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Silent Witness : The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 1, 2005
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About the Author
Retired LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman is the New York Times bestselling author of Murder in Brentwood, Murder in Greenwich, Murder in Spokane, and Death and Justice. He lives in Idaho.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I have two criticisms of Mr. Fuhrman's work. First, it should not have been written before the autopsy results for Terri Schiavo became available. They would, I believe, have altered some of his assumptions and therefore some of his conclusions. Second, he repeats material not once but several times; not for emphasis, but (in my opinion) to extend the word count sufficiently to make it book length, and publishable as such. With those things said, though, I found myself thinking about the Schiavo tragedy from different angles than before I read Mr. Fuhrman's book. Like a good detective, he accepts nothing at face value; and his understanding of human nature, at its best as well as at its worst, illuminates much that never made sense to me before.
Worth reading, although the repetition makes even this sad yet riveting story bog down at times.
It is a real shame that there wasn't an investigation early in this state of affairs. Her own family did not want to believe it could be caused by their son-in-law, even though she had recently revealed some of her deep misgivings about Michael and the marriage. The police never seemed to connect any reason to investigate Michael. And, it's really disheartening that the legal system did not - and does not - give more protection to victims. In all those 15 years THE SAME JUDGE kept voting on the side of Michael in all his decisions, and against Terri's parents. Even when it became very clear that Michael had given perjured testimony, the judge still sided with Michael, saying, "That it was too late and the statute of limitations had ran out on whatever Michael's misdeeds were." Over and over and over, the legal system voted in favor of Michael, and Michael profited very handsomely.
What's even more sad than the 15 years of the above, is that Michael - from all accounts - had those 15 years to continue to verbally, emotionally, and perhaps physically abuse his helpless wife.Read more ›
This book offered no insight into the person that Terri was, nor her marriage with Michael. It answered no questions whatsoever, nor did it provide any insight into any of the key people involved in this story. The first 100 pages are a quasi technical write-up on various medical issues, some known to not even be associated with Terri's condition such as asphyxia and heart attacks. It's just verbiage to fill up the space.
Any major event in the story is repeated at least once, sometimes more often. This is another method to fill up space to try to cover the fact that there's nothing substantial in this book. This book really doesn't offer anything except Furhrman's speculations (six of them to be exact).
Furhman gets to the point of the book on page 223 (out of a total of 226 pages) when he says "Only Michael Schiavo knows the answer to these questions." Save your money, I just told you the bottom line of the book. That is really all he has to offer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I knew a bit about this case from seeing it on the news, but this book brings out many more details and information I didn't even know.Published 3 months ago by Michelle Goodman
I did not really know the details of this case and remember only hearing about the family conflict over letting her die. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kay goracke
Mark Fuhrman's 'Silent Witness: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death' provides information and speculation about the cause of Shiavo's injuries, from the viewpoint of a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sandi Kay Wheatley
I read this book hoping for more information about this case, and I was very disappointed. It's not only full of conjecture, but Mr Fuhrman's bias is very blatant. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Darlene P.
What a heart wrenching story. The facts support the case where Michael Schiavo tried to kill his wife but failed the first time. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lady V
I was prepared to read an objective unbiased, non-prejudicial analysis of the Terri Schiavo case, but unfortunately was very disappointed. Mr. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ron
You have to wonder why Mr Furhman wrote this book. There s nothing to it. Not even close to his best.Published 19 months ago by Mn
Huge Mark Fuhrman fan!! He has a great way of explaining and time lining any case he gets involved with. I remember this case playing out on tv, Poor Terri.. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Penny Nelson