The true story of a murderous wife and her mountain man lover
This title was previously published in the US as Confessions of an American Black Widow.
Pub. Date: 1998, 2013
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime
Rating: Really liked it ♥♡
This book was originally published in 1998 under the title “Confessions of an American Black Widow”, it was re-released in 2013 as an e-book with the title “Bitch on Wheels”. I have the 1998 version in paperback, the 2013 version as an ebook, mainly because I didn’t realize they were the same book. M. William Phelps wrote a foreword for the ebook version, a fact I find appropriate since I was reading his book at the same time I was reading this.
We come into the story at the death of Sharon Nelson’s third husband, we then go back in time to her first husband, who Sharon didn’t kill, apparently she decided it was better if her exes were dead. She had her lover kill husband number 2 and 3, while at the same time keeping his as her lover. He didn’t seem to want to marry Sharon, of course that would have meant leaving his wife.
Gregg Olsen does his usual stellar job. His in dept recounting of the lives of the people involved makes one feel like they know them, yet his detailed reported doesn’t drag and is his style of writing is very readable. Gregg Olsen could re-write the phone book and I would read it. Well maybe not. My only complaint was the order the account was told was rather confusing, we kept going back and forth in time. Still a worthwhile read.