Cruel Doubt by Joe McGinniss

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Vision comes a shocking true account of murder, family secrets, and final justice now available for the first time as an e-book...

One hot summer night in 1988, Bonnie Von Stein's second husband was murdered in their bed, Bonnie herself stabbed, beaten, and left for dead beside him. It looked like a brutal but tragically typical case: Von Stein was newly wealthy, and Bonnie's troubled son Chris, seemed like the obvious suspect.

But Chris turned out to have an air-tight alibi and new leads suggested the crime could be much more complex. The trail led to Chris’s two strange new friends from college and a real-life enactment of a bizarre Dungeons and Dragons fantasy adventure, and it implicated Bonnie's teenage daughter as well.

In Cruel Doubt, Joe McGinniss probes the dark heart of family life and small-town North Carolina society to uncover a fascinating and terrifying story that is at once a chilling murder mystery, a tense courtroom drama, and a heartbreaking account of a mother forced to doubt her own children.

About Joe McGinniss

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Joe McGinniss was a young Philadelphia journalist when he began to follow the team of public relations men and television specialists who created Richard Nixon's image for the American public during the presidential campaign of 1968. In 1969, with the publication of The Selling of the President, Joe McGinnis immediately became a nonfiction star of the first rank. His other books include Heroes, Going to Extremes, Fatal Vision, Cruel Doubt, and a novel, The Dream Team. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Published August 29, 2012 by Signet. 464 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Lurid biographies of notorious criminals sold like cheap gin in the age of… Joe Mcginniss Fiction Nonfiction Simon & Schuster ...

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One steamy night in 1988, someone clubbed and stabbed Lieth Von Stein to death in his rural North Carolina home and nearly managed to kill Bonnie Von Stein too.

Oct 02 1991 | Read Full Review of Cruel Doubt

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