in the world how the book is portrayed. 😕

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Return to Classic Phelp's Style

What made the experience of listening to Don't Tell a Soul the most enjoyable?

I was getting to where I was ready to stop reading Phelps. Most of what he's put out in the past few years did not live up to his earlier writings, but this one? This one is amazing!

I love that Phelps does extensive research, he interviews as many people as he can. Phelps reports on the history of both the victim and the perpetrator. He does an full coverage of the trial, and the aftermath. He talks to family and friends of both women. This was a most satisfying read!!! Thank you Mr. Phelps for returning to your earlier style. I hung on every word so to speak.

I would recommend this book to anyone who looks for case studies on women killers, or psychopathy in women.

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A Story of Female Psycopathy

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Phelps takes another Gold medal!

I just love M. William Phelps. he's a great TV personality and even more so a great author. the subject perpetrator of this book is absolutely despicable and I was left hating her and cheering the DA on!
Do yourself a favor and get this book. if you like a great true crime then this is your story!

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The narrator is horrible. He narrates as if he's reading a children 's book. Hard to finish.

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Don't Say a Word

M. William Phelps never fails to please. His writing is superb, thorough and captivating. love how he digs into the psychology of a criminal.

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way too "wordy" and repetitious

Too many repeats of the same details It felt like the author was trying too hard to stretch the "volume"., not the quality I expected.

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Could have been a simple short story

I cannot get through the unnecessary details to decipher what the actual story is. Waste of a credit

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Stop enunciation EVERYTHING THAT IS IN QUOTES

which was every 10th word, and was incredibly distracting and annoying to listen to for so long.

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another great true crime book by Phelps!

another great story told by the great M William Phelps! I love most of his books and I'm leaving this review after my 2nd read. I picked this one up a couple years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed reading it again in 2019. Thanks Mr. Phelps!