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Publisher's Summary

The sordid number-one New York Times best-selling true crime story of adultery, addiction, gambling debt, and murder in a privileged suburban town - from author and journalist Joe McGinniss.

The Marshalls were the model family of Tom’s River, New Jersey, living the American dream and seemingly in possession of all that money could buy. Rob Marshall, a successful insurance broker, was the big breadwinner, king of the country-club set. Maria Marshall was his stunningly beautiful wife and the perfect mom to their three great kids. 

Then one night, while the couple drove home from Atlantic City, Rob, his head bloodied, reported Maria had been brutally slain. Sympathy poured in - until disquieting facts began to surface...and the true story of adultery, gambling, drugs, and murder tore the mask off Rob Marshall and the blinders off the town that thought he could do no wrong.

©1989 Joe McGinniss (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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“Based on a true story”

Reads like a novel. The dialogue, Which I believe is what the author imagined it took place in real life, is served best in a fictional account based on a true story. I prefer my true crime to be simply facts.

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  • Carrie Rich
  • 2019-08-23

Great listen

The writing and narration are both top notch. This book was hard to put down and the time flew by while listening!

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  • Robbie W. Cochran
  • 2019-08-12

Love this book!

I read this book several years ago and instantly became a Joe McGinniss fan. Love!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-21

Everything was well thought out.

The narration was fantastic and the story well told. Joe McGinniss has done it again!

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  • Ann Holmes
  • 2019-09-24

Beyond excellent

The only problem that I had with this book was not being able to put it down! Gracious, what an excellent book with a very heart wrenching story!
Thank you!!!

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  • jaye
  • 2019-07-18

What are the best true crime books ever

When I was able to physically read books long ago I read this. I was so happy that Oraville got this book so I could read it again. Well told story of a man who is obsessed with himself and his own needs he would Stop at nothing to get what he wanted for himself no matter who it hurts. I read this book in three days. I recommend this book for anybody who likes true crime.

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  • syndee49
  • 2020-01-03

Mesmerizing

This book captured my attention in the first chapter. I listened during long intervals. To be truthful, the ending is readily apparent however, it’s the journey of twists, turns and details that was the most interesting.

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  • Dgott
  • 2020-01-04

Blind Selfishish

Gibson Frazier did a 5 star read of this book. He changed his voice for the several male characters. This made this true story come to life. It is amazing what a person will do for their own desires above there children. Selfish to the core.

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  • Liana
  • 2020-02-27

Too much

I could not get into this book, even tried skipping chapters to get a gist. Too many characters to keep track of and the narrator goes a bit quick so I found it difficult to follow who was who. Great premise if you can keep up.

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  • TemperPolk
  • 2019-10-08

Too much dialogue

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  • VickieC
  • 2021-05-26

Listened to 4 hours

I had to stop listening however I was interested in how it turned out so I Google the main characters and found out how it turned out and was glad Robby met Tracey Gold during the filming of the miniseries and they married. I noticed that I was barely paying attention to the book and was about to end it after 2 1/2 - 3 hours but then there was a local hook. What picqued my renewed interest was the Louisiana connection, I am from Louisiana, then Shreveport, I work in Shreveport, but what lost me was the statement Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, totally wrong two separate cities in two separate parishes with whole different governments, etc. I lost faith in the author's ability to research, to get the facts straight.

Before I lost faith, the story was dragging somewhat with a very descriptive history of where the Marshall's lived, it seemed to go on forever about how great Maria (the murdered wife) was, and how obnoxious, self-absorbed, and egotistical the husband was. Fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, but I was so disgusted with how this perfect wife couldn't see what a looser she married...so part of me was either a) she was not that perfect or b) he was not that bad or c) it was really somewhere in between.

This is the first book that I stopped listening to after making it through the first hour. Generally I am hooked after I've invested an hour, but I couldn't finish this one.

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