By M. William Phelps
Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers. –Allison Brennan
"Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine
The crime shocked quiet Mineral Wells, Texas: 49-year-old Bob Dow shot execution-style in his personal mattress, his invalid mom locked within the subsequent room--and a cache of do-it-yourself porn starring the town's underage ladies. the 2 accused killers--teen fans Bobbi Jo Smith and Jennifer Jones--were at the run, cause on going out in a cross-country blaze of glory. M. William Phelps exposes a gripping story of sexploitation, lust, and betrayal, whereas wondering the court's fateful verdict in a tantalizing forensic puzzle. have been either ladies both accountable of homicide? Or was once one simply a pawn within the other's dainty, blood-stained fingers?
"One of America's most interesting true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi
Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos
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They cherished to celebration jointly. Abby additionally wrote. She stored a ebook of poems at Dorothy’s residence inside of Bobbi’s room, Jen claimed. They’d get excessive and Abby might write issues. (“Notebook . . . poems . . . ? ” Bobbi later requested rhetorically, while I pressed her in this tale. She had no thought what Jen used to be conversing approximately. ) “Where’s that computer? ” Bobbi demanded angrily—that is, in Jen’s model of the tale. Bobbi had visible Abby writing in it prior, when they smoked a few meth. Jen took one examine Bobbi and knew she wasn’t going to forestall until eventually she acquired her arms at the e-book. Bobbi used to be sure Abby was once writing undesirable issues approximately them. no longer that they have been sluts, whores, liars, or something like that. Bobbi didn’t care an excessive amount of what humans stated approximately her. What anxious Bobbi was once that Abby used to be writing (and casting) “magic spells,” as Jen observed them, over the 2 of them, utilizing the booklet. Bobbi regarded all around the condo and got here up with the workstation. “Let’s take a look,” she stated, jogging again into the lounge, the place Abby and Jen have been sitting. Bobbi held the computing device. Abby regarded terrified. What the hell have been they speaking approximately? They have been too excessive. a foul journey or whatever, she should have rationalized. They’d smoked an excessive amount of meth. stressed out past trust, their minds have been enjoying methods. Bobbi opened the workstation, yet then she discovered that every one of the pages have been torn out. “Where is all of it? ” Abby regarded burdened. Bobbi rummaged throughout the condominium: drawers, cabinets, less than couches and chairs and cushions, closets. far and wide. She hit pay airborne dirt and dust within the kitchen, Jen claimed, within one of many drawers and beneath the sofa cushions within the front room. Abby had torn the computer pages into tiny little items and filled them within the drawer and below the cushions. “What the hell! ” Bobbi acknowledged. She was once now extra convinced than ever that Abby had “put a hex on them,” Jen acknowledged in Texas per 30 days. “You’re now not coming among me and my female friend! ” Bobbi screamed in a rage, in line with Jen. “Get out. . . . ” Abby took off. “I have to see [my son],” Bobbi informed Jen after Abby left. “I’m going to get him. ” (“Never happened,” Bobbi informed me. “I may by no means pass and get my son upon getting excessive. by no means. It’s one other set of lies Jennifer informed. ”) throughout the afternoon of Bobbi’s birthday, after the hypothetical brain video games with Abby, Bobbi went over to her child daddy’s residence and collected her two-year-old son. (Again, this can be from Jen’s Texas per thirty days model of the occasions; Bobbi claimed this by no means occurred. ) something that can't be disputed is that for Bobbi this baby used to be the essence of existence. The ache of now not having the ability to spend each second with him used to be one of many the explanation why the medicine felt so reliable: The numbing impression did its task. the medicine allowed Bobbi to disengage emotionally from these emotions of loss and detachment. curiously, right here have been generations of an analogous cycle taking part in out within the lives of Jen and Bobbi. Kathy Jones and Bobbi Smith have been moms who used the deadening impact of continual drug use to stifle the ache of no longer being the fogeys that they desperately desired to be.