In this shocking true-crime drama, a forty-year-old double murder brings together a grieving family and two brothersjust kids when they witnessed their father commit the brutal actto track down a psychopath once suspected as being the Golden State Killer.
“A real-life page turner more intriguing than anything on Netflix.” –Matt Nixson, Books Editor, Mail on Sunday (London)
In 1978, two tortured corpseshooded, bound, and weighted down with engine partswere found in the sea off Guatemala. Junior doctor Chris Farmer and his girlfriend, Peta Frampton, were still clinging to life when they were thrown from the yacht they’d been crewing.
Here is the gripping account of how Chris's family worked alongside police, the FBI, and Interpol to gather evidence against the boat’s Californian skipper, Silas Duane Boston. Almost four decades later, in 2015, Chris’s sister, Penny, used Facebook to track down Boston. Following the detailed, haunting testimony of his own two sonswho also implicated their father in a string of other killingsBoston was finally arrested and charged with two counts of maritime murder.
A story of homicide on the high seas, Dead in the Water is also a tale of a family’s fortitude and diligence in tracking down a monster.
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Table of Contents
1 Adrift 1
2 Each Other's Compass 5
3 New Horizons 14
4 A Disastrous Tack 18
5 "Nothing Much Happens on a Boat" 27
6 Dead Wake 32
7 Headwinds 59
8 Time and Tide Wait for No Man 77
9 A Voyage to My Brother 81
10 Edging Forward 92
11 "On a Boat There Is Nowhere to Go" 105
12 After the Storm 125
13 Beneath the Surface 137
14 The Pearl in the Oyster 155
15 Caught…Hook, Line, and Sinker 167
16 Land in Sight 188
17 Death Roll 193
18 Hands Across the Sea 201
19 The Spawning Ground 210
20 Boston, the Destroyer 218
21 The Perfect Storm 230
22 Journeys End 238
Epilogue: Fair Winds and Following Seas-The Mother's Story 243
Appendix 1 The Anglo-American "A" Team 249
Appendix 2 Thoughts on the Case 251
Appendix 3 Chris's Music 259
About the Author 265
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the new edition which has been updated for the US release. I read the original UK edition in August 2018 and you can find my original review for the first book below- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... I recommend this for real true crime readers as it is well written and researched since the author is an experienced journalist. Meet Penny and learn of her family's decades-long heartbreak and grief behind this incredible tale. Besides this being such a riveting story to follow, although gritty at points, there are still some things happening in regards to the story and you will find them added in this new edition. I don’t give many books 5 stars, so that’s saying something I hope.