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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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I should warn readers that this book is 644 pages long. It is extremely well written and gives a vivid account of Jeffery McDonald's life. This book does not intend to sway you in his guilt or innocence, but presents the facts as they are. After reading page after pa...
I should warn readers that this book is 644 pages long. It is extremely well written and gives a vivid account of Jeffery McDonald's life. This book does not intend to sway you in his guilt or innocence, but presents the facts as they are. After reading page after page of evidence, I have come to my own conclusion that he is guilty of killing his wife and two daughters. Collette and Jeff married so young and with a child already on the way. They didn't get to expierence life other than the life they already had. After years of struggling, financially, emotionally, and physically, and Jeff's determination of becoming a doctor was more than any couple might endure. Compiled by the Jeff's personality disorders, I think that on that fateful night, Jeff's suppressed anger and rage and feeling of trapped in a marriage that he no longer wanted all came to the surface. The real hero in this traggic story is the father of Colette who never gave up his fight for justice in his daughter's and grandaughter's murder. It is because of him that Jeffery McDonald is in prison for the rest of his life
I appauld this author for writing this excellent book and the extensive research for the truth.

posted by 8429876 on September 10, 2012

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3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

On second thought...

I first read this book about ten years ago. At that time, I had enjoyed it, and I had seen the movie as well. I was convinced of Jeffrey MacDonald's guilt. But any of you who've read this piece of fiction should know that Dr. MacDonald ultimately sued Joe McGinn...
I first read this book about ten years ago. At that time, I had enjoyed it, and I had seen the movie as well. I was convinced of Jeffrey MacDonald's guilt. But any of you who've read this piece of fiction should know that Dr. MacDonald ultimately sued Joe McGinniss, successfully, for fraud and McGinniss settled out of court when the jury was hung the first time, 5 to 1 in favor of Dr. MacDonald. Think what you will...bottom line is there still exists a proverbial mountain of reasonable doubt here. Don't believe everything you read, people. 'Fatal Vision' is not fact.

posted by Anonymous on May 11, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Unbelievable

    This book is 644 pages long so if you want a quick read, this isn't it. I found it to be interesting but there was so much detail surrounding the murders, his trial, and the entire process they went through over the 13 years that I found myself wishing I was done long before I was. The epilogue explains the lawsuit which I felt was quite dull and could almost have been omitted but the story wouldn't have been complete. So if you decide to tackle this, happy reading.

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