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Author: Joe McGinniss Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9780743581776
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The Marshalls were the perfect family in the perfect town. They had new cars and a permanent place in the countryclub set. Then, on a chilly September night, Maria Marshall—the beautiful wife and mother—was murdered in cold blood. The tragedy had only just begun.

While sympathy poured in for Maria’s husband Rob and their three sons, the shocking facts were slowly revealed—facts about money-hungry Rob Marshall, about debts, affairs, and hit men. And when a police investigation turned into a relentless prosecution and a dramatic trial, an even darker truth came out: Rob Marshall would use anyone—even his sons—to cover his crime.

From bestselling writer Joe McGinniss comes this powerful true story of a horrifying murder, the quest for justice, and the disintegration of an American dream.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A true crime thriller of greed, lust, and murder.”

    New York Times

  • “Another Fatal Vision from a master of true crime.”

    New York Magazine

  • “A truly compelling tale of investigation and prosecution…a harrowing portrait of the perversion of the American dream…not easy to put down. Or to forget.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A greedy and callous crime and its devastating impact…suspenseful…engrossing…gripping…cathartic.” 

    New York Times Book Reviews

  • “A lively true-crimer, then, with a touch of moral fire—and another likely hit for McGinniss.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 5/12/2011

    " This is a true crime book. It is the story of a father who killed his wife in 1984 in Tom's River, New Jersey. They had three boys. Very interesting book. Very sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen | 7/20/2010

    " I'd never heard of this case so when I picked the book up I didn't know it was a true story, though the writing style soon made me realise.
    Interesting, gripping and well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 3/6/2010

    " Another great account of a non-fiction murder, this one in NJ in the 80s. I had seen the made for TV movie many, many years ago and that crappy movie stayed with me, so when I discovered this book after reading his "Never Enough", I had to read it. He doesn't disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/24/2009

    " One of my favorite quotes is via the father of Maria Marshall who was murdered by her husband. His opinion of Marshall's distinctly manque background: "The first one up in the morning is the best dressed for the day in that house." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 6/18/2009

    " Haven't read true crime genre since 1992. This was such a "I grabbed it off the shelf from the library in the B&B we were staying at and read it in 2 days" kinda thing. Riveting! or not.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/16/2009

    " This is a great read for true-crime readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Salsadancer | 5/2/2009

    " Toms River, NJ wife murdered by husband "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/10/2008

    " Very sad read but the book is good and the mini series is great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith | 7/24/2008

    " Always interesting to learn about a true story from near by... but the real person dialog really shows the erosion of America's vocabulary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 7/22/2007

    " Three boys, along with their relatives and friends and many of those people in their hometown in New Jersey, believed their father had nothing to do with the murder of their mother. It's a fascinating book that was enhanced by the made-for-TV movie about the case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 6/3/2007

    " This is another good true crime book about a man that killed his wife, and his teenage son's battle with whether or not to believe their father is guilty. They also made this into a movie that was really good. "

About the Author

Joe McGinniss is a writer of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. He first came to prominence with the bestseller The Selling of the President, which described the marketing of the then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon, and he has authored numerous books since then.

About the Narrator

James Naughton is an actor and director. He first came to prominence in the television series adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie series of the same name. Since then, he has starred in dozens television shows and appeared in numerous Broadway plays. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, one for his performance as Sam Spade in City of Angels and the other portraying Billy Flynn in the 1997 revival of Chicago.