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Over the Edge

A True Story of Marriage, Money, and a Shocking Death
Narrated by: Michael Braun
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
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Summary

He Called It A Tragic Accident.
On a May evening in 1998, the idyllic marriage of wealthy Lake Tahoe couple Peter and Rinette Bergna ended in a crush of metal as their truck plunged 800 feet down a Sierra-Nevada mountainside. Peter was thrown from the vehicle and lived. Rinette, strapped in her seat, died on impact. In time, the grieving widower would meet a new woman, and put the tragic past behind him. Two-and-a-half years later, his life took another fateful turn....

Authorities Called It A Crime.
Bergna, esteemed art appraiser and son of one of California's most prominent attorneys, was indicted for the murder of his wife. Was Rinette's death really an accident - or deliberate homicide to free a controlling killer from a financially and emotionally trying marriage? The contradictory twists and turns of the case resulted in a hung jury. But it was the second trial that would yield even more surprises as a divided community waited for the final stunning verdict.

©2004 Michael Fleeman (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Michael
  • 18-10-18

Fleeman at his best.

Nails this phony murderer down pat. Makes it so clear what actually happened as to the murder of his wife that it brings a breath of fresh air to the entire genre of true crime.

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  • MBSHAVER
  • 16-03-19

Kept my attention from the beginning

love these type of books. I enjoyed this because, it did not read every single word for word when they went to trial. It kept my attention without giving too much attention.

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  • Lars Eriksson
  • 14-06-19

OK true crime

We'll pretty interesting reading. I wasn't so impressed by the Police, in their forensic investigation. The narrator was good .