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Author: Diane Fanning Narrator: Callie Beaulieu Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2019 ISBN: 9781630155414
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Michael Peterson was driven to succeed.

An army brat-turned-marine, he saw combat in Vietnam, and returned a decorated soldier. An avid reader, his dreams of being an acclaimed novelist came true. His desire to find love was fulfilled when he married brilliant executive Kathleen Atwater, the first female student accepted at Duke University's School of Engineering. The Petersons seemed the ideal academic couple—well-respected, prosperous, and happy.

And compelled to kill.

All that came crashing down in December of 2001, when Kathleen apparently fell to her death in their secluded home in an exclusive area of Durham, North Carolina. But blood-spattered evidence and a missing fireplace poker suggested calculated, cold-blooded murder. Her trusted husband stood accused. Prosecutors introduced evidence at trial that sixteen years earlier, Peterson was one of the last people to see his neighbor alive before she was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in her home in Germany. A dramatic trial followed in the explosive final chapter of a life that no novelist could ever have conceived . . . Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/4/2013

    " How can I say it was disappointing? I had virtually NO expectations. But seriously is it too much to ask to have it not gag me? Pretentious flowery language, icky icky icky. Not well written at all. But what do you want for a one-night-stand? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 9/13/2013

    " Story line was confusing. People are kidnapped and the main character, who is dating a police officer, chooses not to tell the authorities about key evidence. Instead she tells those people who even the most naive reader would know were the key suspects. DUH!!! A disappointing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Violet | 6/23/2013

    " I am learning a lot from this book: in part, that if you want to kill more than one person, it's best to choose separate means of dispatching them, to avoid being caught. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 4/12/2013

    " Really glad I didn't marry a guy with Peterson/Petersen a a last name...those wives seem not to fair too well. :-/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 2/8/2013

    " Since I live in Durham, NC, I followed this case in the newspaper and on Court TV. It was a big deal here! It was nice to get a different perspective from someone that didn't know Michael Peterson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jfk | 12/20/2012

    " One of Diane's great true crime stories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cyndi | 8/29/2012

    " I bet this could be a good story but it is so poorly written "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martha | 7/25/2012

    " Not particularly well-done book about the Michael Peterson murder trial. This is the Durham, N.C. murderer who killed his wife Kathleen. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/28/2012

    " Abysmal writing, though the story itself was worth reading about to learn more about the case. "

About the Author

Diane Fanning is the Edgar Award–nominated, nationally bestselling author of twelve true-crime books, including Sleep My Darlings, Her Deadly Web, Mommy’s Little Girl, and Through the Window. She has appeared on numerous network and cable news shows and radio stations, including Today, 48 Hours, and 20/20. She lives in Bedford, Virginia.

About the Narrator

Callie Beaulieu, audiobook narrator, has been an actress for several decades. Classically trained, she is predominantly a theater actress, and her work has been seen around the country. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.