Saturday, April 28, 2012
Never See Them Again by M William Phelps
It's a typical summer day in Houston, Texas, only her friend Tiffany is not answering her phone. Brittney and her boyfriend decide to drive over and see what's going on. What Brittany finds is four people dead in the house. This is a true crime novel, and the horror of it all is very real.
Kensington Books sent me a copy of the ARC of this book for review (thank you). It was published in March and you can find a copy of it at your local bookstore.
What makes this book a bit different from other true crime is that the investigators had a lot of evidence and documentation for this case so the author had plenty to work with. He had to weed out what to use and what not to use. I imagine that made writing this story a bit more difficult than having just a sketch of a crime where you flesh it out. This was a whale of a crime that he had to get down the bones.
The victims were young men and women that had been involved with drugs, so that connection was immediately suspect. One girl had recently moved out of her parent's house in with Tiffany and the familial relationships were scrutinized. All the families were cross-examined. All their friends were questioned.
While the investigation went on, one investigator retired. Time marched on and they were getting no closer to the killer. Until out of the blue they get a break. No one ever would have thought the killer was who it was...
If you'd like my copy of this ARC, leave a comment here on my blog and send me an email at info at bookfaerie.com with your name, address, and why you'd like to read this book. I will give it away in about a week.