Book Reviews of Missing Beauty

Missing Beauty
Missing Beauty
Author: Teresa Carpenter
ISBN-13: 9780393025699
ISBN-10: 0393025691
Publication Date: 5/1988
Pages: 478
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 4

3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: W W Norton Co Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

6 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Missing Beauty on + 178 more book reviews
A true story about a young girl from Lawrence Ma. Came from a nice home-ended up in the combat zone in Boston- then to be killed and thrown in a dumpster.
reviewed Missing Beauty on + 31 more book reviews
As you can tell by my list I LOVE true Crime. Interesting book!!
reviewed Missing Beauty on + 67 more book reviews
Thoroughly researched, documented, checked and re-checked for accuracy, in depth analysis-- these are not words or phrases associated with "page-turner" as a rule. But here is the exception. Carpenter's book is all of those things. Any true crime buff who does not have this book in his or her library has a serious lacuna therein. This book is the sort all true crime books WISH they were. While not sparing any details, neither does Carpenter dwell on the seediness of the story, rather focusing her energy on the unfolding tragedy that engulfed two entire families. It is Shakespearean in its arc; one twirl thru a hooker bar (Good Times) and Robin Benedict caught the eye of a highly respected biology professor from one of America's top science universities. One or two "innocent" drinks later, they began a relationship that would destroy him, his family, mar the reputation of Tufts University and lead to her violent death.
Douglas' tragic flaw, self-resentment over his physical appearance and a weakness for pretty brunettes along with Robin's unchecked greed lead to a horrific conclusion. Must Read True Crime.
reviewed Missing Beauty on + 7 more book reviews
True crime. College prof is introduced by high priced call girl to crime and murder.
reviewed Missing Beauty on + 94 more book reviews
This account of a college professor and an all-American girl turned prostitute is a strange and unlikely story. When the highly regarded Tufts University research scientist, married and with three children, became obsessed with the beautiful Robin Benedict, he would do anything to pay for her time. This included embezzlement. When she tried to get out of the relationship, he committed murder rather than face losing her.
reviewed Missing Beauty on + 101 more book reviews
This account of a college professor and an all-American girl turned prostitute is a strange and unlikely story. When the highly regarded Tufts University research scientist, married and with three children, became obsessed with the beautiful Robin Benedict, he would do anything to pay for her time. This included embezzlement. When she tried to get out of the relationship, he committed murder rather than face losing her.