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Secrets of a Marine's Wife

Secrets of a Marine's Wife

A True Story of Marriage, Obsession, and Murder

Shanna Hogan

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In Secrets of a Marine's Wife, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Shanna Hogan tells the true story of a young Marine wife whose illicit affair ended in tragedy.

She was a young military wife in love with another man.
Erin Corwin was only nineteen years old when she and her high-school sweetheart husband, Marine Corporal Jon Corwin, moved to the Marine base in Twentynine Palms, California. Erin and Jon were eagerly expecting their first child—until the day Erin drove into the desert and never returned. After two months of searching by family, neighbors, law enforcement, and volunteer cavers, Erin’s body was found at the bottom of a mineshaft just north of Joshua Tree National Park.

He was a Marine living a double life—with a deadly plan.
Suspicions rose within the tight-knit military community: Was Erin’s killer one of their own? Detectives would soon discover what others in Twentynine Palms already knew: that Erin was having a secret affair with her next-door neighbor, Marine Chris Lee—one that threatened Lee’s marriage and called the paternity of the Corwins’ baby into question. When pressed for answers, Lee pled innocence, claiming to have been hunting on the day of Erin’s disappearance. But the trail of evidence against Lee told another story. And soon enough, the truth would come out. . .

“[A] page-turner...this sad, essentially tragic story will move many.” —Publishers Weekly


* With 8 pages of dramatic photos *

Praise for Secrets of a Marine's Wife

“Another page turner...this sad, essentially tragic story will move many.” —Publishers Weekly

"A true-crime tale with all the classic ingredients: adultery, murder, and lies." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Shanna Hogan:

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.” —Huffington Post for Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story

“Hogan’s top-notch recounting of this good life gone bad is skillfully woven...A tragic tale, engrossingly told.” —Booklist for The Stranger She Loved

“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 for Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story

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Shanna Hogan

SHANNA HOGAN is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of several true-crime books including Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story. She has written for numerous publications and has received more than twenty awards for her feature writing and investigative reporting. Shanna was named Journalist of the Year by the Arizona Press Club in 2010 and again in 2011 by the Arizona Newspaper Association. She has appeared on The View, Dateline, 20/20, CNN, HLN, Fox News, Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen, and Investigation Discovery. In addition, she teaches journalism at her alma mater, Arizona State University. Shanna lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Matt LaRussa, and their two dogs.

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