Blind Faith

Blind Faith

by Joe McGinniss

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The sordid, #1 New York Times bestselling true crime story of adultery, addiction, gambling debt, and murder in a privileged suburban town—from author and journalist Joe McGinniss.

The Marshalls were the model family of Tom’s River, New Jersey, living the American dream and seemingly in possession of all that money could buy. Rob Marshall, a successful insurance broker, was the big breadwinner, king of the country club set. Maria Marshall was his stunningly beautiful wife and the perfect mom to their three great kids. 

Then one night while the couple drove home from Atlantic City, Rob, his head bloodied, reported Maria had been brutally slain. Sympathy poured in—until disquieting facts began to surface…and the true story of adultery, gambling, drugs and murder tore the mask off Rob Marshall and the blinders off the town that thought he could do no wrong.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451418135
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/17/2012
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 213,210
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joe McGinniss is the author of eleven other non-fiction works and one novel.

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“A true crime thriller of greed, lust, and murder.”—The New York Times

“A greedy and callous crime—and its devastating impact…Suspenseful…Engrossing…Gripping…Cathartic.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A truly compelling tale of investigation and prosecution…A harrowing portrait of the perversion of the American dream…Not easy to put down. Or to forget.” —The Washington Post Book World

"Another Fatal Vision from a master of true crime.” —New York magazine

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Blind Faith 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished book, i had a very hard time putting this book down....very well will not be disappointed in reading this book, Rob as you will read is a piece of work..Marie will live on forever in her boys hearts and memories ,,and her three boys Roby,Chris, John are the victims also .. and Rob deserved everything he got !! Bn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story just went on and on. I think this book could have been condensed in volume, alot of unecessary information given which I found myself skipping pages. If this murder had happened in todays time, the real killer, that is the person who shot Maria Marshall would be on death row. It seems that there was no forensics done, no follow up on evidence, or alibi's. Sure, Rob Marshall was indirectly responsible, but he did not pull the trigger, therefore the real murderer walked away a free man. What a travesty of justice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this particular book years ago - excellent. Lovw this author; wish he'd write more true crime
DocDoug More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this 'inside glimpse' of the dysfunction of Tom's River, New Jersey and the people who live there. I felt sorry for 'the boys' and their mother, but truly could indentify with Rob. You see, I'm a Prison Psychologist. He ends up where he belongs.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Sad but interesting. Hope the three sons were able to move on with their lives with wonderful memories of their Mom.
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TinyDancer11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good story based on true events. It was a bit hard to get into, but overall an entertaining read.
readingfiend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Joe McGinniss writes some of the best true crime stories. Wealthy New Jersey family with unfaithful husband who murders wife and then attempts to get away with her murder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sad story. Book was well written and an interesting read. Amazing the lengths some people will go to. I truly felt sorry for the kids in this story. They are the ones that were hurt the most and by their dad of all people. He manipulated his sons in every way possible. He cared about himself and himself. How he could live with himself I don't know. At least after he died it gave the boys some sense of closure and they could finally move on.
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Read the book and saw the movie How could he do it and lie about it?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched the movie on Lifetime during Christmas and enjoyed it. I would like to know if Rob Marshall is still in death row and do his children believe in his innocence, etc.