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Length: 148 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 371 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Pat Brown (March 3, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 3, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GU0Y3A
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Pat Brown Biography

Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and founder and CEO of The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency and CEO/co-developer of The Pat Brown Method of Investigative Criminal Profiling for Major Crimes Detectives.

Pat has profiled cold cases for law enforcement for over twenty years. Her experiences in providing deductive profiling in homicide cases led her to develop the first Criminal Profiling and Investigative Analysis Certificate Program in the United States for Excelsior College which is a major provider of continuing education for military members and law enforcement. Recognizing the importance of criminal profiling as a tool in fresh cases as well as cold cases, Pat joined forces with Police Chief Robert Lee to bring criminal profiling directly to the skill set of major crimes detectives and together they have developed a specific method of investigative criminal profiling to be offered as necessary training for police detectives.

During the last decade and a half, Pat has provided crime commentary and forensic analysis in over three thousand television and radio appearances in the United States and across the globe. She has been seen regularly on the cable television news programs, CNN, MSNBC and FOX, and as been a frequent guest of The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Canada AM, Larry King, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Joy Behar, and America's Most Wanted. For four seasons, Pat profiled crimes on the weekly Court TV crime show, I, Detective. Pat was the host of the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra and in the spring of 2006, Pat went inside one of Florida's maximum-security prisons to interview a child murderer for the Discovery Channel series, Evil Minds. In 2010 she profiled a new Jack the Ripper suspect for Investigation Discovery's Mystery Files. Pat contributed special feature content for the 2005 home DVD edition of Profiler: Season Two and the 15th Anniversary Edition, 2006 DVD release of Quentin Tarantino's crime classic, Reservoir Dogs.

Pat is the author of six books: The Murder of Cleopatra (Prometheus Books 2013), The Truth about Book Publishing and Book Publicity (Amazon 2013), How to Save Your Daughter's Life (HCI 2012), Only the Truth (Amazon 2012), The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths (Hyperion Voice 2010) and Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers (Phoenix Books 2003).

Through The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency , Pat provides criminal profiling consultation, education, and training to law enforcement, media, attorneys, universities, corporations, and private individuals.

Pat specializes in crime scene analysis, behavioral profiling, threat analysis, psychopathy, serial rape and murder, victimology, terrorism, and homicide investigation.


Pat holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University.

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My husband and I both really enjoyed this novel. A small-town setting, endearing characters, and the pages practically turn themselves from the first page to the end. It should make everyone's summer vacation list. I agree with all who said it is hard to put down. This is not a gory, disturbing crime novel. Hard to believe, but much about it is sweet, funny, and heart-warming. About half-way through, just when you think you've got everything figured out, Pat Brown rolls out the surprises! I hope they make this one into a movie. And I personally would love a sequel.
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One third of the way into this book on my Kindle--just as I was hooked--the text became center justified for the remainder of the book (as opposed to justified on the left-hand margin). I simply could not read like this. It was impossible to tell where paragraphs were starting. Terribly disappointed. Not to mention a number of obvious typos (which isn't too uncommon with the cheaper Kindle books).

If this issue is fixed, then I can't wait to finish the book and I will update this review.

***UPDATE***

I am happy to report that the formatting issues are fixed (though not the many typos). Unfortunately, I don't have a glowing review for this book. Three stars is pushing it. I'd say I was leaning four stars in the first third of the book (it seemed to have a lot of promise), then was feeling three stars through the middle, and was a solid two by the end. I hate to say it, but the end was simply awful. It was wrapped up with such brevity and simplicty that it felt like watching the last five minutes of a cheap soap opera.
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Good book. Keeps you interested right from the start. You are guessing at what is going on. The problem I had was the ending was really bad. It seemed like the author ran out of time and spent 3 pages closing the whole story out. The actions of the characters (not going to spoil) at the end are so ridiculous and goes against everything they would realistically do. The ending almost ruined what was a great story. I think that could have been handled a lot better, but oh well. The book is worth your time and money for sure. I'll check out others by this author.
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Enjoyed this book from the first page through to the last page. I have been a fan of Pat Brown since she started doing talk shows & was thrilled to find she was writing. The story is fresh, the characters are interesting ..you don't want to put the book down..well worth the price
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It is written in a first person, from a very simple, unedumacated man. This style is pretty unique and at first it stopped me from reading past the first 20 pages. I was forced to pick it up again (I had nothing else on my kindle) and enjoyed the unique prose going forward. It is a nice little story, but I kind of figured out the final outcome three quarters from the book. Billy Ray, who couldn't read, all of a sudden could read the blinking neon sign on the highway diner? The author goofed - builds a character that can't read and then all of sudden uses hooked-on-phonics and learns to read when food is on the line at the diner. There are some other small nuances that that annoyed me. Two police departments working murder cases jointly would not openly discuss a case and what-if scenarios in front of a potential suspect (Billy Ray) nor anyone else for that matter. Overall an enjoyable read, but the author probably should get a new editor so that the story holds together better.
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Only the Truth was a surprisingly compelling if somewhat predictable read. It is a good book for those new to Kindles as there is no need to check back over details, the story rapidly and clearly unfolds. The characters were affectionately portrayed. Easy to read in one or two sittings.

I only gave it three stars because the ending was wrapped up so abruptly it was almost as if she had become sick of writing the book, also one element of a subplot was left unresolved in a way that seemed like an oversight.
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I wanted to say how pleasantly surprised I was by the engrossing nature of Ms. Brown's story in Only The Truth. I'd read The Profiler and wasn't sure how that direct, matter-of-fact style of narration would translate into the realm of detective fiction. Very well, it seems! I'm also surprised that it seems to be her first attempt in a novel format.

Only The Truth unspools very fluidly, with a sweet simplicity that seems to come straight from the mind and heart of her unlikely hero, Billy Ray Hutchins, a kind, trusting soul who finds his lonely life filled by a troubled young drifter. Pat Brown has found a comfortable first person style of narrative with a hint of the vernacular that makes you believe his uneducated nature without its being too disruptive to the tale. Quite a delicate walk in any novel. Also, it doesn't get too bogged down in techical details, as you'd expect from a criminal profiler. The relationship aspects of this untraditonal romance were obviously as important to her as making the procedural aspects convincing.

Ms. Brown takes what seems to be a straightforward who-done-it, and slowly ratchets up the tension with each revelation that Billy Ray discovers, making us more concerned with the "whys" than anything else. I found that I wanted to read right through the story, which I did in two sittings, just to find out where she took him in his hunt for answers. And also to see if I'd be satisfied with the resolution. She didn't disappoint me in either, except, perhaps, in leaving me wanting a bit more of their story.

Good for you, Pat...always leave them wanting more! And best of luck in finding for this charming first novel the audience that it deserves, even without a commercial advertising budget. It's certainly worth the price I spent, and more. Let us know when it comes out in print!
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