Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Alice & Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story

Alice & Gerald is a true crime story about two psychopaths (my conclusion).  Alice and Gerald meet when their trailers are parked next to each other in Wyoming.  They both have multiple failed marriages between them when they end up falling in “love”.  I use quotations because as messed up as these two are, do they even know what love is?

Alice appears to be a very controlling person who feels past relationships should stay in the past.  Gerald, however, has an ex-wife with two children he adopted and is responsible for their health insurance and child support.

One day, Gerald’s ex-wife and two boys disappear.  The police aren’t concerned because it’s Wyoming, the mom is nomadic, and her mother, Claire, receives a message that says she’s in Illinois.  However, the ex-wife’s mother is pretty convinced that Gerald is involved.   Since her daughter had called a lawyer, THAT DAY, to talk about more child support and the fact that Gerald and Alice had been very hostile towards his ex-wife and her children.

So began 20 plus year cold case investigation where Gerald and Alice remain free, even with a lot of circumstantial evidence against them.  It takes some very determined investigators to keep the case moving and the victims remembered.

The book takes you through some of the horror that Alice’s children faced while growing up, and the many twists and turns that the investigators take while trying to prove Alice and Gerald are responsible for the disappearance of Gerald’s ex-wife and her two boys.

Alice & Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story by Ron Franscell will be released on April 9th!

Description: True-crime master Ron Franscell tells the grisly story of a cold case involving multiple murders committed by a husband-and-wife team. The appalling details are made even more vivid by the author's familiarity with the Wyoming times and places that formed the backdrop of his national bestseller The Darkest Night.

Would you kill for love? 

After Alice, a desperate young mother in a gritty Wyoming boomtown, kills her husband in 1974 and dumps his body where it will never be found, she slips away and starts a new life with a new love. But when her new love's ex-wife and two kids start demanding more of him, Alice delivers an ultimatum: Fix the problem or lose her forever. With Alice's help, he "fixes" the problem in an extraordinarily ghastly way ... and they live happily ever after. That is, until 2013, almost forty years later, when somebody finds a dead man's skeleton in a place where Alice thought he'd never be found.

Featuring a femme fatale whose manipulative, cold-blooded character rivals Lady Macbeth, this page-turner by bestselling true-crime author Ron Franscell revisits a shocking cold case that was finally solved just when the murderers thought they'd never be caught.

Do you like reading True Crime?

I received this book for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own!

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