The Marshalls were the perfect family in the perfect town. They had new cars and a permanent place in the country club set. Then, on a chilly September night, Maria Marshall--the beautiful wife and mother--was murdered in cold blood. The tragedy had only just begun.
While sympathy poured in for Maria's husband Rob and their three sons, the shocking facts were slowly revealed--facts about money-hungry Rob Marshall, about debts, affairs, and hitmen. And when a police investigation turned into a relentless prosecution and a dramatic trial, an even darker truth came out: Rob Marshall would use anyone--even his sons--to cover his crime...
From bestselling writer Joe McGinniss, here is the powerful true story of a horrifying murder, the quest for justice, and the disintegration of an American dream.
Joe McGinniss (1942–2014) was an American journalist, nonfiction writer, and novelist. He first came to prominence with the bestselling The Selling of the President, which described the marketing of then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon. It spent more than six months on bestseller lists. He is popularly known for his trilogy of bestselling true crime books—FatalVision, Blind Faith, and Cruel Doubt—which were adapted into several TV miniseries and movies. Over the course of forty years, McGinniss published twelve books.
James Naughton has won Tony Awards for his starring roles in City of Angels and Chicago on Broadway, and a Mac Award for his one-man show James Naughton: Street of Dreams. He directed the acclaimed Broadway revivals of Our Town and Arthur Miller's The Price. On television, he appeared in Brooklyn Bridge, The Cosby Mysteries, and Ally McBeal. His films include The Devil Wears Prada, The Good Mother, The Glass Menagerie, and The Paper Chase.