First Degree: From Med School to Murder The Story Behind the Shocking Will Sandeson Trial
A murder, a missing body, and a sensational trial that shocked the community.
Will Sandeson seemed like a model son. A member of the Dalhousie University track and field team, he was about to start classes at Dalhousie's medical school. He had attended a medical school in the Caribbean; he worked at a group home for adults with disabilities. "There's times for whatever...more
That being said, I can honestly say that while this was interesting, I didn't like how this book was written and laid out. At times it was the sentence structuring and explanation of things that threw me off. Other times it was the seemingly unnecessary detours and additional ...more
This book is one that I did not buy because of the cover, as I so often do. Instead I purchased this book because of wanting to learn more about what had happened concerning the murder of Taylor Samson, and the part Will Sanderson played in Taylor’s murder.
I wanted to learn more about how these two young men with such bright futures ended up in such a tragic situation, leaving one dead, the other serving a life prison sentence.
Admittedly, I had some reservations about purchasing this book, not ...more
What makes the story disappointing to read though are the questions that are left unanswered including why or how such educated, talented ...more
For me, there were too many details that didn't seem important to the case or helping me understand what happened and why it happened. I got lost a few times in the legal system - I do think this book should be a required read ...more
Hounsell uses a unique blend of facts, quotes and narrative to bring this tragedy to life for the reader. She paints such a clear picture that at times I felt as if I was in the courtroom with her.
I especially respect the attention given to the victim and his family and friends throughout the book. Although difficult to comprehend, the actions of the accused / convicted ...more
I appreciated Kayla's voice as an experienced reporter/journalist and her attempt to weave the facts with ...more
The book is very well written and leaves you feeling disgusted with the accused based solely on evidence and facts and not biase of the author.