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Subject: Presumed Guilty by Mark Dalton
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 6:44 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2006
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Has anyone read this? I'm reading it right now and finding it so annoying I don't even want to finish it. But, alas, I have a compulsion to finish books!

 Jody

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 12:35 AM ET
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OK, I'm answering my own post now that I've finished Presumed Guilty. I HATED the above book! It was so badly written and researched. I def don't recommend it!

 Jody

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 5:27 PM ET
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I need to look and see if I have it in my stash...I'm reading a fiction ~Phantom Prey~ by John Stanford now...and also ~Stolen Innocence~ about a girl that grew up in the FLDS....

I looked it up..do you mean Matt Dalton..and it is a book about  Scott Peterson?? I would love to read a new book about his life in prison!!  This one got some bad reviews on Amazon



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Subject: Presumed.................
Date Posted: 7/6/2008 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2008
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I haven't read it, but I went to Amazon to see what it was about.  I guess you aren't the only one who feels this way, because the reviews were pretty bad.  I will stay away from this one! 

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 1:19 AM ET
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Nicki,

        It sounds much better than it is. It's not about his life in prison at all. Dalton does a very quick superficial rehashing of the case and why he thinks Scott is innocent. He was a member of the defense and was fired(Mark Dalton) It reminded me of a 4th grade essay. Just poorly written and researched.. I was wondering if anyone else read it and had a better review of it? Maybe i am missing something!

Carolyn--I would stay away from it too! thankfully i got it at a used book sale and didn't spend major money on it. 

 Jody just finished Fatal: The Poisonous Life of a Female Serial Killer by Harold Shechter-it was really good!