A Poisoned Passion: A Young Mother, her War Hero Husband, and the Marriage that Ended in Murder [NOOK Book]

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By the age of twenty-four, Air Force Staff Sergeant Mike Severance had already survived a series of missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. But his life back at home, in Texas, would prove a lot more dangerous…

In the winter of 2005, Mike’s wife, a veterinarian named Wendi Mae Davidson, reported him missing. Wendi told police that Mike had been acting erratically—visiting local clubs, staying out late, sometimes not coming home at all. She filed for...

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A Poisoned Passion: A Young Mother, her War Hero Husband, and the Marriage that Ended in Murder

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Overview


By the age of twenty-four, Air Force Staff Sergeant Mike Severance had already survived a series of missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. But his life back at home, in Texas, would prove a lot more dangerous…

In the winter of 2005, Mike’s wife, a veterinarian named Wendi Mae Davidson, reported him missing. Wendi told police that Mike had been acting erratically—visiting local clubs, staying out late, sometimes not coming home at all. She filed for divorce the very next day.

Eventually Mike’s body turned up in a stock pond on a private ranch. Investigators described a corpse that was weighted down with two cinder blocks, a rock, a boat anchor, and other equipment. It had also been stabbed forty-one times with a knife. But an autopsy report told a different story: That the cause of death was exposure to pentobarbital and phenobarbital, drugs commonly used in veterinary medicine. All the evidence pointed to Wendi…and soon she would be found guilty of murder in the first degree.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429929486
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 198,639
  • File size: 436 KB

Meet the Author

Diane Fanning

DIANE FANNING is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart, as well as several other true-crime books (available from St. Martin’s) and two works of fiction, Bite the Moon and The Trophy Exchange. She lives in New Braunfels, Texas. Visit her Web site at dianefanning.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2011

    Don't waste your money

    I got this book at a garage sale for 25 cents. Even at that price it was too much. You can tell Diane Fanning made this book to sell. Extremely biased and repetitive. It would be interesting to know the real facts. wish I had my quarter back!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2009

    Very biased

    I know the Davidson family "very" well and I can tell you that they are not the monsters they are perceived to be in this dreaded book. Shame on Diane Fanning for using newspaper articles, published web documents, and her opinions on a book that even a high school kid can write for a research paper. BOTH, not just one family, have gone through a tumultuous time with this ordeal, but as an author, Ms. Fanning should have investigated a little further rather than depending on information she gathered from secondary sources and her opinions.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Well-Written

    Diane Fanning is a wonderful writer and accurate in her facts.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Save your money i read a lot and this is one of the worse books

    Save your money
    i read a lot and this is one of the worse books I ever purchased. Very boring. I don;t think any real research went into this book. All it does it repeat letters and phone calls.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Pretty good

    An okay read but not a real page turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Great

    This is a very well written book by Diane Fanning, and she has her facts straight !! Wendi deserved everything she got, she a evil monster just like her Mother !! They should share the cell.. my heart goes to our Soldier the victim and the little boys, they should be with a family who loves them, in Maine.. goes to show how $$ rules !! And its sad.. there should be a new law for someone who murders someone, your sentence how ever many years and then death after you serve so much time.... this book really got to me .. Bn

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