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In the summer of 2003, the Houston suburb of Clear Lake, Texas, was devastated when four young residents were viciously slain. The two female victims, Tiffany Rowell and Rachael Koloroutis, were just 18 years old - popular and beloved. But when a killer came knocking, it turned out to be someone they knew all too well.

Seventeen-year-old Christine Paolilla was an awkward outsider until the girls befriended her. In this gripping true story, M. William Phelps delves into the heart of a baffling mystery to get to the truth of an act so brutal it could not be understood - until now.

©2012 M. William Phelps (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"An unblinking account of how four American teenagers lost their lives in the most violent way, how their families have suffered, and how an unlikely individual was responsible for causing this terrible crime." ( Library Journal)

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Superb Coverage of Why 4 Youths were Heartlessly Murdered

This true mystery of 4 young lives cut short (3 were teens and 1 just past 20) on a sunny Texas afternoon baffled the public and Houston Police Department profoundly. The popular 4 friends were just watching television and enjoying each other's company when they were suddenly murdered together. Who could have done this ... and why? is answered in this well-written and thorough police investigation narrated in excellent fashion. There are also human interest chapters about the suffering families longing for justice and the overworked detectives dedicated to solving this case. And by the way--yes, they do! (You will not be left wondering!) The riveting story held my attention well and even the epilogue was interesting for me to read.

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  • JET
  • Helper, UT, United States
  • 01-02-18

Good Story, With Good Flow

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This book provides a very engaging story. I would have liked a little more cultural/historical context to the book. However, it is a fairly recent case so that would probably be difficult to do. The details and facts were not over dramatized. I really liked the narrator.

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From LB Nelson, VERY GOOD BOOK !!! SHOCKING CRIMES

This book is very well written in several different ways. M. William Phelps, took a unbelievable, tragic crime and wrote with his very again unique style of writing with care and facts, especially in the delicate true story and did a excellent job ! I The Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright, did a great job as well !!! 5 Stars from me !

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Never see them again.

What did you love best about Never See Them Again?

Gripping. I live in Houston and vaguely remember this murder.

What did you like best about this story?

The betrayal of these girls by their so called friend. Was interesting at the beginning how the girls are portrayed as all American, church going young ladies, wholesome etc. But later we see they work in seedy strip clubs in Houston and are part of the drug scene.

If you could give Never See Them Again a new subtitle, what would it be?

Evil in suburbia.

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It's okay.

Took a while to get to the meat and potatoes. Really sad story. I feel bad for the victims families.