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The Good Wife: The Shocking Betrayal and Brutal Murder of a Godly Woman in Texas

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Roger and Penny Scaggs seemed a poster couple for family values. Evangelical Christians living in booming Austin, Texas, in the mid-1990s, they were respected leaders in their church and community. As Roger diligently worked his way up the high-tech corporate ladder, Penny kept a pristine home and coached similarly devout young women on how to be perfect wives. But on a wi ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 31st 2007 by Harper
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Feb 04, 2009 rated it did not like it
Overwhelmingly tedious. Written like an extra, extra, extra long newspaper article. Kept reading it hoping to find out perhaps the motivation behind the murder, what people thought, etc.. No such luck - not even at the end. Don't bother reading this book. A tremendous waste of time.
Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Typical true life crime thriller, but I think too much is made of the couple's religious beliefs. I guess this does show that no culture or socioeconomic group is immune from domestic violence.
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just checked, and he's still inside
Jan 30, 2012 rated it liked it
It was okay, a bit too much extra info.
Aug 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Can you trust anyone?
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
Extremely long and goes off subject numerous times. Interesting because I grew up around the corner from the Scagg's house and I remember the night it happened.
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-club
Repetitive and long - a true story that is fairly interesting because it happened locally, and it happened to people no one would ever suspect to be involved in such a brutal case.
Belton Davis
Page turner
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a sad story written in chronological order, depicting the true story of murder.
Aug 02, 2011 rated it did not like it
Extremely boring read.
Apr 13, 2009 rated it liked it
This book was a little slow in parts but overall very informative.
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CLINT RICHMOND, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, has more than thirty years' professional experience as a nonfiction book author, newspaper reporter, and freelance magazine journalist. He has published on a wide range of topics, from domestic terrorism and true crime, to pop psychology and celebrity biography.

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