When the body of 45-year-old Glen Harrelson was found in his Denver home, police tried to contact his wife, but soon they made a startling realization. She had played the part of grieving widow once before: Her previous husband also had died a mysterious accidental death...
In a true story as shocking as any fiction, Bitch on Wheels is the amazing account of Sharon Lynn Nelson, a wild, beautiful preacher's wife who couldn't get enough-enough sex, enough money, or enough of her rugged "Mountain Man" lover, Gary Adams. Nelson was so consumed by greed that she convinced Adams to killed two of her three husbands in order to cash in on their insurance policies.
Here is a compelling portrait of a woman driven by the darkest forces to mate, then kill - an American black widow who ultimately got snared in her own twisted web...
©1999 Gregg Olsen (P)2013 Gregg olsen
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Yes,because this book had me unexpectedly laughing at the main character.Her behavior made her come off as almost cartoon-like & the narrator's deep,dead-pan voice made her silly ways sound even funnier.
The dental office secretary,because she saw thru the main character's b.s. & didn't like her from the minute she met her.I actually felt for her when she wished she could have slapped the woman back into reality.
when the daughter of one of the boyfriends was surprised while away at college when this woman insinuated herself between father & daughter just to get control of his money for herself.That had to be humiliating,having to drop out of college because of how this horrible woman ruined her reputation at school.
I enjoyed the book.
"Uninteresting repetition of author's personal bias"
Analysis of the crime. The author used his work to iterate personal beliefs in the moral weaknesses of women
Poorly written; author doesn't seem to recognize his opinions are not mainstream.
You can't improve the performance of fundamentally flawed beliefs.
Title is a hint of what's to come
"Good book, worth the money."
I really liked the book's plot and characters.
I liked the fact that the "bad guy" was a woman. There are not enough stories with women as the subject in true crime books.
As always, Kevin Pierce is awesome.
Even though the book was more than 11 hours long, there was still more to tell. I would like to have heard how she was caught, more about the actual crimes, and more details. I felt like the last chapter didn't tie in to the rest of the book.
Maybe the narrator.
Just about any Ann Rule book on manipulative woman.
The main character seemed to be the smartest as she preyed on the stupid.
Sure, better suited for a forensic files episode than a movie.
"GREAT STORY BUT BEWARE........."
I think they are about the same. I'm not in the habit of buying audio AND print versions of the same book. I only listened to about 45 minutes when I realized that I already own the hard copy version of this book under the title "Black Widow".
Someone like Lorna Raver. Pierce sounds like the kind of "Aw, shucks!" narrator who is better matched with dusty Westerns like "Lonesome Dove". To be fair, I stopped listening after I noticed that I own a print copy of the book which I read about 2001.
I did so when I read the book more than a decade ago. Gregg Olsen was one of my two favorite true crime authors before the advent of audiobooks (the other was Ann Rule).
Audible should add a disclaimer on books what have been published under other titles or books released by more than one publisher using different narrators.
I thought this was confusing how it jumped around. I also found some parts offensive. I know Sharon and this book presumed negativity of this women. How does he know what really happened? There is more to this story, the other side.
"Come on Gregg (no spoilers)"
I love Gregg Olson for the most part, I mean he's a law and order type who often forgets the justice system can't operate on the assumption of guilt but, I love the way he weaves narrative and meticulous research so I can usually ignore any overt right-wing leanings.
He's interviewed so many victims you can't really blame him for developing a less than holistic view of justice.
But this book's tone was so sexist I had a difficult time understanding the true character of the murderer.
The married men she slept with are never held accountable for their part, he excessively uses ugly words like slut & bitch (seemingly not just in quotes) and none of it is necessary.
She does so many other, more incriminating, ugly things that "promiscuity" would've been a fine descriptor. The word he used to describe women with that behavior before.
I'll still love you and I just bought Abandoned Prayers but, come on Gregg...this was disappointing.
The story is fascinating and the narraration is great, the problem is with the editing. The reader doesn't have to be continually reminded about "special sauce" and the allure of Sharon. This would have been a great excerpt in a true crime anthology. Unfortunately it was riddled with repetition to make it book length.
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