Cruel Doubt

Cruel Doubt

by Joe McGinniss

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Cruel Doubt by Joe McGinniss

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Vision comes a shocking true account of murder, family secrets, and final justice now available for the first time as an e-book...

One hot summer night in 1988, Bonnie Von Stein's second husband was murdered in their bed, Bonnie herself stabbed, beaten, and left for dead beside him. It looked like a brutal but tragically typical case: Von Stein was newly wealthy, and Bonnie's troubled son Chris, seemed like the obvious suspect.

But Chris turned out to have an air-tight alibi and new leads suggested the crime could be much more complex. The trail led to Chris’s two strange new friends from college and a real-life enactment of a bizarre Dungeons and Dragons fantasy adventure, and it implicated Bonnie's teenage daughter as well.

In Cruel Doubt, Joe McGinniss probes the dark heart of family life and small-town North Carolina society to uncover a fascinating and terrifying story that is at once a chilling murder mystery, a tense courtroom drama, and a heartbreaking account of a mother forced to doubt her own children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101608661
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/29/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 88,095
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Joe McGinniss is the author of eleven other non-fiction works and one novel. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Cruel Doubt 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, great read, hard book to put down,, although i have some unanswered questions....Bn
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a mother of two children. This story was about a mother and her undying love for her two children. The real life mother in this story, Bonnie, in my eyes is a mother that all other mothers would love to be. If you are a mother, father, sister, or brother read this story. This book is without a doubt one of the saddest and earth shattering tales of what a mother's love is capable of forgiving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book many many times since 1992 and it still haunts me. From what I understand, Chris Pritchard was released from prison and is now a drug abuse counselor. He still is in contact with his mom and sister. I highly recommend this book to any true crime reader.
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This book stuck with me long after I read it. It's well written, and you will feel what Bonnie feels as she goes through her pursuit for the truth. She's a character and nothing about her experience or this book is a cliche.
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