The True Story of the Susan Polk Murder Case

Format: ebook
Pub. Date: 2007
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Type: Library Book
Pages: 384
Read: 10/14/2012
Rating: Waste of time

My summary of this case is this: Therapist has sex with girl (his patient) thereby destroying any chance the girl had of having any kind of mental stability, Therapist marries girl (this makes the sex alright, right?), many years later, because he can’t treat her and her mental instability just gets worse, she kills him. End of story.

The title of this book intrigued me. By halfway through the book I hated it but I was trapped, determined to finish it just to find out what happened. We are told that Felix Polk was obsessed with Susan, he couldn’t live without her (this is why, even though she threatened his life, and he was sure she meant it, he wouldn’t leave), we are told this over and over again. We are treated to a day by day account of her delusions until I was ready to scream, “I get it! The woman was nuts!”

The trial is recounted in the same way, from an accounting of every witness called, what Susan wore, the daily battles between Susan and the D.A., we just needed to know they happened, not how often or what was said each time.

This was a cautionary tale to therapists to not have sex with their patients. Beyond that I see no use for it. Avoid it.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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