The Stranger She Loved
Dr. Martin MacNeill, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder
St. Martin's True Crime
Martin MacNeill-a doctor, lawyer, and Mormon bishop-discovered his wife of thirty years dead in the bathtub of their home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, her face bearing the scars of a face-lift he'd persuaded her to have the week before. At first sight, the death of fifty-year-old Michele MacNeill, a formel model and mother of eight, appeared natural. But days after the funeral, when Dr. MacNeill moved his much-younger mistress into the family home, his children grew suspicious...
A DECEPTIVE HUSBAND WHO WOULD KILL TO HAVE HIS WAY...
Soon the MacNeill daughters conducted their own investigation into their mother's death-only to uncover their father's multiple marital affairs, past criminal record, and falsified college transcripts he used to con his way into medical school. It would take six long years to solve the mystery of Michele MacNeill's death and secure a first-degree murder conviction. This is the shocking story about how one family unmasked a monster in their very own home-and lived to tell.
APRIL 11, 2007
A stray drop of water fell from the faucet and trickled across her cold, pallid skin.
Her body lay crumpled inside the drained bathtub, a long-sleeved black shirt clinging to her wet torso....
Praise for The Stranger She Loved
“Picture Perfect is almost perfect. . . . It isn't often that a true crime book reads like a Patricia Highsmith novel, with shades of Ruth Rendell passing across the pages as the story of lives converge toward what the reader knows is a horrifying conclusion. . . . Hogan has established herself as a skilled writer of suspense, whose future books are likely to just keep getting better.” —Janice Harper, Huffington Post
“A riveting read that paints a vivid picture of this unfortunate couple who illustrate so clearly what happens when an obsessive relationship goes horribly awry.” —Bookreporter.com
“With its detailed research, front row narrative, and no-fluff presentation, Shanna Hogan turned a book into an addiction. . . . Picture Perfect is one of the best true crime books of 2013. Don't be the only one who hasn't read it!” —True Crime Zone