Bitter Almonds

  • by Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  • 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stella Nickell's small-time world was one of big-time dreams. In 1986, her biggest one came true when her husband died during a seizure, making her the beneficiary of a $175,000-plus insurance payoff - until authorities discovered that Bruce Nickell's headache capsules had been laced with cyanide. In an attempt to cover her tracks, Stella did the unconscionable. She saw to it that a stranger would also become a 'random casualty' of cyanide-tainted painkillers. But Stella's cunning plan came undone when her daughter Cynthia notified federal agents. And troubling questions lingered like the secret of bitter almonds...
What would turn a gregarious barfly like Stella into a cold-hearted killer overnight? Why would Cynthia, a mirror image of her mother, turn on her own flesh and blood? Did Cynthia reveal everything she knew about the crimes? The stunning answers would unfold in a case that sparked a national uproar, dug deep into a troubled family history, and exposed an American mother for the pretty poison she was.

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Good but too much 'personal opinion'

Long winded and kinda ran off in irrelevant tangents at times but good over all apart from the authors obsession of informing us how 'pretty' characters were....how 'enviably slender' her waist was and beautiful her blonde hair was....STOP IT !!....you just sound creepy! Just give us the facts and WE will decide if we find this attractive or not.
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- Hazel

Punchy! Gripping! Intense!

A Page Turner from The Start! Not Holding Back, or Pulling It's Punches as it explains The Internal Strength and Loyalty, often, found within Families routed along The Lower Levels of Society, even, to A Fault on Many Occasions. Darkness is Never Far from The Surface Here as Characters and Plot Play Out from Gripping Chapter to Gripping Chapter! Olson is Indeed A Master of True Crime!! I Recommend This Book to All who are Fascinated by The Human Condition for Power, Influence, and Ego.
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- Geoff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2013
  • Publisher: Crime Rant Classics