Then No One Can Have Her

Then No One Can Have Her

by Caitlin Rother

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Then No One Can Have Her by Caitlin Rother

“I couldn't stop reading Caitlin Rother's Then No One Can Have Her. It's riveting, revealing, and insightful."
—Suzy Spencer, New York Times bestselling author of Wasted

She thought she had married her soulmate. But when Carol Kennedy could no longer tolerate her husband's reckless womanizing and out-of-control spending, the artist, therapist and mother of two had to let him go. Just weeks after their divorce, Carol was found in her Arizona ranch home—bludgeoned to death with a golf club. Her ex, Steven DeMocker, was the prime suspect. Yet it took the authorities months to arrest him—and years to convict. . .

Packed with twists and turns, this powerful real-life account reveals every bizarre detail of this compelling case. Bestselling author and award-winning journalist Caitlin Rother presents an unforgettable story of love turned to obsession, and a family torn apart forever. 

Includes dramatic photos

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786032570
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 494,987
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored ten books.   Her latest is Then No One Can Have Her.  Her previous titles include:  Naked Addiction, I'll Take Care of You, Lost Girls, Poisoned Love, Dead Reckoning, Body Parts, Twisted Triangle, Deadly Devotion, and My Life, Deleted. Rother, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, worked as an investigative reporter at daily newspapers for nineteen years before deciding to write books full-time. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. Her more than 100 TV/radio appearances include Nancy Grace, On the Record, the Jay Thomas Show, Snapped, and numerous shows on Investigation Discovery, E!, A&E, XM Radio, America at Night, C-SPAN and various affiliates. Rother also works as a book doctor, writing/research coach and consultant, and teaches narrative non-fiction writing and digital journalism at UCSD Extension and San Diego Writers, Ink.

Please visit her website at caitlinrother.com.

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Then No One Can Have Her 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
It isn't necessary to write every word anyone said. Draws it out too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am almost too frustrated with how terribly this story is written to continue! I'm only on page 58 and realize a fifth grader could have done a better job. What an amateur.
CherDash More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating, well-written behind-the-scenes look at the murder of Carol Kennedy. It was committed by her greedy, cheating, manipulative ex-husband Steven DeMocker. It is disgusting what he did to his own daughters to cheat them out of the money their mother left them. Caitlin Rother is a really good writer. I am now re-reading another book of hers, Lost Girls, and have another one in my Nook. My next buy will be her book Dead Reckoning!
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In her latest novel, Then No One Can Have Her, investigative journalist / author Caitlin Rother takes the reader behind the scenes of a riveting true crime thriller for an in depth look at a highly publicized murder case set in Prescott, Arizona. On July 2, 2008, fifty-three year old artist / therapist Carol Kennedy was brutally murdered in her home. Suspected of committing the murder was Carol's ex-husband, Steven DeMocker, a successful investment stockbroker. This is a story of a narcissistic man's obsession and lethal bitterness towards his ex-wife, and an intricate web of lies, secrets, deceptions, a failed love, a divided family, and a shady and often inept investigative and legal process that took six years for the justice system to prevail. Then No One Can Have Her is a riveting story that easily draws the reader in from the start, keeping them captivated as the author weaves a thoroughly intriguing and intricate recounting of a highly publicized murder case. I remember seeing this case profiled on the CBS investigative / mystery show 48 Hours in May 2014, so when I saw that the author was writing an in depth true crime novel based on this case, it peaked my interest and I knew that I had to read it. The author provides the reader with a fascinating and richly detailed and in depth look into the back stories and lives of each participant; an extensive research of the investigative, legal and financial aspects of the case; and a sixteen page photo insert. You can't help but get drawn into this complicated, fascinating, and multi-layered story, it is a gripping dark account of the intricate web of deceit wrought by Steven DeMocker, it is shocking and mind boggling that it took the justice system six years to convict him of the horrific slaughter of Carol Kennedy. After an extensive and determined investigation and pursuit of justice for the Kennedy/DeMocker family, the reader follows a haunting tale of one woman's tragic and senseless death, and the depth of greed and deception by an obsessive and narcissistic man that ensued until his conviction and sentence of life in prison without the possibility of a parole in 2014. Then No One Can Have Her is a gripping and chilling account of murder, greed, and deception that is a must read for all true crime fans.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Caitlin Rother is a great true crime storyteller. I have read and reviewed Naked Addiction, I’ll Take Care of You, Lost Girls and Dead Reckoning. Each of those stories blew my away. I can’t say the same for this story. Steven DeMocker was sentenced to life in prison back in early 2014 for killing his ex-wife in 2008. Rother takes us through the case that depended heavily on circumstantial evidence. Unlike the previous books I was familiar with this case having seen in covered on 48 hours last year. I think my prior knowledge limited my enjoyment of this story. I disliked Steven DeMocker from the moment I saw his face on the news and then seeing in again in the CBS program. Rother does take us step by step and it almost as if we are right in the investigators back pockets. It does take them an awfully long time to charge and convict this man and so many mistakes are made. I think reading all these steps just aggravated more and more. I feel so sorry that a wife finally trying to break free out of an awful marriage was killed before even having a chance to start over. It was so hard for her to finally put herself first. Steven was unfaithful to her from the start and whenever she tried to leave him he pulled her back in. Money was his motivation and he was unethical there too. The games he played after her death over the life insurance money just made me sick. This family was truly destroyed. The story didn’t blow me away, it made me angry. The author did stir up my emotions all over again so in that way this story is well told. My opinion of Steven DeMocker was set before I even started reading and nothing I read changed my mind. So for me there was no new real information to take away here but it is well written and well researched. If you are not familiar with this case Ms. Rother fills this book with details that could make it a compelling read for you.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
I’ve just finished reading Then No One Can Have Her , and as I have read Caitlin Rother’s books before, and loved them, this one did not disappoint, except that Carol died. What a long journey for justice in this case, and the author has documented so well, that you feel your living with these people on a daily basis. When you see pictures of this couple, you see what looks like a loving solid unit, and they called each other their soul mates. What you can’t see is Steven DeMocker sexual addiction and his multiple affairs, sometimes more than one woman at a time. We look at this story through Caitlin’s eyes and all the research and hours of investigation she put to pull out all of the facts. We feel Steven’s daughter’s pain at what has happened to their mother, and then what their father asks of them. How do you deal with the fact that your father is accused of murdering your mother? Breaks my heart. Wait until you see the lengths Steven goes to implicate another person, including putting his daughter in legal trouble, possible jail time. To say he is a “Me” person is putting it bluntly; he uses everyone, including his family, which included his parents. His retired father even had to go back to work to help pay his mounting legal fees. Has justice been served, lets hope so, nothing will ever bring Carol back, and maybe he is satisfied with that, as the book title points out. We will never know what makes a person act like Steven does, but at least he is behind bars. I received this book from the Author, and was not required to give a positive review.
SharonChance More than 1 year ago
It takes the heart of an investigative journalist and the skills of a great storyteller to write a mesmerizing true crime book. The writer must grab the reader's attention with the details and the storyteller must keep that attention with an unbelievably intriguing story. Author Caitlin Rother proves she has the grit to do this in her latest book, "Then No One Can Have Her." Using the backdrop of the charming town of Prescott, Arizona, Rother takes her readers with her as she follows the story of a grisly murder involving the town's gentle yoga instructor/counselor Carol Kennedy and the cunning, narcissistic man who was convicted of that brutal killing, her ex-husband Steve DeMocker. Giving details of every step of the investigation into Carol's death, plus giving pertinent background information on all the players in this crime, Rother makes the story come alive with her flair for descriptive writing and presenting hardcore evidence. I used to be a big fan of true crime, especially Ann Rule's spectacular books, but I had not read any really good ones until I found Caitlin Rother's books. Through Rother's words, you almost feel as if you are walking in the investigators' shoes as you hang on to the edge of your seat, and "Then No One Can Have Her" is no exception. I know the research and time spent on this type of book is mind-boggling, and Rother's dedication to presenting the facts while also entertaining the reader is evident in her writing. This is a well-written, well-presented book that true crime fans will thoroughly enjoy. I look forward to Rother's next spine-tingling story.