Till Death Do Us Part

Author: Robi Ludwig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416523138
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Every day six people in the United States are murdered by spouses or intimate partners. The stories of killer spouses tend to captivate us, as they beg the question of how so many seemingly normal and happy people manage to go over the edge. Indeed, every relationship presents "extreme moments" where scary feelings surface, yet what happens when those feelings turn to action? In Till Death Do Us Part, noted psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, along with journalist Matt Birkbeck, presents the psychological profiles of notorious killer spouses -- from Scott Peterson and Clara Harris to Rabbi Fred Neulander and Betty Broderick. Ludwig reveals ten killer personality types. These ten personality types are defined in detail and illustrated with examples from high-profile cases along with in-depth analyses of the motivations behind the murders. The ten types range from the Betrayal/Abandonment Killer (who loses control and kills from a broken heart) to the Control Killer (who micromanages every aspect of the spouse's life) and the Black Widow/Profit Killer (who kills for money). With gripping stories and probing insight, authors Ludwig and Birkbeck examine the concept of peaceful versus violent resolution and why certain spouses believe murder is the best and only response. In an age when spousal murder is headline news, Till Death Do Us Part explores a phenomenon that many spouses can't help but think about at some point in their relationships -- which sheds light on the very notion of "happily ever after."

Till Death Do Us Part

Author: Siobhan Gaffney
Publisher: Maverick House
ISBN: 9781908518255
Size: 16.63 MB
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Young, handsome Colin Whelan was a magnet for women, who always fell for his seductive charms. Little did they know that underneath his cool exterior lay a twisted desire to kill. Behind the facade of normality lay a psychopathic mind struggling to control its homicidal urges. Having seduced and married his sweetheart Mary Gough, Whelan immediately began planning her brutal murder. While his young wife dreamed of a love-filled marriage, Whelan searched the internet for information on serial killers and the methods they used to strangle their victims. Compelling and disturbing, this book reveals how Whelan murdered his wife to claim a hefty life insurance policy, and how he faked his own suicide when he became the prime suspect for the murder. Till Death Do Us Part offers a fascinating insight into the true motivation behind one of Irelands most notorious murders, and is a horrifying story of love, lust, revenge and murder - all the more shocking because every word is true.

Til Death Do Us Part

Author: Jeanette C. Lauer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0866566015
Size: 17.66 MB
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Three couples : happily ever after? -- Is marriage obsolete? -- Enduring is not enough -- 'Til death do us part : the role of commitment -- To love and to honor -- The two become one : dilemma or opportunity? -- Conflict : how to engage in "good fighting"--Nowhere to somewhere : avoiding the ruts -- What is more important?

The Story Of A Brief Marriage

Author: Anuk Arudpragasam
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250074751
Size: 16.38 MB
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Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize “Brave...Brilliant...This is a book that makes one kneel before the elegance of the human spirit and the yearning that is at the essence of every life.” —The New York Times Book Review "One of the best books I have read in years." —Colm Toibin Two and a half decades into a devastating civil war, Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority is pushed inexorably towards the coast by the advancing army. Amongst the evacuees is Dinesh, whose world has contracted to a makeshift camp where time is measured by the shells that fall around him like clockwork. Alienated from family, home, language, and body, he exists in a state of mute acceptance, numb to the violence around him, till he is approached one morning by an old man who makes an unexpected proposal: that Dinesh marry his daughter, Ganga. Marriage, in this world, is an attempt at safety, like the beached fishing boat under which Dinesh huddles during the bombings. As a couple, they would be less likely to be conscripted to fight for the rebels, and less likely to be abused in the case of an army victory. Thrust into this situation of strange intimacy and dependence, Dinesh and Ganga try to come to terms with everything that has happened, hesitantly attempting to awaken to themselves and to one another before the war closes over them once more. Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage is a feat of extraordinary sensitivity and imagination, a meditation on the fundamental elements of human existence—eating, sleeping, washing, touching, speaking—that give us direction and purpose, even as the world around us collapses. Set over the course of a single day and night, this unflinching debut confronts marriage and war, life and death, bestowing on its subjects the highest dignity, however briefly.

Til Death Do Us Part

Author: Amanda Quick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698193611
Size: 17.53 MB
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The author of the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies returns to Victorian London in an all-new novel of deadly obsession. Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials. Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve. But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker...

Call Of The Wilder

Author: Kris Fletcher
Publisher: Beyond The Page
ISBN: 9781937349660
Size: 18.68 MB
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“This book has it all as a charming conflicted woman makes peace with her past and her free-spirited family. Great writing style and characters set in the glitz of Las Vegas. It’s a complete joy!” —Goodreads Gemini Wilder loves her family but decided long ago that their free-loving approach to life wasn’t for her. She turned her back on her wild-child youth and embraced monogamy, sobriety, and her amazing boyfriend Randy, who has just popped the question. Her dreams of a peaceful and stable life are finally coming true. So why is her past suddenly singing to her again? When a family crisis calls her to Vegas, she hopes the time away will help her regain her perspective. But with her anti-marriage loved ones questioning her every move and her Elvis-impersonating ex stirring up old feelings, her inner Wilder is gaining strength. With everything she loves on the line, it’s time for the real Gemini to stand up. But is she strong enough to resist the call of the Wilder?

Til Death Do Us Part

Author: Cassandra Adams
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 9781480802346
Size: 11.96 MB
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Dakota Lewis is determined to never live the same life as her mother—a sheltered housewife mistreated by her abusive husband. As she heads off to Columbia University on a full scholarship, Dakota is excited to begin a new life inspired by her love of God. Two years later, Dakota gets involved with Rakiem Bennett, a martial artist with a heart of gold and a dream of one day managing a dojo that will provide an escape for at-risk children. But Dakota sees other plans for their future, setting off a series of disagreements that prompts her to doubt their relationship. As she battles her own problems and worsening family burdens, Dakota’s prayers are left unanswered, leaving her to question her faith in God. She then meets Dominique, a successful entrepreneur who quickly sweeps her off her feet—and discovers Rakiem’s infidelity, leading her to choose Dominique as her life partner. But it is not long before Dakota finds herself in the midst of her worst fear: trapped in an abusive marriage, just like her mother. In this emotional tale, a woman desperate to escape her madness must learn to rely on her faith and inner strength to break a cycle of abuse as she seek her true destiny.