Reviews - What do customers think about Smoldering Embers?
Inspiring bravery Oct 9, 2007
This book takes you on a rollercoaster ride of feelings and emotions. Anger,nausea,pity,anddisgust. The women in this book give detailed insight into their hellish encounters with a serial killer, and then are further violated by our court system. This story should empower all victims of crime to demand judicial change.
Save Your Time And Your Dime Dec 7, 2006
This has to be the WORST "true crime" book that I have ever written. While giving credit to Lisa McVey and Susan Replogle (victims of the book's subject), this piece of work is nothing but disguised effort to toot the horn of the book's primary author, and actual writer, Joy Wellman.
Many of the ingredients typical of a true crime were missing from this book; such as details regarding trials, the investigation, many other victims, etc. The reader is provided pretty indepth detail about two victims, general information is provided about others, but some victims are mentioned only in passing. The remainder of the book focuses on the author and co-authors friendship, their desire to teach women to speak out against sexual crimes committed against them, and their lives following Bobby Joe Long, the convicted. And it for this reason that this book should be listed in the biography section versus the true crime category.
Save your money Jul 6, 2000
One of the most poorly written books I've ever read. Dispite the serious subject matter, I found myself laughing aloud at the tortured prose, stilted dialogue and ridiculous non sequiturs -- not to mention the many grammatical errors. This lady needs an editor!
This book is one of the best true crime novels I have read. Feb 1, 1998
The courage of these three brave women personifies the plight of American women in a society of preditors.
Sensational story about our courts accomidating killers. Jan 22, 1998
It is mind boggeling that three women are standing up to the Florida Supreme Court. A man who killed 9 women and raped women and children shouldn't be taking up so much time and money. Every time I remembered the story was true, I'm enraged. Still I couldn't put it down. Jane Bowen