I literally could not put this book down until I finished it. This is a gripping story about a young mother of three boys who was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend, as well as a successful executive in the Southwestern Bell Corporation. Susan McFarland's struggle to compensate for a husband, who was "weird" to say the least in order to hold her family together, finally ended when she went missing. After extensive searches, her charred remains were finally located a few months later. Her husband was convicted of murder. The effects of this woman's life and death on those who loved her are brought into sharp focus, and one can only ache for the children. This touching story should be a "must read" for anyone caught in a terrible relationship.
This was a pretty good true crime.
It's focus is primarily on the story of these people's lives (with very specific tales of the husband's odd behavior), the investigations comes second, and the courtroom scenes are held to a minimum.
It was all about Richard! As long as he could buy, buy, buy and not have to earn the money, he was happy. Once he saw d i v o r c e, he knew his wife had to dissappear. Forget what it would do to the little boys.
This story took place right near my own neighborhood. Fascinating story. Very sad situation with the three boys being separated in the end and adopted by non-family.
Great book. Great investigation. A baffling disappearance. A silent husband. A shocking story.
This book is parallel to the best in my eyes - Ann Rule style of writing.
Many readers will see their own relationship as they read this book and hopefully it will lead them to get help, strength, make the break before it is too late.
Great book for fans of the true crime genre.
GREAT BOOK... ONCE I STARTED READING IT, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN TILL I FINISHED IT....
Good true crime book 3 stars
Susan McFarland was a vivacious, successful mother of three young sons. On November25,2002, she disappeared. Three days later, her car was found, keys in the ignition. Later that day, her husband reported her missing and a desperate search began. A true story of marriage, betrayal and murder.
A well written account of the disappearance and murder of Susan McFarland. Diane Fanning brings to life all the characters in this horrific event with clarity and compassion. You can feel the suspense at Susan's disappearance, feel the stress then dread for those looking for her, then feel the horror when her burned remains are found. Follow the journey with the law enforcement officers, Susan's family, and friends as Diane Fanning brings the search full circle to its chilling conclusion.
I don't have this book anymore.