Olsson's Book Bits

by Greta Olsson

Every Woman's Nightmare
by Steven Long
Copyright 2006
St. Martin's Paperbacks
256 pages
ISBN: 0-312-93741-5

A fairly-tale marriage and the brutal murder of Lori Hacking. True story. Mark Hacking was a very convincing liar in high school, and became even more proficient as he got older. Lori, who grew up with him, never caught on until it cost her her life. The story is a bit of a cliche So-so. Mark lied about going to medical school; he lied about being faithful. He lied about having money, but killed Lori for her life insurance. Not much new here.

Alone - Orphaned On The Ocean
by Richard Logan PH.D
and Tere Duperrault Fassbender
Copyright 2010
Title Town Publishing, Green Bay, WI
Hard cover, 179 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9820009-7-7

This book I can highly recommend. Arthur Duperrault had a dream to take his family, a wife whom he dearly loved, two daughters: 7 year old Rene and her sister Tere Jo, 11 years, and their brother Brian, 14 years, sailing in the tropics. He learned to love the sea while serving in the Navy. He wanted his children to learn that "travel is the best education". I'm afraid they learned a bit more than they needed to know.

Tall, good looking Julian Harvey was the master of the ketch BlueBell, which he rented out. He and his wife are a very attractive couple, and their trip with the Duperraults starts out very well until Julian Harvey is picked up alone at sea with a dead Rene.

In court Julian talks about a terrible storm, damage to the ketch, a fire, and his being the only survivor. The news at court throws him: Tere Jo lived through four days at sea, balancing on a cork and canvas float, with no food or water. Her account of what really happened will not underline his story. He takes a very strong action, making this story a very good read.

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