We’ve all seen bitter custody
disputes and animosity between exes. But Jessica McCord took revenge to a
murderous extreme. M. William Phelps, widely acclaimed as an expert on
women who kill, tells this shocking true story with compassion for the victims
and page-turning drama.
“A chilling tale of a sociopathic wife and mother…compelling!” —New York Times bestselling author Harry N. MacLean
“Eye-opening... Phelps’s writing reads like a mystery novel.” —Suspense Magazine
It started when Alan Bates and his new wife arrived at his ex’s house to pick up his two daughters for a weekend visit. Then two charred bodies were found in a burned-out car on a lonely Georgia road…and investigators pieced together a shattering story of a vicious divorce, a spurned woman’s bitter rage, and a thirst for revenge that led to cruel, unflinching murder. Updating this gripping true-life thriller with shocking new details, M. William Phelps uncovers the cold heart of an unthinkable crime.
“One of America’s finest true-crime writers.” —Vincent Bugliosi
“Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers.” —Allison Brennan
Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos