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Book Review - Bobby's Trials - Bobby Wilson, JD

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


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This is a biography where truth is definitely stranger then fiction! He was accused of murdering his Mother and sister but he does not remember a thing until after he is finally acquitted of the crime 10 years later. I can not imagine what this author went through and how he managed to not only keep his head together but overcame all obstacles and ultimately became a lawyer to help others who, like him, were and are railroaded by the legal system in this country at times. Although I rarely read biographies I will be purchasing the sequel to this book very soon-I can not wait to find out how his career went! 5+ stars for this one-a MUST read. This, so far, is my favorite book of 2013.

About the Book: (from Amazon)


Since 1963, Bobby Wilson has held his tongue in regards to the presumed murder of his family in which he was put on trial. In Bobby’s Trials, he pens an insightful, heartbreaking memoir of the events that led up to the violent deaths of his mother and sister. As he chronicles his early childhood, he reveals what life was like for him growing up as an Oklahoma farm boy with a mother who suffered debilitating depression as well as strange fits of paranoiac rage. An absolutely spellbinding true-life crime drama, this intimate debut proves to be a strangely uplifting anecdote of survival. As Wilson wrestles with clinical amnesia, endures two murder cases against him, becomes a lawyer, and becomes a husband and father, readers have a benchmark in overcoming incredible odds—and proof that justice often is elusive, if it occurs at all.

Book Excerpt:(from Worldwind)

In the early morning hours of June 19, 1963, just four days before he was to leave for basic training, Bobby Wilson was awakened by his mother.

She held a loaded gun to his head and had a crazy, yet familiar, look in her eyes. Alongside his sister, Bobby had suffered her rants for years, but tonight was different. Bobby knew without a doubt that the demons that his mother had struggled with for years had their sights on him.

He realizes he has nowhere to turn and nowhere to run, but he has no idea that the nightmare has just begun. It is a nightmare that changes the course of his life. It is a nightmare that will ultimately take Bobby ten years to wake up from.


This book can be purchased at: Apache Publishing
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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Bobby was born in San Francisco, CA, on September 3, 1944, to a waitress mother and mysterious father. His younger years were years of endless relocations until his mother and younger sister, Judy, ended their sojourn in Hugo, Oklahoma, the area of his mother's upbringing, Indian country in Southeastern Oklahoma.

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30 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh wow, this book sounds fantastic. Definitely one I would love to read at some point.

Sharon Martin said...

What a book I think this would be a fascinating read.

Cyndie said...

I would love to read this man's story.

Kay Adeola said...

looks like another great book i have never heard of and i really love books.

A. Beniot said...

this sounds like an interesting book. If only I could find more time to read.

Jennifer Williams said...

It is a shame that some are put away and they are innocent while others who are guilty are let go. I could not imagine what he went through. It is great that he helps others now.

Ellen said...

Sounds like a fascinating book!

Growing Up Madison said...

Sounds like a good read but would love to see this in movie format. I'm not a big fan of biographies (written) but I love watching the movies and this sound like something I would rather watch.

becca said...

interesting book by the sounds

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

WOW this sounds amazing - what a life to have led. I really must get my hands on this x

Guavalicious said...

Just put this on my to read list. It sounds fascinating. I am amazed he was able to write this story; it must have been so hard.

Kim Croisant said...

Sounds like an interesting read. If you like it, then it must be good. Looking forward to reading your next review !

Megan Chamberlin said...

I love biographies, but I've never thought to read a true crime bio. Since I like bios and crime fiction, seems like a no brainer now!

kristenione said...

Fascinating. I would love to check this one out! Sounds very interesting and can't imagine all this poor guy went through. I love your reviews!!

Pam said...

Oh, wow! This does seem like a page turner and what makes it even better is that it is all real.

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

Sounds like a book that I won't put down once I start reading!

Tammy Graham said...

This sounds like it would be a great read. Heading over to Amazon to add it to my wishlist and to goodreads to add it to my want to read. Thanks for sharing!!

Elisebet F said...

Wow, this sounds really interesting! I'd like to know more of his story.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Wow. Hats off to the author for sharing his story to the world.

Marms @ Mhar's Display said...

Great author. what a great gift for someone special this coming Holidays.

Corinne Schmitt said...

This sounds like a riveting story. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for the author to endure what he did and then to have to relive the ordeal by writing about it. Can't wait to find out what really happened that night.

Christy Maurer said...

Wow, that sounds really interesting! I like reading biographies once in awhile and this sounds like one worth taking the time to read!

Sofia said...

That must have been tough, to both go through it and to relive it and out it on paper. Worth the read.

Courtney Pies said...

This sounds like a very interesting story! It definitely sounds like a fiction book - I can't believe it's nonfiction! That makes me even more interested in it, though!

Cindy Batchelor said...

I'm excited to check this book out! It sounds like a fabulous read! Thanks for sharing your review!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

Oh my goodness, this book sounds intense and incredible. I cannot imagine being put on trial for the murder of my family and not be able to remember anything and not be able to help in my defense or the investigation. That has to be a very isolating and painful way to live. I can't believe this is a true story. I need to read this!

April McGregor said...

this is my kind of book. I would love to read this. Will get this soon.:)

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

the plot seems like a blockbuster movie!

Lexie Lane said...

I can't believe this is a true story! Wow! I must say that this is a little scary, especially when he doesn't even know he's doing it.

Catherine L. said...

This was the first I've heard of this book and it definitely sounds interesting. I would love to read it.

 
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