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If all you wanted, was a regurgitation of events, well that's what you got! There was no effort made to flesh out the story by interviewing wider family and friends. The story was mainly pieced together from police files and newspapers. A friend of the perpetrator appeared early in the take, and one expected him to pop up as a prosecution witness, but not so! He made no further appearance - I don't understand what his purpose was. I think the author was only there for the first day and last of the trial - maybe he felt that was all that was necessary, so it left me a bit frustrated with unanswered questions. I might try one more of his books - I hope It doesn't leave me quite so confused and curious!
This story was very cut-and-dried, but THE WORST part of it was the RIDICULOUS number of grammar/punctuation errors contained within. I was so distracted by all the silly errors that I couldn’t’ve enjoyed the story had it BEEN any good.
In reading true crime I usually develop some emotion, some feeling for the people involved. Not so here. The book was straightforward and did not delve into any of the characters except for the killer. The trial was brushed over very quickly. The prime witness evoked no sympathy from me. Interesting story with little depth.
I thought it was a good read. Sad, but it seemed to follow along with what happened based on facts of the case. I don’t think they would have found her remains had they not made a deal with his ex girlfriend. She never should’ve agreed to go clean up the crime scene, that eliminated a lot of evidence.
3.0 out of 5 starsCould have been a great story, but badly needed editing, so many grammatical and punctuation errors. Not sure what that person was paid for editing this, but pretty sure my charge would be less, and more efficient.
Could have been a great story, but badly needed editing, so many grammatical and punctuation errors. Not sure what that person was paid for editing this, but pretty sure my charge would be less, and more efficient.
This book left me with a lot of questions regarding evidence collection and other items. I felt it was a cliff-note version of a more in-depth case. Wasn't there ANY evidence collected from the burn site? Wasn't Krystal caught on the neighbor's video footage when she cleaned up the scene? Why wasn't Patrick's mother put on the stand or even questioned as being a witness to the burning or her remarks made on FB about the witch being dead? There are so many holes in this book it was frustrating to read.
I'm glad I read this book because I remember when this happened but never heard the outcome. Though any act of murder is horrible, this murder was so shockingly violent and so unnecessary. The suspect could of just not married Kelsey and moved on. Instead, he ruined many lives including his own.
Since I live in Colorado and was familiar with this case, I was interested in reading about it. The author filled in a lot of details that were not included in any of the news reports I had read. But, there were grammatical errors, missing words and a few improperly used words that got in the way-- very frustrating.