Good book, count your blessings!
Barbra Piotrowski and Richard Minns were a golden couple - a one-time teenage beauty queen fervently devoted to her lover - a sun-bronzed Texas millionsaire "fitness junkie." They enjoyed a storebook romance charged with intense sexual electricity.
But there was a wife Richard Minns never mentioned. And he was a man obsessed with control who had a violent, unpredictable temper. So when Barbra finally left him, he made her life a daily hell of terror and harassment with the aid of his powerful, influential friends. Then, on a hot October morning, a hired gunman approached Barbra Piotrowski in a Houston parking lot...and pumped four bullets into her back at close range.
A riveting true account of power, sex, corruption-and obsessive love burned violent...and deadly.
"A nasty tale of dirty doings that amply demonstrates the evil money can buy" New York Daily News
Exceptionally interesting true crime...
Young, beautiful and naive Barbra Piotrowsky falls in love with a handsome, much older, Texas multi-millionaire Richard Minns.
Love turns into obsession before Barbra learns Minns is married, but somehow, he is able to convince her he is in an "open marriage" and talks her into staying.
With time comes physical abuse and eventually Barbra moves out, but Richard is so obsessed, he refuses to accept someone walking out on him. Barbra is still naive enough to think their relationship can be saved, while Richard is more concerned she'll go after his money. Minns new obsession is having Barbra killed, and money is no object.
Narcissism, obsession, manipulation - this story has it all.
The author, Suzanne Finstad, ALWAYS seems to research her books meticulously. This is no exception. Great read - hard to put down!
This is about money, megalomania Texas style! It is a fast read!