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A Poisoned Passion

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  57 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
By the age of twenty-four, Air Force Staff Sergeant Mike Severance had already survived a series of missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. But his life back at home, in Texas, would prove a lot more dangerous...

In the winter of 2005, Mike's wife, a veterinarian named Wendi Mae Davidson, reported him missing. Wendi told police that Mike had been acting erratically-visiting local
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by St. Martin's True Crime (first published 2009)
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May 21, 2012 Kristen rated it liked it
It was a good read, though I find it interesting that Fanning chose to write on this case, as there was no court case to speak of an no definitive outcome to the charges. It ends with her beliefs on the matter, since the case was a 'no contest', and that makes it a rather anti-climatic story in an of itself. The custody case was terribly upsetting, though there was an obvious bias in the telling. Of course the boys should remain together, and it would be no more or less fair for the maternal gra ...more
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book seemed more fabricated in several areas than factual. The only straight facts are that Michael Severance is dead and Wendi Davidson is in prison. I feel that the author added a lot of speculation to the story to drive her version of what happened. Slow read.
Dec 05, 2014 Kay rated it it was amazing
I got so angry at the Murderers entitlement. In fact, her whole family was that way.
Felt sad for the two small boys, who have had to live with that family.
Wonder how they are all doing now since it has been quite a few years.
Nice reading. Really enjoyed!
Dec 25, 2009 Sandy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: True Crime Readers
Recommended to Sandy by: DIANE FANNING
Another of Diane's books that I found captivating. It only took me a few days to read this book. That's quick. And I love a quick book.

What I really couldn't believe about this case is the out come of child custody. I just couldn't understand how anyone with half a brain could give a child to a family who hated his father so much, and whose daughter killed the father. This just makes no sense to me no how no way.

I hope that the Severences continue to fight for Shane. And I hope they win this l
Jan 08, 2010 Barb rated it really liked it
Interesting, very current. Frustrating in that there is never any hardfast evidence to truly nail her as the murderer.
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Great book, will keep reading hers
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