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Death of an Angel

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When prosperous lawyer Ernest Brendel mysteriously disappeared, along with his wife Alice, and their 8-year-old daughter Emily, friends in the close-knit Rhode Island neighborhood worried that family had been kidnapped. It would be agonizing months in a massive FBI search before they would know the heartbreaking truth.

The shaken community began to lose hope that the family
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 15th 1994 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1994)
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Massive disclaimer: I only read this book because my best friend was one of the kids on that APL field trip with Emily Brendel, and her disappearance and murder affected him deeply. So, for that, this book was important for me to read.

Dispassionately, though, the book was alright. I don't particularly care for the true crime genre, mostly because it seems to attract the worst sort of sensationalist hack writers. Sometimes, of course, you get writers who are happy to let the facts speak for thems
This story really got to me, found myself crying about half way through. The investigators on this case got so close to the victims and the author made the reader know and love them too. A really really good true crime read!
Hightower may be a psychopath but he was also completely moronic. I could not get over how stupid he was..
Interesting true story read.
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