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Love Her Madly

Love Her Madly


Love Her Madly

ratings:
3/5 (1 rating)
Length:
9 hours
Released:
Aug 25, 2005
ISBN:
9781596007345
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Poppy Rice is home in her D.C. apartment with very little furniture and a stack of boxes she still hasn't unpacked after five years. It's three a.m. and she's suffering from her usual insomnia, so she watches a tape of the CBS Evening News. Dan Rather is interviewing convicted ax-murderer Rona Leigh Glueck who in ten days will be the first woman executed in Texas since the Civil War. Poppy pauses the tape on a close-up of Rona Leigh's delicate, child-like hands.

So maybe it was a lightweight ax.

Poppy digs out Rona Leigh's case file to
find - along with the grisly crime-scene
photos - a physician's testimony that glee, not muscle, gave her the strength to commit the crime. When her public defender asked the crime lab for help determining whether such a frail woman, only seventeen years old, could physically commit these murders, he was turned away for not filing the correct paperwork.

With the reluctant support of her colleague and sometime lover, Joe Barnow, the impetuous and relentless Poppy reopens the investigation to find out if Rona Leigh deserves a certificate that will read: Death by Legal Homicide as Ordered by the State of Texas.
Released:
Aug 25, 2005
ISBN:
9781596007345
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Mary-Ann Tirone Smith is the author of eight novels. She has lived all her life in Connecticut, except for two years when she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon.


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  • (3/5)
    It was hard to get into this book. The pacing felt a little slow, and there were a lot of religious discussions that seemed to go on to long. I did like the main character Poppy, and her assistant Delby. I would like to read more about them. The story of Rona Leigh was a little too unbelievable and seemed to serve only as a reason to debate the death penalty and the religious redemption of prisoners. The author seemed to have a low opinion of Texas too. The second half the story started to pick up, but it was a little far fetched that Poppy went into the religious compound. I can't see any respected law enforcement officer acting like she did.