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Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  84 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Sarah Pender was an attractive, outgoing, intelligent woman with great potential. But the straight and narrow had no appeal for this depraved young woman dubbed "the female Charles Manson," who knew how to get what she wanted from men-even if it meant murder.
ebook, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Berkley Books
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J.H. Moncrieff
I'm not sure what the purpose of this book is. Instead of providing insight into the killer(s) or the victims or their background, it mainly focuses on how one of the convicted felons escaped prison and her relatively boring day-to-day life until she was captured and returned to jail.

Bogged down in details of a fruitless investigation that actually had nothing to do with Pender's capture, it's a relatively dry and dull book. The author makes some sweeping judgements about Pender's personality an
Feb 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terribly written, repetitive but the worst was the way the author used both the first and the last names of people often within the same sentence. It made for very confusing reading! Waste of money and reading time.
Dec 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the story of how a brazen women escaped a life sentence from an Indiana prison and was then on the run. Parts of the book going into her sexcapades were a little creepy but the story was explained well so I gave this book three stars.
Tami Urbanek
Her power to manipulate is scary, I didn't know much about her before reading this, but after reading this I totally agree she is where she belongs!
I'm still unclear what exactly her part in the crime was but she is surely vindictive, and deserves her punishment!
Sarah Pender, is the female Charlie mason
she knew how to sweet talk the guys,
she helped murder people, then went to prsion and planned an escape, where she end up doing it, only get caught and sent back
What a manipulative person. When I "hear" her speak through the dialogue, I can just feel her creepy charm oozing out. Ugh.
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ashley Hansgen
An OK true crime book. I thought the writing was pretty good, but the story itself didn't live up to expectations.
Rose Langill
Great retelling of the hunt for Sarah.
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime
this author did excellent meticulous research to tell this twisted and crazy story. without spoiling it, what i CAN say is this: Sarah Pender sure is a piece of work. nicely written, Mr. Miller.
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime
This was a quick read, but the ending wasn't as exciting as I'd hoped.
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Steve Miller is an investigative reporter with 19 years of experience in daily newspaper and magazine reporting. Miller has covered countless trials and murder cases, including serving time as a court and cops beat reporter at the Dallas Morning News and writing about numerous national crimes as a national reporter for the Washington Times, People magazine and U.S. News and World Report. Miller, t ...more
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