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The bestselling true crime author of Under Cover of the Night recounts Laura Ackersons disappearance and murder in North Carolina, the discovery of her remains in Texas, and the aftermath On July 13, 2011, Laura Jean Ackerson of Kinston, North Carolina, went to pick up her two toddler sons It would be the last time she was seen alive Two weeks later, detectives searching for the missing mother made a gruesome discovery on the shores of Oyster Creek near Richmond, Texasthe dismembered body parts of a young woman whom they were able to identify as Laura Ackerson Lauras ex, Grant Hayesthe father of her two sonsand his wife, Amanda, the mother of his newborn daughter, both pointed the finger at each other as the one guilty of murdering Laura, cutting up her body, and then transporting and disposing of the remains This is the haunting true crime story of a devoted mother, a disturbed couple, and how these horrific events came to pass INCLUDES PHOTOS...

Title : Bitter Remains: A Custody Battle, A Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price
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ISBN : 0425278484
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Berkley January 5, 2016
Number of Pages : 416 pages
File Size : 579 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Bitter Remains: A Custody Battle, A Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price Reviews

  • Lee Husemann
    2019-04-23 21:13

    What a great read this was! Such a tragic child custody case that ended up so horribly wrong. When I saw the list of characters at the beginning, I thought it was going to be very complicated book to follow, but it was not. Ms. Fanning obviously spent an enormous amount of time researching this book and she presented it in an easy to follow fashion. I especially liked the way the court proceedings were presented - in a story fashion rather than a court transcript fashion. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys true crime.

  • DocRoss
    2019-05-15 18:50

    This is one of those true crime books that is interesting at first, but quickly becomes repetitive. Before the half-way point, the author starts simply recounting trial testimonies of those involved. I lost interest and skimmed through the last 60% of this book.

  • Kindle Customer
    2019-05-23 23:05

    This book started out really good. Then it got to the trial of not one, but two plaintiffs. More then half the book was taken up by boring, redundant trial testimony. I had to force myself to finish.

  • joyce lyons
    2019-04-29 19:01

    Sad but true...the story bogs down one they go to trial but at least justice is served.

  • Eddie Wannabee
    2019-05-09 21:52

    A good true crime story, once again greed and grudges, warrant the killing of a perfectly good human being. One thing true crime teaches is to take more than one look, pause again and again, before allowing one self to become a victim. Apparently, there are no limits as to who can kill, and this book is just one more example. 4 Stars.

  • Tim
    2019-05-11 23:13

    A great read and yet another tragic glimpse of what human beings can do to one another.

  • LUV70
    2019-05-10 16:55

    Reading it now. Another story of how divorce can be deadly. White girl and black husband and he has custody of the two boys. He doesn't want his ex in his life w/his new wife and child.

  • Jody Cobb
    2019-04-29 15:45

    I loved this book! It kept me on the edge of my seat and I had a very hard time putting it down