“Originally due to be released as ‘Into the Shadows’, we decided on a different course for the book, so here it is…This factual book has caused a tsunami within the true crime community to the point my writing partner and her family, plus my husband, was sent death threats…” -Marcus Brown
Releasing 4th September 2020
Genre: True Crime
I guess it’s safe to say most people will have heard of the Watts case.
Christopher Lee (Chris) Watts, the dashing, seemingly genteel, affable man who murdered his entire family in a calculated attack that shocked the entire world.
Shanann Watts, his pregnant, incredibly beautiful wife whose life was snuffed out because her doting husband decided he wanted a fresh start.
Bella Marie and Celeste Cathryn (CeCe) Watts, adorable sisters who worshipped their father, the very man who suffocated them both in cold blood using their comfort blankets against them. He then went on to dispose of their tiny bodies into huge tanks filled with toxic crude oil.
Nico Lee Watts, Chris and Shanann’s unborn son.
No doubt, most of you watched the story unfold on the news, open-mouthed, in total shock. What could push a loving father to brutally murder his family? Surely there was some mistake? We all have preconceived ideas of how a monster should look–grotesque, hideously deformed, a crazed madman–not this handsome, mild-mannered, shy, polite gent who was often portrayed as the perfect husband and father.
So, what happened?
During this series we will look at the facts, the police investigation, the evidence, hear Chris Watts’ explanation and his reasoning. We will try to make some sense of what occurred during the early hours of August 13th 2018.
We will endeavour to present to you all aspects of the case, right from the initial investigation and how it unfolded, to the first and subsequent confessions all transcribed word for word (where possible) from actual video and audio footage obtained from the FBI’s Discovery Files.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
From the start the cover caught my attention and I had to know what was going on between the pages.
Immediately I was drawn into this story. The suspense and mystery behind the gruesome killings hit within the first few chapters. Who is killing these women? What are the police going to do about it? How many more victims will there be before the killer is caught? My need for answers grew with each page I turned. The story flows so well, I found myself reading until well past my bedtime, only to pick it up again when I woke up the next morning.
I love the bits of humor woven into the story. I’ve become invested in these relatable characters and pulled into their lives.
The climax is exactly what I wanted. The kind which makes you want to go back and reread immediately to see what you missed.
These authors did a fabulous job of keeping me on the edge of my seat, and completely fooling me about who the killer was.
I highly recommend Avaline Saddlebags and truly hope there will be more in this thrilling series.
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