Notes on a Killing: Love, Lies, and Murder in a Small New Hampshire Town

Notes on a Killing: Love, Lies, and Murder in a Small New Hampshire Town Review

Their friendship would kill her…

Weaver and fiber artist Edith “Pen” Meyer knew her friend Sandy Merritt’s relationship with a married man was wrong. She had even urged Sandy to take out a restraining order against Kenneth Carpenter. Which was why her call to Sandy on February 23, 2005, seemed to come from out of the blue. During it, she told Sandy to drop the restraining order and get back together with Ken.

Pen was never seen again.

One man stood to gain from Pen’s disappearance: Ken Carpenter. But evidence was bleak: no blood, no DNA, no body. Until detectives found notes hidden beneath a leather chair that turned out to be a playbook for murder…


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Title:Notes on a Killing: Love, Lies, and Murder in a Small New Hampshire Town
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    Notes on a Killing: Love, Lies, and Murder in a Small New Hampshire Town Reviews

  • Kevin

    I loved it. But then again, I wrote the book. Your mileage may vary....

  • Nitya Sivasubramanian

    God this book was a slog to get through. I picked it up after hearing the author mentioned multiple times by several of the true crime podcasters I'm obsessed with. But reading it proved to be an almo...

  • Betti

    I gave this book 3 stars but I would have given it 3 1/2 if I could have. It was an interesting story of how one man could manipulate so many people. He told so many lies to cover up his sins that he ...

  • Amy

    I picked this book up largely because it was written about events so close, (too close), to where my family lives and travels daily. It was written in such a way that I had to remind myself at times t...

  • Brandi Larsen

    Solid true crime that reads like a whodunit.I enjoyed the way the authors handled the material and told the story.I work for Penguin, but that did not influence this review....

  • Lady ? Belleza

    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 ...

  • Melanie

    I live in NH, but I don't really remember this story. Essentially the story is about Ken Carpenter, who has an affair with a woman he meets at AA, Sandy. He tells her his marriage is coming to an end....

  • Dee Eisel

    After reading Legally Dead, I picked this one up as quickly as possible. I once had a boyfriend who was in Narcotics Anonymous, so I was familiar with the culture around the Whatever Anonymous program...

  • Valerie

    This is an interesting true case which happened in a small town in New Hampshire in 2005. All of the principal characters were members of one AA group, which made it even more unique. One member, a ma...

  • Becky

    Excellent! Could not put it down! Read it on my Kindle today, switching between digital listening (you know it's a page turner if you are willing to torture yourself with a digital reader) and reading...