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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. 😕

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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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If you could give Don't Tell a Soul a new subtitle, what would it be?

A Story of Female Psycopathy

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  • Jay
  • South Park, PA, United States
  • 03-07-17

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!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved this book.

This book was so well written and gives such logical and thorough description of this case.

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Captivating

I enjoyed this book more than I expected as I don’t typically listen to True Crime. I did notice the narration issues mentioned in other reviews but at a speed of 1.25x (how I listen to most books) it was not distracting at all. I thought it was well researched and kept me intrigued.

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  • carol
  • Paradise, TX, United States
  • 01-21-18

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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Still listening to the story, it's a great book.

Pausing mid sentence to change voices to over express is beyond annoying! Just read the story please. Very difficult to listen to although it was a great story.

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One of M William Phillips best true crime books!

Phillips was able to piece together a complicated story about an enduring innocent victim whose life was snuffed out by one of the most evil, vile, scariest, manipulative, violent female psychopaths I’ve read about since Jodi Arias. I’ll never forget the victim Cherry Walker. RIP sweet lady.