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Iowa housewife Tracey Pittman Roberts seemed to have it all: natural beauty, three loving children, and a fairy-tale second marriage to a wealthy, handsome businessman. But beneath the happy façade was a woman who used lies, manipulation, sex, ugly allegations, blackmail - and even murder - to serve her own selfish ends.

On December 12, 2001, police rushed to Tracey's home after a shooting left her vulnerable young neighbor dead. Tracey claimed it was an act of self-defense. Nine gunshot wounds - and a decades-long trail of extortion, fabrication, fraud, and intimidation - said otherwise. Ten years after the crime, Tracey's case finally went to trial in an explosive courtroom showdown. In a searing exploration of the criminal mind, best-selling investigative journalist M. William Phelps traces the saga of a psychopath who hid in plain sight - until her wicked ways caught up with her.

©2017 M. William Phelps (P)2017 Tantor

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Really bad book

No doubt the woman who is the subject of this book was guilty. The book itself, though, along with the narration, are terrible. It's more like a National Enquirer type story rather than an an in-depth telling of a terrible crime. The snide editorial comments, along with the vocal inflections of the narrator are genuinely disappointing. I suggest that, if you wish to read/listen to exceptional books about real crime stories that you look to the many outstanding ones written by Joe McGinnis.

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Difficult to follow all the characters.

Book didn't flow on a timeline.To many incidental story lines interrupted facts of the underlying story

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Confused<br />

couldn't get the storyline in my head. tried 3x. gave up. Refund or credit? thx

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A gripping story

I enjoyed the story, the author did a good job in his research and writing it. The downfall is the narrator, I will not purchase another audio book that he does. The way he raises his voice for quotes is irritating.

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Master of true crime.

Phelps as usual is the master of true crime. No one can tell these stories like he can.

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Reminiscent of Ann Rule

So glad to find this author. Love true crime and reading about these evil people who eventually get caught. They have so many like qualities. It's amazing to read.

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