The star of Investigation Discovery’s Dark Minds—“the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers”—takes readers inside a crime that shocked the nation (Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author).
In the summer of 2003, the Houston suburb of Clear Lake, Texas, was devastated when four young residents were viciously slain. The two female victims, Tiffany Rowell and Rachael Koloroutis, were just eighteen years old—popular and beloved. But when a killer came knocking, it turned out to be someone they knew all too well.
Seventeen-year-old Christine Paolilla was an awkward outsider until the girls befriended her. In this gripping true story, complete with 16 pages of dramatic photos, award-winning investigative journalist M. William Phelps delves into the heart of a baffling mystery to get to the truth of an act so brutal it could not be understood—until now.
Praise for M. William Phelps
“The best true-crime writer to come along in years.”—Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Phelps ratchets up the dramatic tension.”—Stephen Singular, New York Times bestselling author
“One of America’s finest true-crime writers.”—Vincent Bugliosi, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Phelps creates a vivid portrait.”—Publishers Weekly
“One of our most engaging crime journalists.”—Katherine Ramsland, PhD, author of Confessions of a Serial Killer