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Book Review

Mothers And Murderers
by Katherine Ellison

Category:  Memoir

Average Rating:  3.0

Mothers & Murderers: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession...and Second Chances takes listeners on a wild tragicomic ride from the criminal courtrooms of California's Silicon Valley to the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan to the deserts of Ethiopia.

In delightful, insightful prose, Ellison reflects on her mistakes and her triumphs as she weaves together the stories of how her Pulitzer Prize-winning career almost ended before it began, how she nearly missed marrying the love of her life, and how she unwittingly got drawn into a stranger-than-fiction murder case.

Rich in drama and self-reflection, replete with unique characters -- including two bumbling hitmen, a rodeo-riding prosecutor, a flamboyant Beverly Hills defense attorney, and a charismatic stay-at-home mother-of-three who is keeping outrageous secrets -- Mothers and Murderers is a mashup of Fargo, Body Heat, and Eat, Pray, Love.

It's guaranteed to make you laugh, cry -- and think.


[2020-05-02 02:36:27]

Rating:  3

This is sort of a ho-hum mix of true crime and memoir. At least the true crime portion is complete. But neither the true crime case nor the memoir are especially interesting or exciting. Thankfully, Lee Ann Howlett's narration is quite satisfactory.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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