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Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of Ann Rule and the international best seller Women Who Kill comes the first book that chronicles the psychological profiles of spouses who kill, from Scott Peterson to Rabbi Fred Neulander, told by a renowned psychotherapist who specializes in spousal behavior and the criminal mind.

Every day six people are murdered in the U.S. by a spouse or intimate partner. The stories of killer spouses capture the attention of readers, who wonder how such normal and seemingly happy people can go over the edge. In every relationship there are "extreme moments" where scary feelings surface. But what happens when those feelings turn to action?

In 'Till Death Do Us Part, noted psychotherapist Robi Ludwig, along with journalist Matt Birkbeck, answers these troubling questions by identifying ten killer personality types. In Ludwig's practice she has found that within nearly every relationship there are extreme moments where scary and dangerous feelings surface. These are deep feelings and disturbing thoughts we all have, yet for the most part never act upon. But when that line crosses over into murder something has gone terribly wrong, and we all ask the same question, how could this have happened?

©2006 Robi Ludwig and Matt Birkbeck; (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

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"An intelligent and timely book, this will please true crime readers as much as those interested in psychology." (Publishers Weekly)

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Waste of Money

Pedestrian prose and shallow insights from an author who is much too sure of herself. Uses stock analytical terms, but never truly penetrates the mind of a killer. Reveling in her role as an "expert," she'd be in her element on Oprah.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Cat
  • oberlin, LA, USA
  • 08-02-07

Too late to say goodbye

This audio book is just a lot of psycho babble.
There is no story line, it does not review cases IE: Lacy Peterson.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Delana
  • Lawrence, KS, United States
  • 04-23-10

Very Poorly Written

This book is not for the reader who enjoys analytical true crime, or decent writing. If one were to remove all of the redundant language (such as "easily and effortlessly," etc.) the length would be reduced by half. I didn't know who Robi Ludwig was until I started listening. Not recommended.

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" I enjoyed this a lot"

" this book held my interest to the end, it was one sitting and I never got bored of the true stories, many high profile cases as well as some lesser known cases. Highly recommend for true crime buffs or anyone interested in phycological profiles of these types of people."

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  • Laura
  • Montgomery Village, MD, United States
  • 07-27-12

Tortured throughout ...

I stuck with it only b/c audiobooks - as quickly as I fly through them - are so costly. When I researched the blessed end, I so was happy that "Till Death Do Us Part."