If I Can’t Have You by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris
Susan Powell, A pretty blond young mother in Utah disappeared in December of 2009. Friends and family were baffled with the sudden and complete disappearance of Susan who would never have abandoned her two sons.
The only one who did not seem distressed with her disappearance, was her husband, Josh Powell.
As details unfold those who have not followed this event will be shocked at the level of dysfunction involved within a family that carried beyond the first generation.
Over the next three years, the police and investigators would uncover disturbing evidence involving a loveless marriage, and a father-in-laws obsession with his beautiful daughter in law. Most disturbing of all was Josh’s decision that when his boys were no longer allowed to stay with him, then no one would be allowed to have his sons.
If I Can’t Have You is a powerful and disturbing true retelling of the disappearance of Susan Powell and the eventual murder of her two young sons. It is always hard to put into words what I think of a true crime read. Bizarre, engaging, the human psyche occasionally blows my mind.
True Crime authors Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris did an amazing recollection of the details of this sad senseless occurrence of not that many years ago. I listened to this on audio and narrator Kevin Pierce handles this difficult subject matter with a professional and appropriate tone.
Readers/listeners of true crime will find If I Can’t Have You to be an accurate retelling of a heartbreaking event of modern time.
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