This is one of the saddest true crime books I've read. A storybook, upscale family is destroyed when the father, who lives beyond his means decides to hire someone to kill his beautiful wife. He has a mistress, of course, and there is a million plus life insurance policy on his wife. However, he is so egotistical that he believes his three sons, as well as the community, will support him without question even though evidence against him is overwhelming. His sons did stand behind him during the trial, where he was sentenced to death. The story of the two older boys slowly facing the truth about their father is heartbreaking, as is the fact that the youngest continued to cling to the 'blind faith' he had in his father.
Thrilling and full of getcha parts. i loved this book. a great read
really interesting and sad story about a marriage gone VERY bad
i really liked it b/c it took place close to where i grew up
Excellent true story. If you like true crime stories...you"ll like this book.
I enjoyed reading this book because it is true crime. However, some parts were kinda slow moving.
Very cool, and even cooler when you realize that Rob Marshall's, son, Robie Marshall is married to Tracey Gold, formerly of Growing Pains!
True story of a model family in New Jersey. Perfect family until the husband decides to kill his wife. Compelling tale of investigation and prosecution..........family memebers divided. The truth starts to come out of adultery, gambling, drugs and murder. Lots better than the movie, more details. excellent read
True crime novel about the Marshall famil of Toms River, New Jersey. Not easy to put down.
I found this to be a very interesting story to read.
True crime. The Marshall family was picture perfect until the night the wife and mother was brutally murdered. The murder investigation revealed adultery, gambling. It's a fascinating story.
From the back of the book: "A greedy and callous crime and its devastating impact. Suspenseful, engrossing, gripping, chthartic" from the New York Times Book Review. "Another 'Fatal Vision' crime from a master of true crime." from New York Magazine
Maria loved her husband as did his 3 boys. But when he goes on trial for her death, the boys have to decide where their loyalty lies.
GREAT read! Especially here on the East coast...when some evidence was found...
The first true crime book I ever read (at it got me hooked on the genre)! This book is a shocking and sad story of a "perfect family" gone wrong. A great true crime read.
Excellent book that keeps you guessing! Very good insite into family dynamics.
Very good true life crime novel.
True crime of a man in debt, having an affair with his friend's wife and kills his own wife. Author also wrote Fatal Vision.
Joe McGinniss in my opinion hasn't written a bad book and this follows his usual superior story writing. Blind Faith is about a man who killed his wife yet was able to convince his sons that he was innocent even all of the evidence pointed only to him. They had blind faith in him and supported him all through the trials the father went through. I can't tell you how it ended because it would spoil the book for you but if you like Joe McGinniss you will enjoy this one.
The Marshalls are pillars in their small New Jersey town. The one night , Rob Marshall is found brutally murdered. What is the Family's dark secret?
The Marshalls were the model family of Toms River, New Jersey, living the american dream of all that money could buy. Rob Marshall was the big bread winner, king of the country club set. Maria Marshall was his stunningly beautiful wife and the perfect mom to their 3 great kids. Then one night Rob, his head bloodied, reported Maria had been brutally slain. Sympathy poured in-until disquieted facts began to surface... and the true story of adultry, gambling, drugs and murder tore the mask off Rob Marshall and the blinders off the town that thought he could do no wrong...