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While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I would recommend this book

While they Slept was a gift. I enjoy reading True Crime but usually stick with Ann Rule books. I must say this read to me as smooth as Ann Rule. I could not put this book down. I only have about 15 minutes a day w/out interruption to read, however I would take this boo...
While they Slept was a gift. I enjoy reading True Crime but usually stick with Ann Rule books. I must say this read to me as smooth as Ann Rule. I could not put this book down. I only have about 15 minutes a day w/out interruption to read, however I would take this book with me to the grocery store (read in line) to dr appts (read while waiting) etc. I was able to understand both Billy & Jody Gilly before & after the murders. The author has several other books that I will be sure to buy. One thing I was disappointed with, was no pictures of the main characters in the store. I would have liked that so I could see who I was reading about. Pictures can enhance a book. Otherwise a solid 4 out of 5 rating for me!

posted by 1354460 on May 16, 2009

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Ms Harrison seems to be on an ego trip. There was more about her than about the murders or the Gilley family. She has already written her memoir 'The Kiss' and this book simply re-stated her own particular family horror, ad nauseum. Way, Way too superficial. I didn't...
Ms Harrison seems to be on an ego trip. There was more about her than about the murders or the Gilley family. She has already written her memoir 'The Kiss' and this book simply re-stated her own particular family horror, ad nauseum. Way, Way too superficial. I didn't get the sense I knew any of the Gilleys.

posted by Anonymous on June 15, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2008

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    Ms Harrison seems to be on an ego trip. There was more about her than about the murders or the Gilley family. She has already written her memoir 'The Kiss' and this book simply re-stated her own particular family horror, ad nauseum. Way, Way too superficial. I didn't get the sense I knew any of the Gilleys.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Would not recommend

    I did not like the way this book was written the story jumped all over the place. I also do not think you should bring your life into a story that you are writing it is not about the writer it is about the subject I will stay away from this writer

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