Book Reviews of Fatal Vision

Fatal Vision
Fatal Vision
Author: Joe McGinnis
ISBN-13: 9780451130983
ISBN-10: 0451130987
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 684
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Putnam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Years ago after watching the TV movie based on this true story, my sister and I read this book and couldn't put it down. It was well written with all the details of the evidence, but without being dry or overwhelming. I highly recommend it and give it 4.5 stars out of 5.

I went back and forth on whether or not he was guilty. At one point I was sure he wasnt, then I was positive he was. Now the only thing I know for sure is his wife and their 2 little girls were murdered brutally and that is very sad. I think he might have done it, but I dont think he did. At least I have reasonable doubt that he is guilty so I dont think I could have found him guilty if I had been on the jury. Read this book and see what you think.
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This book covers the trial of Jeffrey McDonald, accused of the 1979 murder of his wife and two daughters. This was an incredibly sad case and a sad book. I give the story an A+!
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This book is about the true story of Dr. Jeffery MacDonald and the murder of his wife and two young daughters...fascinating read.
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The true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald and the murder of his family. MacDonald is doing life in prison having been found guilty of these murders. He is appealing for a new trial because of evidence that was never presented. The evidence is discussed in detail in the book. Again - fascinating true crime drama.
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One of the classics of the true crime genre
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Awesome Book!!!
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Very good true crime book by one of the best
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Still reading this book - but it is a book that is hard to put down!!! Very good reading!!!
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This book is about a man who was tried for killing his family.
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although its been a long time since i read it, a real good read. Based a on true story. If you like books about the military, you will probably like this one.
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Back cover: Fatal Vision is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies committing. Bestselling author Joe McGinnis chronicles every aspect of this horrifying and intricate crime, and probes the life and psyche of the magnetic, all-American Jeffrey MacDonald, a golden boy who seemed destined to have it all.
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I really enjoyed this book.