Picture Perfect The Jodi Arias Story A Beautiful Photographer Her Mormon Lover and a Brutal Murder A DEVOTED BACHELOR Travis Alexander was a handsome hard working practicing Mormon who lived in Mesa Arizona His good looks and easygoing manner made him popular with everyone especially the ladies

  • Title: Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story: A Beautiful Photographer, Her Mormon Lover, and a Brutal Murder
  • Author: Shanna Hogan
  • ISBN: 9781250049452
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A DEVOTED BACHELOR Travis Alexander was a handsome, hard working, practicing Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona His good looks and easygoing manner made him popular with everyone, especially the ladies So when he was found with a bullet wound in the face and his throat slashed, the brutal murder sent shock waves throughout his community Who could have done something soA DEVOTED BACHELOR Travis Alexander was a handsome, hard working, practicing Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona His good looks and easygoing manner made him popular with everyone, especially the ladies So when he was found with a bullet wound in the face and his throat slashed, the brutal murder sent shock waves throughout his community Who could have done something so sinister A DEADLY OBSESSIONBut soon a suspect was singled out Jodi Arias A beautiful, aspiring photographer, Jodi had been in a long distance relationship with Travis the year before But Travis wasn t interested in a serious commitment he was seeing several women during that time When he broke up with her, that didn t stop Jodi from leaving California, moving to just a few miles away from Travis s home, and inserting herself into his daily life Investigators found one piece of startling evidence in Travis s home that implicated Jodi But in a bizarre turn of events, Jodi would claim self defense Was she a victim or a devious femme fatale With 8 pages of chilling photos

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    1. The best written book on the Jodi Arias case. Unfortunately, considering its peers that's not saying much.

    2. 3.5/5Review:I had only really heard snippets of the Jodi Arias case before I picked up this book. What I had heard, primarily through TV coverage of her trial, basically painted Jodi as a psychopathic liar. Now, after reading many facts pertaining to the murder, my feelings about her are much the same. Jodi Arias was, and is, a very disturbed individual. I can't really say I liked this book, because how can you like something about someone's brutal murder? Despite my hesitance to like' the accou [...]

    3. This is a case I heard my friends talk about on facebook so I wanted to read a book about it. In the end I tried 2 books but both assumed from the beginning that the reader knew everything so they were constantly referring to what had happened while i did not know and I did not like to be spoiled.A few days ago I asked is there really no book that writes about this in a chronological order and they told me this book was quite good so I took a chance and bought it and they were right.I love it. M [...]

    4. Picture Perfect by Shanna Hogan is the best book I've read so far about the Jodi Arias case. Ms. Hogan's writing flows beautifully and her attention to detail is perfect. Loved the back stories on both Jodi and Travis as well as their relationship. The author leaves her opinion until the very end so that the reader can make their own assumption on whether or not they think Jodi is guilty. Highly recommended to anyone who has followed this case or is new to it.

    5. I hate having to say I really liked it for a rating, but it's simply because of how it was written. I was quite surprised of Shanna Hogan's insight into the entire case and its history. Compared to the other major book written on the case, Hogan brings much more to the table for everyone to walk away with a complete picture of Arias and Alexander as possible. I came into watching the trial much later than most, completely drawn in by the manipulation Arias was able to do being behind bars. Thoug [...]

    6. When I think of Jodi Arias only one word comes to mind, Devil. This is the first book I read on the case of Jodi Ann Arias. I thought that Shanna Hogan did a marvelous job writing this book! It was a informative first book to get me into this case. So, after reading Picture Perfect I will continue to read further into other books regarding this case.Shanna writes this book with ample amount of details to make the book just great and not overbearing. The writing of the book had a very nice flow. [...]

    7. Perhaps one of the more disturbing true crime books I've read in some time. The warning signs were clear about Arias from the beginning and yet, the intelligent and seemingly successful Alexander ignored them because he was obsessed with having sex with her. His close friends began to question her behavior and if that isn't a sure sign something is wrong I'm not sure what is. I didn't follow the case in the news other than seeing a few headlines here and there. While the media may want us to bel [...]

    8. First of all, very worst narrator ever.The narration was so bad that I was trying to figure out if it was a robot (some kind of technology so you don't have to pay a narrator at all). I looked it up, and I found plenty of negative commentary about narrator on audible, where all the reviews are based on listening to the book. By the end of the book I became a little more "used to it". About the book, 4 stars because it offered fair and objective treatment of a really awful case but I can't say I [...]

    9. The writing of this book is nothing special and whoever proof read it needs a serious talking to. If it wasn't for the fascinating story this would have been 2 stars. I like how the author builds the story from its foundations to the crescendo of the murder. After the arrest the book did seem to drag until the eventual trial.Would recommend if you're not familiar with the story, otherwise there's nothing groundbreaking here.Also, the front cover is terrible. It reminds me of a trashy celeb magaz [...]

    10. Poor guy. There's a picture of Travis Alexander floating around the internets that was taken seconds to a minute before he was killed. It's so eerie. The look on his face makes it seem like he knew what was coming.I put it under the spoiler tag. I wouldn't look it up. His autopsy pictures are also on the internets. That's something I won't get out of my head anytime soon. D;(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

    11. This is MUCH more informative than JVM's book. Even though I watched the trial and followed the case closely, there were plenty of details in here that were news to me. I also like that the author didn't constantly insert her opinion throughout the book. She stuck to the facts. She did, however, give her thoughts on the case in the afterword. If you're going to read a book about Jodi Arias, I'd definitely recommend this one over JVM's.

    12. So around page 50 I got a little tired about hearing what a wonderful, caring, resilient example of Christ Travis Alexander was and even wondered whether Shanna Hogan had developed some sort of crush on him while learning and writing about him. Also, did she convert to Mormonism after finishing the book? Because I felt as if I were reading a sales pitch for this cult-like religion. The fact is that although Hogan abundantly praised this man for his many great character traits his flaws shine thr [...]

    13. Creepy story, I was interested enough to finish the book. In my opinion both characters were crazy and delusional.

    14. I really liked how much of the beginning of this book was dedicated to Travis's story. Also, seemingly from his perspective. Much of Jodi's story was told from her own highly questionable perspective, but I believe the author did justice to her lack of credibility. This was the third book I've read on the topic, and it was interesting to see the details this one points out compared to the others. I'm happy to have read this book.

    15. Fascinating story about obsession and murderI was among the millions who became obsessed by the Jodi Arias trial, having never before heard of the young woman who slaughtered her lover. Some trials are black and white, and this was no exception. I grew to despise every facet of Jodi Arias, who in my mind was nothing but a cold-blooded killer of an exemplary young man.I began Picture Perfect, the only book I read about Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander, because I have great respect for Shanna Hogan [...]

    16. Excellent book. Ms Hogan grabs your attention immediately and never lets go. I literally spent the whole night with Travis and Jodi, unable to stop reading. Due to personal reasons, I avoided the media spectacle in late 2008-present (although you'd have to live in a cave not to have heard about Jodi Arias). Hogan has done her research; you really get to know quite a bit about the personalities, drives, desires, religious implications and motivations of the people involved. While reading this boo [...]

    17. One interesting part about this novel was that the first few chapters focused exlcusively on the victim, Travis Alexander, rather than his killer. The first 2/3 of the book focus on the events leading up to the fatal day in his home and the immediate aftermath. Only a small portion focused on the legal proceedings. (I suspect there will be additionial information on the legal side in future editions as the legal battle is on-going).It's hard to tackle such a public case and Hogan does her best t [...]

    18. I can't seem to stay away from true crime stories and this one delivered. I have had a morbid (I admit it at least) curiosity about Jodi Arias ever since I heard about her murdering her Mormon boyfriend, Travis Alexander. It's a true to life "Fatal Attraction" kind of story about two individuals who end up destroying each other. Travis isn't perfect but basically is a very well liked person who has made the most of a difficult childhood and ends up a success story. He is a positive, upbeat kind [...]

    19. I read this because I had heard of the Jodi Arias trial and something about her murdering her Mormon lover and wanted to know more about it. This book nicely fit the bill. The author spends a lengthy amount of book space (one might argue too much book space) introducing the reader to Travis Alexander and his all too short life. Over the space of 150+ pages, the reader comes to know Travis and really feels for him when he realizes too late that Jodi Arias is a sociopath who is clearly off her roc [...]

    20. This book has my attention, that's for sure. I learned some interesting facts about Jodi and Travis. I remember seeing this trial on TV because it was so high profile. But back to the facts, for instance, Travis being a ladies man. To me, it seemed like a relationship that many people have. Girl likes boy, girl falls in love with boy, boy doesn't have the same feelings as girl, girl gets upset, boy ignores girl. This was a classic case of just that, except there was a spin on this; Travis was th [...]

    21. I know there was a big deal made about this crime at the time and the trial was all over the news and court tv but I didn't really pay that much attention to it. So the book was all new to me. The author does a great job of making us feel like the victim is someone we would like to know. He was a great guy with a lot of flaws. One of those flaws was getting mixed up with Jodi Arias. I liked how the author explains the beliefs of the Mormon religion. The investigation and trial are nicely condens [...]

    22. Make all the fun of me you want but I was obsessed with this trial. OBSESSED! I could write a book about it. Shanna did a really good job and this will be of interest to those that haven't heard all the gory details (is that possible?) The problem for the books that have come out just as the verdict was given (She will be sentenced to Life or Death sometime this year), doesn't add to what we trial watchers know. But Shanna did had access to many things the public did not; I really appreciated th [...]

    23. An interesting book aboout the lives and beginnings of Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias and how their relationship turned deadly. In depth account with factual details about the lives of Travis and Jodi. How they met and the relationship they had with each other as well as others in their lives and the circumstances that led to the night when Travis was savagely killed in his own home.Includes some pictures and quotes from interviews and the trial which led to the verdict that Jodi spending the r [...]

    24. This is the best book I have read about the Jodi Arias/Travis Alexander case. I like the author included the life story for both Travis & Jodi instead of it being one sided. That being said, so many things about this case makes me so mad! Why did they continue to travel together? Why couldn't Travis see the signs, but everyone else could?? Why did they continue to have sex even though he was "heartbroken" and seemingly in love with Lisa? So many questions I wish I could get answers to. Such [...]

    25. Shanna Hogan feeds my true crime addiction like no other author.After reading The Stranger She Loved: A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder I immediately picked this up and couldn't put it down. Once again, the storytelling is stunning and it paints a picture of the people and the crime with intensely precise detail. I was familiar with the crime before, but wow, now I'll be haunted by it forever. Similar to Hogan's other book, mentioned above, this is a crime centere [...]

    26. The story of Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander fascinated me from the first time I heard of it in the news. Of course it was all over the media - the murder that had virtually been captured on film by a camera found in the victim's washing machine. Just to understand the "why" of that little nugget was enough to start pulling the thread of this complicated tapestry I'd later watched various specials on the case, and even the adaptation "Dirty Little Secret" starring Tania Raymonde. But still, ther [...]

    27. I didn't remember much about this case.I was just a teen when it happened.I was reminded about it when I seen the Lifetime movie about it.I just happened upon this book at Goodwill so I grabbed it.I was not disappointed at all.I love how Hogan didn't write about her opinion but about actual facts.This book had so much information.I had no idea about Travis Alexander.Jodi Arias was the only name I ever remembered so reading background on Travis was nice.Jodi had mental problems and all of this fe [...]

    28. I enjoyed this book. Except the ending. The point of a true crime book is to give you the facts and details of the case. All of the facts and details of the case. You don't give up at the end, give your opinion and essentially say "sorry readers, I'm tired and am giving up now". I remember having this case on the tv at work while it was going on, but not really paying attention to it. Listening in the background and having lunchtime conversations with the guys about it. I could not remember the [...]

    29. I had hoped that this book would be like a whodunit but it was not that kind of book. The book shares a good portion of the relationship of the murder and victim as told by the victim's friends, e-mails presented in the trial, pictures presented in the trial and statements made by the murderer. The author did a great job of integrating the points of views of each of the participants. She blended them together while making sure to help me understand whose point of view I was reading at the time. [...]

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