This is one of the saddest true crime books I've read. A storybook, upscale family is destroyed when the father, who lives beyond his means decides to hire someone to kill his beautiful wife. He has a mistress, of course, and there is a million plus life insurance policy on his wife. However, he is so egotistical that he believes his three sons, as well as the community, will support him without question even though evidence against him is overwhelming. His sons did stand behind him during the trial, where he was sentenced to death. The story of the two older boys slowly facing the truth about their father is heartbreaking, as is the fact that the youngest continued to cling to the 'blind faith' he had in his father.
Thrilling and full of getcha parts. i loved this book. a great read
True crime. The Marshall family was picture perfect until the night the wife and mother was brutally murdered. The murder investigation revealed adultery, gambling. It's a fascinating story.
I found this to be a very interesting story to read.
True crime novel about the Marshall famil of Toms River, New Jersey. Not easy to put down.
True story of a model family in New Jersey. Perfect family until the husband decides to kill his wife. Compelling tale of investigation and prosecution..........family memebers divided. The truth starts to come out of adultery, gambling, drugs and murder. Lots better than the movie, more details. excellent read
Very cool, and even cooler when you realize that Rob Marshall's, son, Robie Marshall is married to Tracey Gold, formerly of Growing Pains!
The first true crime book I ever read (at it got me hooked on the genre)! This book is a shocking and sad story of a "perfect family" gone wrong. A great true crime read.
GREAT read! Especially here on the East coast...when some evidence was found...
Maria loved her husband as did his 3 boys. But when he goes on trial for her death, the boys have to decide where their loyalty lies.
From the back of the book: "A greedy and callous crime and its devastating impact. Suspenseful, engrossing, gripping, chthartic" from the New York Times Book Review. "Another 'Fatal Vision' crime from a master of true crime." from New York Magazine
Excellent book that keeps you guessing! Very good insite into family dynamics.
The Marshalls are pillars in their small New Jersey town. The one night , Rob Marshall is found brutally murdered. What is the Family's dark secret?