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Author: Kathryn Casey Narrator: Coleen Marlo Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781452678610
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In Creekstone, Texas, a small, quiet suburb of Houston, football was king . . . and David Temple was a prince. A former high school and college gridiron star-turned-coach, he had a fairy-tale marriage to bright, vivacious Belinda Lucas, a teacher at the local high school who was so warm and popular her colleagues called her "The Sunshine Girl."

The fairy tale ended savagely on January 11, 1999, when Belinda's lifeless body was discovered in a closet. Her skull had been shattered by a shotgun blast at close range. She was eight months pregnant.

There was no damning evidence directly linking the brutal murder to husband David, who stood by emotionless and dry-eyed as police searched the crime scene. But a dogged eight-year investigation would expose a shocking history of cruelty and domination, infidelity and rage—ultimately resulting in an epic courtroom battle for the ages—as the scandalous truth was revealed about love betrayed and innocent lives . . . shattered.
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  • Kathryn Casey is one of the best true crime writers today. Ann Rule
  • “Kathryn Casey is one of the best in the true crime genre.”

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  • “Casey’s vivid writing and dogged research establish her as one of the very best true crime writers in the business.”

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  • “Casey stakes her claim as one of the best in the business.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 7/29/2019

    " It was hard to "put this book down" as I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. It makes me sad to think that David Temple is currently in the middle of his appeal. It's heartbreaking to think that David Temple killed his wife and his unborn child. Also hard to consider that the new wife, who just recently filed for divorce is raising their son. I hope justice is served in this case. "

About the Author

Kathryn Casey s an award-winning, Houston-based journalist, the author of six highly acclaimed true crime books, and the creator of the Sarah Armstrong mystery series. Singularity, the first in the Armstrong series, was included in Booklist’s best crime novel debuts of 2009, and Library Journal chose the third in the series, The Killing Storm, for its list of the best books of 2010. Ann Rule calls Casey, “one of the best in the true crime genre.”

About the Narrator

Coleen Marlo is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been nominated for an Audie Award twice, winning in 2011. She has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, an AudioFile Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011, and was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2010 by Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Marlo is a proud founding member of Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology.