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BETTER OFF DEAD: A Sordid True Story of Sex, Sin and Murder by [Fleeman, Michael]

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A frustrated, unhappy wife. Her much younger, attentive lover. A husband who degrades and ignores her. The stage is set for a love-triangle murder that shatters family illusions and lays bare a quiet family community's seedy secret world of sex, sin and swinging.

BETTER OFF DEAD, the latest true crime book from New York Times bestselling author Michael Fleeman, strips away the pleasant veneer of the Silver Lakes neighborhood in California's high desert to tell a shocking story about a headline-grabbing crime.

Sabrina Limon, a vivacious blond mother of two and part-time "sample girl" at Costco, is handing out free food samples one day when in walks handsome young firefighter Jonathan Hearn shopping for the station.

Their conversation leads to a flirtation that leads to a steamy affair that has them hooking up once and twice a week at her home, his home, and out in hidden spots in the vast Mojave.

Sabrina finds in Jonathan's embrace the love and understanding she lacks at home. To the outside world, husband Robert is a big tattooed teddy bear of a man, a hard-working railroad mechanic, loved by all. This gregarious couple seemed matched by their love of family, friends and good times.

But the partying had gotten out of control for Sabrina. There was boozing and wife-swapping and group sex. Once a turn-on, it now left Sabrina feeling debased, dehumanized, spiritually adrift. Robert won't talk about it, consumed by his work, boat, truck and porn.

With Jonathan showering Sabrina with poetry, gifts, religious insights and, of course, illicit sex, a devious plan is hatched; one hot August night Robert Limon is found dead of two gunshots in a pool of blood.

False leads send police into dead-ends until a tip arrives from a most unexpected place. For Sabrina, it's a stunning betrayal that hurtles the case back to a perfect little place in the desert. With informants, undercover cops and wiretaps, investigators discover a romance fueled by lies and dangerous fantasies.

But are Sabrina and Jonathan merely covering up an affair? Or are they hiding a conspiracy that led to murder?

About the Author

Bestselling true crime author Michael Fleeman makes his WildBlue Press debut with BETTER OFF DEAD, about a shocking murder that exposes a quiet California community's dirty secrets. His books include the recent releases THE BLACK WIDOWER and CRAZY FOR YOU, the New York Times bestseller THE STRANGER IN MY BED, and LACI, the first book about the Laci Peterson case. A former journalist for the Associated Press, where he covered the O.J. Simpson trial, and PEOPLE magazine, where he was west coast editor for People.com, Fleeman now dedicates himself to writing and teaching college journalism. He's also a frequent TV commentator for such shows as DATELINE, FORENSIC FILES, SNAPPED, TABLOID, the new Escape Network show DEEP UNDERCOVER, and recently made his Netflix premiere in KARDASHIAN: THE MAN WHO SAVED O.J. A native of Southern California, Fleeman lives in Los Angeles with wife Barbara and their two cats.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1730 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WildBlue Press (17 January 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077TT98FM
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,47,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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