Missy's Murder

Missy's Murder

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by Karen Kingsbury
     
 

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On an October day, teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Missy’s best friend, Karen, publicly vows to find the killer and even moves in with Missy’s family to help. No one could have guessed what would happen next.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers a story full of twists and turns

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On an October day, teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Missy’s best friend, Karen, publicly vows to find the killer and even moves in with Missy’s family to help. No one could have guessed what would happen next.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers a story full of twists and turns, dead ends, betrayals and confessions. Missy’s Murder is a shocking tale of how jealousy can drive people to acts of great evil.

Available digitally for the first time in a repackaged format, Missy’s Murder is one of four true crime novels written at the beginning of the author’s career. These books have been re-released with new covers, a fresh edit, and a special reader’s letter from Karen explaining how the darkness in these stories became more than she could bear and prompted a dramatic career change to write Life-Changing Fiction ™.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The bare facts surrounding the 1985 murder of 17-year-old Michele (Missy) Yvette Avila and the bizarre behavior of Karen Severson (one of her two killers) are chilling. Karen and Laura Doyle led Missy, their best friend, to a remote hiking area, cut off chunks of her hair, struck her and drowned her in a stream. But the only analysis offered by Kingsbury, who covered the story for the L.A. Daily News , is that beautiful, vivacious Missy was ``the envy of nearly everyone,'' including the unattractive Laura and Karen. Indeed, the two were especially jealous of her popularity with their own boyfriends. After the murder Karen moved in with Missy's mother, held conversations with the dead girl and for three years helped keep the murder investigation alive by openly accusing Missy's other friends. Unfortunately, Kingsbury offers a poor example of true-crime writing. Based on official reports and personal recollections, this superficial account makes such a bald attempt to idealize the Avila family, even when this is clearly at odds with the facts, that the result is unreliable as well as sensationalistic. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629211404
Publisher:
Bondfire Books
Publication date:
11/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
29,654
File size:
5 MB

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Missy's Murder 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 20 days ago
A lot of repeating. No intrigue. Still a fan, but not this one
Anonymous 10 months ago
This is a good book, it's very intense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the worse crimes i've ever read about. Karen Severson is a disgusting pig, still bragging about this. May she meet her end in a bad way...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a horrible and tragic story. Karen writes it in a very emotional and honest voice. You can't help but to feel as if you are taking part in the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
K K's books are always a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Great Book, real interesting. Read in 2 days
tassha072808 More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. its a shame that her best friends did that to her out of jealousy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spy:0 rose:0 sage:0 fire:10 nightwisper: none finished spy: 0 mintleaf:10 sherbert:0. 1st: fire, mintleaf. 2nd: NA. 3rd: NA.