He is the Black Widower

She was his second wife--to die. . .
Coming off a failed marriage, a beautiful woman named Toni joined an online dating site, hoping to find true and lasting love. Harold Henthorn seemed like her dream come true--a handsome man who said he had "a heart for others." Only weeks after meeting, they were wed. But Toni's family began noticing Harold's dark side--especially his controlling nature, which Toni didn't seem to mind. Until she met her end at the bottom of a ravine. . .

Was he a grieving husband--or a black widower?

Harold's tearful story of his wife's hiking "accident" just didn't hold up with Toni's family--or the police. Then a shocking truth was uncovered: twenty years before, Harold's first wife had also died suspiciously in a remote area with no witnesses. Soon, more questions arose: Who was Harold Henthorn--a devoted, grief-stricken husband or a cold, calculating killer? Could authorities find a way to connect his wives' deaths and expose the truth?


 
My Review
 
I briefly remember following this story as it happened in my home state. Such a tragic loss. It is amazing the lengths that people will go through to gain wealth. As I kept reading this book, the further and further I got the scarier and more intrigued I became with Harold. It was interesting to read how he reacted to both of his wives' deaths (in the moment and afterwards). Example is Harold talking to a family friend and photographer about Toni's death. He was calm and did not shed any tears. This was barely after the fall. Then, Harold had put together a video but all of the photos featured were of Harold only.
 
You have to be cold hearted to push a jeep off a jack and watch as it crushed your wife. The fact that he would not help her and grabbed a dirty plastic bag to put under her head, showed no remorse. Author, Michael Fleeman did a great job telling this story again. True crime readers will thoroughly enjoy reading this book. It was a nice balance from start, middle to end.
 
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