Current reviews of new ‘Above Suspicion’ edition

colleen camp and phillip noyceIn both print and e-book. Here are some current customer reviews:

(The movie release date, set for 2017, has not yet been announced. Here are photos of me on location last summer in Harlan, Ky.,  with Emilia Clarke, who stars in the movie along with Jack Huston (Johnny Knoxville and Thora Birch also are in key roles), and with Colleen Camp, the executive producer, and Phillip Noyce, the director. Here’s the Internet Movie Data Base listing for the movie.

lecturing emilia

RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS

4.5 out of 5 stars

Top Customer Reviews of New Edition of “Above Suspicion”

on March 18, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Everything about this story is wrong. How could it have happened? I found myself feeling sorry for every one of the major players, except one. The writing is flawless. The author has done an excellent job of bringing the facts to life. It’s one of the very best true crime books that I’ve ever read. You really couldn’t make this up and have a believable story. Truth is better than fiction. Very tragic for all concerned.
Comment|5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 24, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent true crime book. I think this is a must read for anyone who likes to read true crime. One of the best ever written!! Didn’t want it to end.
Comment|12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 28, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very interesting read about a real tragedy. I like the author’s style, lots of detail but he doesn’t take a side.
Comment|7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 26, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story was well written and fact based.. I like the way you are brought into these people’s lives.. like you are sitting right next to them..it tells how a very bad choice can change your life forever..and how one choice can destroy the ones you love…and the sad reality that moments like these at took a women’s life and and the aftermath that destroy a dream and a family and had put scars on many that will never heal.
Comment|2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 13, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Reads more like a novel than true crime
. An intriguing story of human frailty exposed. Read cover to cover, in one sitting.
Comment|4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 15, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a former prison employee, I don’t want to feel sympathy for any murderer. And yet…this story is a complete tragedy from start to finish. A gung-ho young FBI agent with little training and less supervision, a young mountain woman with stars in her eyes, and the agent’s wife. Murder, and a man with a conscience. Did he do the right thing? You bet. Did any of it have to happen? No. I could not put this book down, and even though I knew how it ended, I kept hoping it wouldn’t end that way. Sad, sad, sad.
Comment|5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 26, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was wondering as I read this story if it was going to have a sad ending, and it did in more ways than one. I wonder how I am going to feel after seeing the movie. Life sometimes can be a tragedy.
Comment|2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 19, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a true crime junkie and this is one of the most engrossing and well researched books I’ve ever read. A fantastic read!
Comment|3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

3 comments

  1. I was enthralled, surprised, saddened, and totally engrossed in this book. As an eastern Ky native, I found that the New York author did an authentic, amazing job capturing the climate of the land and its people. His characters were anything but static. He developed them so well that they sprang to life right off the pages. What he captured best was the pain and sadness of the agent and his wife. What a depressing slice of life he entails, so much so that I sat and stared at the wall for an hour after I put the book down. The book stayed in my mind for days. One of the best crime novels ever.

  2. I just finished reading Above Suspicion and I couldn’t put it down it was very compelling. I have never been that far in West Virginia and Kentucky but the head Hatfield/ McCoy connection really tells a narrative within itself.

    I work as a female civilian in a police department and this murder shocks me but at the same time it doesn’t surprise me. In my police agency alone there have been attempted murders, pregnancies between officers,
    infidelities between officers, a President of the Fraternal Order of Police that stole over $100,000 in funds for a boat and gambling, and lastly that I know of our former police chief who at age 72 solicited prostitution from an undercover female officer.
    I am not in the police clique but I do know of women that go into government to meet men to marry and police officers are a prime target some women get pregnant to get those benefits and a husband, believe me it does happen.

    As a woman why would any woman settle for back seat loving with a married FBI agent is beyond me but I do know that happens as well..WOW. Wouldn’t it be nice to go out on a date not that I’ve ever had an extramarital affair but so many women settle for less.

    Compared to what Susan Smith knew in Appalachia, Mark Putnam would be a catch.he was hip looking rather than pudgy and older.
    If Susan had lived and she was pregnant with Mark’s baby he would be between a rock and a hard place because Susan sounded like she wanted to go to Florida to be with the Putnams and she would be a constant reminder in their lives.

    Mark Putnam to me sounded like a classic narcissist because Kathy Putnam really did all the hard work with the home and negotiating with the rough townspeople of Pikeville County.

    However I do believe this was an accident Mark lost control momentarily.

    Knowing the police as I do, I wonder if Mark had dodged a bullet with Susan Smith not being pregnant and alive, if he wouldn’t been pursuing a more attractive and educated female in South Florida where he was located. He was just too hip to be faithful despite what he tells you.

    Sadly he ended two lives of women that loved him;the earthy mountain girl Susan Smith and his ever faithful wife.

    Mark like a cat landed on his feet and got remarried his looks still must be working for him.

    Good read, makes you think about life choices.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s