Love, Lies, and Murder in a Small New Hampshire Town
Pub. Date: 2013
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime ~ Library Book
Rating: Really liked it ♥♡♥
It was an odd phone call that Sandy Merritt received from her friend, weaver and fiber artist Edith “Pen” Meyer on February 23, 2005. One for the time, Pen never called when Sandy was feeding the dogs, and for the content. Pen wanted Sandy to drop the restraining order against Ken Carpenter and move in with him. It was a bombshell, Sandy wanted to call Pen back at a better time and discuss her change of heart. She wasn’t able to contact her. No one was able to, Pen had vanished.
This was a really bizarre case. Normally when a stalker kills, its the person he was stalking. That didn’t happen here. Not trying to give anything away here but it’s difficult to write a review without mentioning some details not included in the synopsis.
Let me just say, Kevin Flynn does not disappoint. Well written and thoroughly researched, with interviews of Pen’s friends, her family declined to be interviewed, which happens. Still we get all the facts, the relationship that started all this, the actions of Ken Carpenter that were simply mind boggling, showing his truly unstable personality and unsound thinking. Also how at times he was able to manipulate people and how sometimes when he thought he was running the show, people did the exact opposite of what he wanted. I highly recommend this book.