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In 1967, during the time of peace, free love, and hitchhiking, 19-year-old Mary Terese Fleszar was last seen walking home to her apartment in Ypsilanti, Michigan. One month later, her naked body stabbed over 30 times and missing both feet and a forearm was discovered on an abandoned farm. A year later, the body of 20-year-old Joan Schell was found, similarly violated.

Over the next two years, five more bodies of female students were uncovered around the area. In the wake of these murders, southeastern Michigan was terrorized by something it had never experienced before: a serial killer. But after multiple failed investigations, a chance sighting finally led to a suspect: an all-American boy studying elementary education at Eastern Michigan University who wasn't all that he seemed.

©2010 Edward Keyes (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Great book

I really enjoyed this book. Solid true crime story. The narration is good. Strongly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a “classic” true crime book competently written and read.

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  • Stephanie Lee Sheppard
  • 2017-07-07

Intriguing true crime!

Some stated they did not enjoy the narration but I thought he did a great job. Even knowing the crime this book keeps you locked in! So interesting, I would recommend this for anyone wanting a true crime book or even just a good book in general.

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  • Thomas
  • 2018-08-16

Give It Some Time

In all honesty, 10 minutes into this book I wanted to return it- I am not sure if it was the narrator or the story, but I was on a long drive and so I pressed on- Somewhere along the way the book just took on a life of its own- I was truly fascinated with the story, the police work, the beginning of forensics, and of course the amazing twists that happened ! Very glad I let the book develop on its own-

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  • Debra L Cox
  • 2017-06-14

keeps your attention

narrator was great. the story line is woven so well it keeps you eagerly waiting for more. this is told not from the family of the victims view bit is still an awesome book

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  • justin schweig
  • 2018-04-03

Great story, disturbing, story...

This book was well written with great narration. I appreciated that the names were changed. It was a little drawn out, but I liked that it was detailed and in chronological order so it was easy to follow.

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  • Brian D. Patton
  • 2019-06-13

Worth purchasing - highly recommend!

I have nearly 160 books in my Audible library and to me, this is one of the best titles that I own. Of those titles, I can count on one hand the titles that I have listened to twice and this is now one of them. I may even listen to it a third time. The amount of research that was done to put this book together is impressive. Good stuff. I highly recommend.

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  • DeDe
  • 2019-01-24

chilling account

A graphic, chilling account of the murders that gripped southeast Michigan from 1967 to 1969. Names have been changed, but those that lived in the area know which murders are covered in this book. Some details are very shocking.

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  • David H.
  • 2018-11-12

Timeless True Crime.

This is a gripping telling of a series of terrible murders in the late 60's early 70's. The story is very well written with all of the facts, details, interviews and investigatory outlines crucial to every true-crime book. I am a huge fan of this genre and this book brings it. Excellently narrated, I highly recommend this book to any fan of True Crime. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Yolanda
  • 2018-01-11

Narrator Selection Doesn't Match Story

What disappointed you about The Michigan Murders?

The narration - I could not follow along.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

No changes to the story - it's probably very intriguing but I could not get past the narration. Returned the book 6 chapters in.

Would you be willing to try another one of Pete Cross’s performances?

No.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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  • Alex Cahagan
  • 2019-05-21

Good account

I found the changed names very difficult to keep straight. As someone familiar with the case and it's history, the new character names

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  • John R.
  • 2018-12-07

Great unknown story

This was a very interesting story, one that I knew nothing about and how the evidence in the trial was presented was fascinating.

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