Dead Reckoning

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Pinnacle Books , Feb 1, 2011 - True Crime - 480 pages
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Good Couple

Happy and retired, Tom and Jackie Hawks lived a charmed life in sunny Southern California. They were delighted when former child star Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife Jennifer offered cash to purchase their 55-foot yacht The Well Deserved. . .

Bad Couple

But a trial voyage turned into a nightmare. Out at sea, the Hawkses begged for their lives as they were forced to sign everything over to Skylar. In return, they were tied to the ship's anchor and thrown overboard--alive. . .

Dead Couple

Skylar and Jennifer's twisted story became even more shocking when Skylar's unusual sexual motivations were revealed in court. After killing a man while out of jail on work furlough, he reportedly tried to hire hits from prison on four witnesses, including his father. . . For this former child actor, the answer to "Where Are They Now?" is Death Row.

"A thrilling account of murder and mayhem." --M. William Phelps

"A chilling read by a writer at the top of her game." --Gregg Olsen

"A breathless tale of unthinkable events that no true crime fan should miss." --Katherine Ramsland

16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!

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User Review  - BellaFoxx - LibraryThing

Tom and Jackie Hawks were looking forward to the stage of their lives, the role of doting grandparents. With that in mind they wanted to sell their 55-foot yacht “The Well Deserved”, buy a smaller ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

This is a case that will haunt me. The way these people were murdered. I thought I had written a review cause this book stayed with me long after I read it. The way these people were killed, so ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored ten books.   Her latest is Then No One Can Have Her.  Her previous titles include:  Naked Addiction, I'll Take Care of You, Lost Girls, Poisoned Love, Dead Reckoning, Body Parts, Twisted Triangle, Deadly Devotion, and My Life, Deleted. Rother, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, worked as an investigative reporter at daily newspapers for nineteen years before deciding to write books full-time. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. Her more than 100 TV/radio appearances include Nancy Grace, On the Record, the Jay Thomas Show, Snapped, and numerous shows on Investigation Discovery, E!, A&E, XM Radio, America at Night, C-SPAN and various affiliates. Rother also works as a book doctor, writing/research coach and consultant, and teaches narrative non-fiction writing and digital journalism at UCSD Extension and San Diego Writers, Ink.

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