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What She Always Wanted: A True Story of Marriage, Greed, and Murder

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The true story of a woman who had it all-and would kill for more.
Jewelry dealer Jay Orbin disappeared in Florida on a sales run when Hurricane Frances hit. But when his horribly mutilated remains turned up weeks later, the trail of evidence led straight to his glamorous wife Marjorie-whose web of betrayal cost her the one thing she valued most, her child.
ebook, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Berkley Books (first published September 11th 2010)
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Dianne
Mar 25, 2016 Dianne rated it really liked it
It is sad that someone could have so many talents: carpentry, mechanic, costume design, dance, choreography, fitness instruction to name just a few yet be so misguided in life. To have several marriages end in divorce and the last marriage partner end up sawed into three sections is horrific. This true crime story was featured in a 48 Hour Mystery drama. If it is repeated I will watch it with pity for all involved.
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Feb 20, 2011 Gabriella rated it it was amazing
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This is a true story of the lengths a woman went to to try to gain what she desired most, which was a rich and extravagent lifestyle. There are still a few unaswered questions though, like where is Marjorie's mother, was Susan Dermott involved in the murder and where is the rest of Jay Orbin's body. I really liked Camille Kimball's writing and look forward to reading more books from her.
♥ Marlene♥
Apr 20, 2011 ♥ Marlene♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my fellow true crime readers
What a story. I like the way Camille Kimball writes. Really enjoyed reading this book. You get to know the victims well but not even only the victims but also the killer.
I think people who love Ann Rules books would really like this book as well. Very detailed. Some stuff that happened during the trial were so weird. Real life is crazy sometimes.

I am curious if there will be a new trial. Enough grounds to grant one i think. Do believe the right person is in jail though!)
K.G. White
Jun 01, 2014 K.G. White rated it liked it
True crime. Bought this book because I think it was on one of the those detective/forensic reality shows and it takes place in Arizona, which is a location I am familiar with. The writing did not add much to what I already knew about the case, which was broad and general already. Unfortunately this was like an extended newspaper article with basic facts and some added background but nothing especially compelling, even though I do believe that the story could potentially be told in a more ...more
Rita
Very brutal crime and what the judge told the defendant at final sentence was very well said. A little slow at times but the story stretched over a few years before trial. An interesting book to read.
Sue
Sep 13, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wow, great book. Once I was at 70%, couldn’t put it down. Even though the main culprit was obvious, this book was full of exhilarating details that retained my interest all the way through.
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Camille Kimball is an Emmy winning investigative reporter. In addition to television, she has an extensive background in the rapid fire world of radio. Kimball has also been a major market newspaper columnist and has reported for various print publications. A Sudden Shot: the Phoenix Serial Shooter is her first book.
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