One of our most engaging crime journalists. -Katherine Ramsland
In the summer of 2003, the Houston suburb of Clear Lake, Texas, was devastated when four young residents were viciously slain. The two female victims were just eighteen-years-old, popular and beloved--but when a killer came knocking, it turned out to be someone they knew all too well. . ..Seventeen-year-old Christine Paolilla was an awkward outsider--until the girls befriended her. In this gripping true story, M. William Phelps delves into the heart of a baffling mystery to get to the truth of an act so brutal it could not be understood--until now.
"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." -Allison Brennan
"The best true-crime writer to come along in years." -Gregg Olsen
Praise for M. William Phelps
"Phelps ratchets up the dramatic tension." -Stephen Singular
"One of America's finest true-crime writers." -Vincent Bugliosi
"Phelps creates a vivid portrait." -Publishers Weekly
Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
Dexter consultant and prolific true-crime writer Phelps (Love Her to Death) recounts the 2003 quadruple murder in Clear Lake, TX, that shocked the community. The victims were teenagers from good families, the murders were committed in a well-manicured neighborhood in a nice suburban town, the shooting was extremely violent, and three long years went by before an anonymous tip led the police to the perpetrators. Through Phelps's investigative journalism, the reader goes along on the emotionally turbulent ride of the victims' families, who suffered through anguish, heartbreak, and fear. Readers also observe the dedication of the detectives on the case and their efforts following scores of false leads without enough resources and support, and they hear of the killers' lives before and after the murders. VERDICT Phelps clearly shows how the ugliest crimes can take place in the quietest of suburbs. An unblinking account of how four American teenagers lost their lives in the most violent way, how their families have suffered, and how an unlikely individual was responsible for causing this terrible crime.-Krista Bush, Shelton Public Sch. Lib., CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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September 03, 2012
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