Tracey’s case finally went to trial in an explosive courtroom showdown. In a searing exploration of the criminal mind, bestselling investigative journalist M. William Phelps traces the saga of a psychopath who hid in plain sight—until her wicked ways caught up with her.
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Release Date: November 28, 2017
Genre: True Crime
True Crime novels have always held a special place in my heart (and on my bookcase). Unfortunately, I have been neglecting these books for some time because I have been so busy blogging romance that I let these other genres fall to the wayside. Well, not anymore. M. William Phelps has renewed my love for these novels with Beautifully Cruel.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Beautifully Cruel is a True Crime novel. If you are unfamiliar with this genre then I can tell you that these types of books detail various real life crime cases. They are not works of fiction that are made up but rather books that have been carefully written using police interviews, victim interviews, and more. They are so interesting to me- I have my masters in psychology- because I love picking apart peoples mind who do bad things. Anyway, this book talks about the case of Tracey Pittman Robert, a deadly woman who has lived a life of crime and never really gotten caught. Until she murdered someone in cold blood... Someone who she said invaded her home with the intent to kill her and her kids.
This case is not an easy one to read. It features a woman who is so cold blooded and manipulative that it almost seems unreal even though it's not. Phelps does a wonderful job in detailing her crimes and what led up to the murder she committed and I was captivated by every sentence. What's even more interesting about this book is that it's not a cut and dry case. The killing didn't occur and days or weeks later she was arrested. It actually took 10 years to get her for this crime. If you read the book you'll see how this cold case became a hot media spectacle.
MY OVERALL THOUGHTS OF THE BOOK
I truly enjoyed reading this one and once my eyes fell to the page I became a junkie. I needed more and more and more. Unfortunately, it took me a little too long to read it as it is a bit long. However, with all the information NEEDED in order to understand this case it's no wonder the book was well over 400 pages. So essentially, I LIKED IT (a lot), but didn't LOVE it because it was so thick with information. I would recommend it though, and I hope people will give the book a chance because I don't think I have ever read about a woman so monsterous and manipulative in my life.
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