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Whatever Mother Says... by Wensley Clarkson
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Sep 16, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: nonfiction, truecrime

This should get either a 1 or a 5. The first half of the book is fantastic! This is a very sad, sadistic mother that abuses her children horribly & manipulates them into helping her kill her other children. One of the most chilling, disturbing books I have ever read.

BUT...the 2nd half of the book is WASTED! Why? Because the author didn't wait the 6 months until the trial was over!!! So I had to Google her name & find out what the end result was. So the last part of the book is all speculation on the psychological aspects, etc. In my opinion, it's just fluff to fill pages; it could just as well be a mix of numbers and letters...meaningless.

I don't recommend this book & I believe there is another about this subject, but tells the entire story and doesn't leave you hanging.
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September 16, 2007 – Shelved
September 16, 2007 – Shelved as: nonfiction
September 16, 2007 – Shelved as: truecrime
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November 1, 2007 – Finished Reading

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Teresa I fully agree on that!!!

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