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Attorney Seth Bader and his wife, Vicki, moved to New Hampshire in 1992. Three tumultuous years later, their marriage ended and left Vicki a broken woman, driven to the edge as Seth seduced their teenage son Joey into a violent plot to kill her in cold blood. What followed was one of the most bizarre and harrowing crime stories in New Hampshire history.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Berkley
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Jean-Paul Adriaansen
If this would have been a fictional murder story, nobody would take it seriously ... nothing ever happens in the region of Exeter, NH.
Again, reality is more unimaginable then fiction.
A lawyer tries to make a complete win in a divorce through bitter and mean psychological warfare. Mastering the art of cheating and lying he pulls everyone around him, even his adopted sons, to attack and "torture" his ex, which finally leads to murder.
Very well investigated, with a lot of details, and stylishly wri
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♥Belleza★✰
Seth Bader and his wife, Vicki, moved to New Hampshire in 1992. When he decided he wanted out of the marriage, he started a campaign to ruin Vicki, by destroying her reputation, her self worth. His actions resulted in Vicki sinking into depression, attempting suicide and losing visitation with their sons. Seth proceeded to work on the boys to turn them against Vicki. When she began to pull her life together and ended up getting unsupervised visitation with their youngest son, he decided to kill ...more
♥Belleza★✰
Seth Bader and his wife, Vicki, moved to New Hampshire in 1992. When he decided he wanted out of the marriage, he started a campaign to ruin Vicki, by destroying her reputation, her self worth. His actions resulted in Vicki sinking into depression, attempting suicide and losing visitation with their sons. Seth proceeded to work on the boys to turn them against Vicki. When she began to pull her life together and ended up getting unsupervised visitation with their youngest son, he decided to kill ...more
Sandy
This story is about the murder of Vickie Bader, a young ex-wife and mother. She is murdered by her ex-husband, Seth Bader. Seth Bader is a selfish, self-centered, cold, human. She inlists his adopted son to help him with all the work involved in murdering his ex-wife and his adopted son's adopted mother. Sad story of a disgusting human, not to mention his disgusting girl friend, Mary Jean Martin, who seems to have been a very significant part of the murder and got off scott free. Currently livin ...more
Valerie  Shampine
Bizarre true crime story about a divorce and custody battle between a lawyer and his wife, and the lengths the lawyer and his new gold-digging girlfriend go to in order to win at all costs. It becomes really unbelievable at times, the things that go on. Made for an interesting read.

Leslie
True account of a manipulative NH attorney and psychopath, his mentally troubled divorced wife, and their subsequent fierce custody battle. Anyone who enjoys true detective stories and legal battles would probably like this book.
Lindsay
I can only really feel sorry for the children here. I hope that they're able to shake off the terrible upbringing they've suffered and grow up to be somewhat functional.
Paula
Slow to grab my attention initially, but a good red involvng some very intriguing characters..
Barbara
Good book for a true crime novel!
Susan
I'm disappointed the digital version I read did not have photos.
Stephanie
I hated these people. Guy killed his ex, had a pig girlfriend, had his SON help bury the body in the Maine woods, was just a fat slob of a man...ugh.
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Kevin Flynn is the author of four true crime books: "Wicked Intentions," "Our Little Secret," "Legally Dead," and "Notes on a Killing." He has appeared on such TV shows as "Unusual Suspects," "Deadly Women," "Killer Instinct," "Deadly Sins," "Pretty Bad Girls," "Nightmare Next Door," and "On the Case with Paula Zahn." He has also written for such publications as Playboy and playboy.com.

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