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Heartless: The True Story of Neil Entwistle and the Cold Blooded Murder of his Wife and Child (St. Martin's True Crime Library) Mass Market Paperback – June 3, 2008
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Neil seemed like a dream come true for Rachel: a handsome, impeccably mannered, success-oriented Englishman, the fairytale husband she had dreamed of meeting. By the time Neil and Rachel Entwistle were husband and wife, living the good life in a New England town, it was too late to guess the truth: that beneath Neil’s good looks and manners was a deceit and darkness…
A COLD-BLOODED CRIME
On a winter day in 2006, police came to the Entwistle home and found the decomposing bodies of twenty-seven-year-old Rachel and their nine-month old daughter Lillian Rose. Rachel had been shot in the head. Lillian in the stomach. And Neil was gone. Soon, authorities would begin a desperate search that would take them across the Atlantic to find Neil…and bring him to trial.HEARTLESS
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In addition to this obvious deficit, there were a plethora of other disappoints regarding this book. I will be brief, but complete in the description of these problems:
1. There is scant - and I mean VERY scant - information about the killer, Neil Entwistle. All we are told about his developmental years in Great Britian is that his mother actively played with Neil and his brother in the backyard of their home. (Wow. Shocking!)
2. There is no information in the book that could not be gleaned from an adequate newspaper account or magazine article. In fact, the article written about Entwistle in "People" magazine was probably more informative.
3. Apparently, the editor at St. Martin's Paperbacks felt it sufficient to edit only the first half of the book. I counted excessive typographical errors, almost all of these in the final 100 pages. Some of these errors were so obvious as to be laughable. For example: "Investigators, were checking the mileage on the BMW to see how far the drove the at night - the last that Rachel Entwistle was heard from alive." (Huh?) Similarly, the book states, "Experts would describe Neil as a classic addict, who exhibited all the signs of a compulisve, obsessive disorder." (I believe the term is "obsessive compulsive disorder," or OCD, you idiot editor.)
4. This book has enough filler to stuff a down comforter. Given that the book would have been sadly short on the requisite number of pages, the author filled a full 22 pages, and I am not exaggerating here, with information about OTHER CASES that the prosecuting attorney and denfense counsel had on their case loads. I actually laughed out loud when I finally reached the end of Chapter 15, which boasted an uninterrupted 12 pages of this drivel... none of which had anything to do with Neil Entwistle or the charges against him.
5. The book is loaded with bad similes, metaphors, and other literary gems like this one: "Sunglasses gave him a ghoulish look as a wide grin showed his perfectly sraight, Crest Whitestripped teeth." (Crest Whitestripped teeth? Are you serious?)
Read the additional reviews for this book and save yourself wasted time and money. HEARTLESS is a sloppy, poor excuse for a book and an insult to intelligent readers everywhere.