Gregg Olson’s “Notorious USA” series features a trilogy from from best-selling true crime novelist Caitlin Rother focused upon cases from Florida, George, and South Carolina, all available in one volume, Love Gone Wrong.
Florida may be “the Sunshine state” and a popular vacation destination, but it also houses more condemned killers awaiting execution than any state except California. In Kill Him Some More, Rother examines four cases — two sets of cases with similar factual underpinnings and vastly different outcomes. A former flight attendant alleged her multimillionaire boyfriend had abused her for years before she killed him — with a gun, knife, hammer, and maybe even poison. Another woman with a long history of failed relationships with drug abusers claimed she was forced by her boyfriend to put a gun into her mouth before she managed to use it on him. A mother who tried to prevent her 15-year-old daughter from ruining her life ended up stabbed, choked, and injected with a syringe full of bleach. And an equally well-meaning father was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat as the result of a conspiracy between his 16-year-old daughter and her 20-year-old boyfriend.