Originally Posted by SharonT
I'm sure neither book can say "what really happened" - which is what we want to know! I didn't know many of the details before reading the book - just that the verdict was a shock to many. I thought the Ashton book was not particularly well written. He really didn't hide his disdain for Baez. Don't know if I'll opt for another $4.99 for "Presumed Guilty" (the Kindle price for both books). Let me know if you think I should! :)
Yow, sharon, i owe you a big apology! my intention was to get back to you right after finishing the baez book, but i forgot, and it's probably a moot question for you by now.
just in case you are still interested, of the two poorly written books about the casey anthony trial, the baez one was by far the more interesting one.
what made the reading of both books especially tedious was that neither baez or ashton seemed able to resist the temptation of retrying their lengthy, ponderous cases for a second time in their books. and both were guilty of attacking each other voraciously through character assassination and petty one-upsmanship. as a result, neither one came across as very credible when it really counted.
i must say, one thing resulting from my reading 'presumed guilty', was that my opinion about the verdict in this case underwent--not a reversal, but a major change. the reason being that i learned quite a bit of information about casey, her family, and about case evidence in general, to which i had not been privy at the time of the trial.
eventually, i imagine a 'casey' book will find its way into print, but as you already stated, we will likely never know the true facts regarding this tragic death.