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Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson 1st ed Edition
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He was going to make an honest woman of her and very conveniently Kathleen Savio died in an accidental bathtub fall. Was it accidental? The first coroner said yes, the second, who had her exhumed, said no. No, no, no. Stacy had two children by him and took the other youngsters under her wing. Something stank in Bolingbrook and it wasn't the sewer system. Something smelled mighty fishy when twenty-three-year-old Stacy joined the missing wives club. Now she was a gal who would never leave her children. Joseph Hosey, journalist and close follower of the ins and outs of Peterson's recent life and lies, penned the riveting book, FATAL VOWS: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Patterson.
When Geraldo Rivera showed up on the scene Peterson's behavior became even more bizarre. The confirmed "serial abuser," possible murderer and nut case began to dote on the attention he received. He consistently insinuated that Stacy "had the nerve to leave him and four children in the lurch." But then there was the instance where his stepbrother Tom Morphey helped him move that barrel of chlorine. Just what was going on in Bolingbrook?Read more ›
I'm originally from Illinois and am quite familiar with its "Save the Criminals" (as opposed to Save the Whales) programs, which seek to protect criminals from their victims rather than the other way around. These whacko laws are why, for example, the south side of Chicago is so dangerous. And these whacko laws have made no minor contribution to the Illinois careers of famous killers, such as John Wayne Gacy. It did not surprise me in the least that this drama took place in Illinois.
I stopped watching television in 1990, breaking that pattern only on September 11, 2001 for obvious reasons. Not wishing to be disinformed, I don't read newspapers. So, this book was my first exposure to this case and to several other cases mentioned in the book. That means I didn't come at this with any pre-existing ideas about the case.
One of my favorite authors is Ann Rule, who covers similar topics in a similar way. She's also a favorite among a small group of people with whom I have detailed discussions about "what we're reading now." When I first heard of Hosey's book, my thought was that I'd need to cut him some slack and not hold him up to Ann Rule as the standard by which to review his book.
As it turns out, Hosey holds his own.Read more ›
We know what other police officers look for at a crime scene. Often police officers are treated as a brotherhood/sisterhood, and given slack that a common citizen would not. That being said, if an officer is arrested or convicted of a murder such as those profiled in this book, they are considered a common criminal and face the future alone.
It is a must read because it truly gives an insight into a world those not in blue, brown or gray rarely see.
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Great book, couldn't put it down!! After seeing the movie I wanted to know more about the case (s). Author is very informative and takes you down Drew's darkside. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Rose Marie
I know Drew Peterson is currently in prison. I was hoping this was the entire story, but it's not. It does not include his arrest and conviction.Published 1 month ago by Torrie Rebel
I followed this case closely and already had a lot of knowledge of this case. This book is soooooo repetitive. Several chapters state the same thing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was an easy read. Very entertaining. It was much better than the television movie because the book allowed for such detail of the events in this story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lildeb3801
Loved it!!! Great reading material! Really digs deep into the life and deaths of Drew Petersons wives!Published 4 months ago by JSutton333
I followed this trial on tv. I have also see the movie. This book was very interesting and it had much new information. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Letha
Well written, thorough investigative report of this tragic story.Published 6 months ago by Wendy Kirchner