The Stranger She Loved

The Stranger She Loved

A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and An Almost Perfect Murder

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"In 2007, Dr. Martin MacNeill--a doctor, lawyer, and Mormon bishop--discovered his wife of 30 years dead in the bathtub of their Pleasant Grove, Utah home, her face bearing the scars of a facelift he persuaded her to undergo just a week prior. At first the death of 50-year-old Michele MacNeill, a former beauty queen and mother of eight, appeared natural. But days after the funeral when Dr. MacNeill moved his much younger mistress into the family home, his children grew suspicious. Conducting their own investigation into their mother's death, the MacNeill's daughters uncovered their father's multiple marital affairs, past criminal record, and falsified college transcripts he used to con his way into medical school. It would take six long years to solve the mystery of Michele's murder and secure a first-degree murder conviction against the once prominent doctor. New York Times bestselling author Shanna Hogan delves into the high-profile case, unmasking the monster beneath the doctor's carefully concocted facade"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250057501
Characteristics: 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 08, 2016

Martin was very accomplished, at destroying people's lives, that is. Text book sociopath. My heart goes out to the family that was victimized. The author was quite thorough in her research, making for an interesting court case.

Dec 22, 2015

Rule of thumb - if you're going to murder your wife and make it look like an accident, especially if you're a doctor, never bring the much young girlfriend you had on the side to live with your family just days after the funeral. And never molest your own children either. Sooner or later, someone will start to ask questions.

Sep 14, 2015

Very interesting true story told from the perspective of a journalist. Lots of


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at SSFPL

To Top