Tag Archive | true crime

True crime thriller will keep you on edge

Mafia Son

Mafia Son, is the story that gained national notoriety in 2007 as a result of former FBI agent Lin DeVecchio’s sensational murder trial, in which Sandra Harmon testified, this is an unforgettable tale of violence, wealth, and sex, set in a world where a man’s word is both everything and nothing. This is a true crime thriller, Sandra Harmon has written a psychological portrait of a man who changed paths and went to the right path and ended up paying the price for his choice.  A story of one of the most notorious families in the history of organized crime, this story is fast paced and will keep the reader on the edge of their seat.  In my opinion this was a great read and would recommend to anyone who is into true crime novels.  This is one you will not be able to put down.

Twisted Triangle

Twisted Triangle
by: Caitlin Rother
Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint
ISBN: 978-0-7879-9585-0
$26.95 pp 271
Reviewed by: Terry South for Quality Book Reviews

Twisted Triangle
A Famous Crime Writer, a Lesbian Love Affair, and the FBI Husband’s Violent Revenge
by Caitlin Rother with John Hess

Upon receipt of the book when I read the cover that stated the above I thought to myself I don’t want to read about a lesbian love affair. When I read on about this being a true crime novel and read that the famous crime writer was Patricia Cornwell who is one of my favorite authors, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did, this book is outstanding. This is an excellent read, very interesting as well.

Caitlin Rother has penned a superbly crafted true crime story, she tells the story through the eyes of Margo Bennett. You will find yourself caught up in the lives of both Margo and her husband Gene. You will also experience a range of emotions while reading this one, I felt agony, despair, and even found myself scared for Margo several times. You will learn the triumphs of Margo, as well as her ability to balance her life as an FBI agent, a mother, a friend, and her troubled marriage. You will learn the effects this troubled marriage and Gene ‘s psychotic actions have had on their daughters Allison and Lindsey.

If you are looking for a fast paced true crime novel with edge of your seat impact then look no further, this was a thrilling and engaging read. The author has done an excellent job and has done her research, once you start you will not be able to put this one down. An excellent and engaging read from the first page to the last. A must read and an astounding 5 stars!