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Fatal Error

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The horrifying true crime story of Sharee Miller, a housewife and mother from Michigan, USA. A pathological liar, schemer, and sociopath, she manipulated Jerry Cassaday, an ex-cop she met via an Internet chat room, into murdering her innocent husband.
Paperback, 334 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Pinnacle
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Tanya T
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this book down! I watched this story on an episode of "48 Hours" and wanted to read the book. It leaves you wondering how an ex cop can be so naive about the lies Sharee told him, was he just that lonely or was she just that convincing? I think she lied so much and took things too far that by the time her husband's murder was being plotted by Jerry, she didn't know how to undo what she did.She lied about beatings, rapes and pregnancies. Going as far as using makeup to fake her bru ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: non-fiction
I don't quite know what to say about this book. For one, it's riddled with factual inaccuracies and the prose is downright clunky at best. It could use a better editor and thorough fact-checking. As a journalist and someone that has worked at the same paper as one of the authors, I would expect much better. Fatal Error falls far short of the mark in terms of the standards generally set for true crime books. Also, what the hell is up with the cover photo they chose to use? I know it's a still tak ...more
♥ Marlene♥
Apr 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: true-crime, released
On 5 february 2004 I wrote

I am happy I did not quit reading. After the first 3 chapters, I was really in to the story. Could not stop reading. This is a book I do recommend. It had every thing, lies sex,murder,betrayal and more
Ronnie Cramer
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
A sleazy Michigan mom meets an alcoholic ex-cop online and talks him into murdering her husband. I first read this book almost fifteen years ago so I thought it might be time to read it again. The story was just as creepy and fascinating the second time around. Too bad the cop didn't listen to his friends, who warned him 'to be skeptical when swimming in the Internet's dark waters.'
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: true-crime
As a reader of this poorly written, redundant glob of "facts"... I deserve five stars for perseverance. First half was snooze-worthy, as the bombardment of sleazy e-mails between psycho Sharee and her ex-cop honey Jerry repetitiously declare their undying, sexed-up love while plotting the demise of Sharee's husband. *yawn* There are no heroes to root for... just the children as victims, unfortunate enough to be the offspring of greedy, unbalanced parents. Finally, the Trial offers some interest, ...more
Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I managed to finish this book but it was a bit difficult. After awhile I got bored and tired of hearing about the killer's sexual appetites and all the instant message and email chats she was having with the man she managed to convince to kill her poor, unsuspecting husband. There's never a good reason to have someone murdered, but hers was downright pathetic. I'm glad she's rotting in jail.
Jul 26, 2008 marked it as to-read
This book has been on my TO READ list for a long time, after it got a great review in my local paper. (One of the author's is from the local area.) Besides, who can resist a true-life story about a Mary Kay rep gone bad? Can't wait to get it and read it!!
Debie Wisniewski Varady
I really like reading true crime books. This book is just another example at the lengths people will go through for happiness and murder.
Mar 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, i've read it more then once..This story happened fairly close to where i live and it only makes it that much more eye opening. I'm a big fan of the true-crime stories
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Mark Morris became a full-time writer in 1988 on the Enterprise Allowance Scheme, and a year later saw the release of his first novel, Toady. He has since published a further sixteen novels, among which are Stitch, The Immaculate, The Secret of Anatomy, Fiddleback, The Deluge and four books in the popular Doctor Who range.

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