Every day six people in the United States are murdered by spouses or intimate partners. Society is captivated and startled by stories of these killers, leading people to wonder how seemingly normal and happy people manage to go over the edge. In Till Death Do Us Part, noted psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, along with journalist Matt Birkbeck, presents the psychological profiles of notorious killer spouses -- from Scott Peterson and Clara Harris to Rabbi Fred Neulander and Betty Broderick. Dr. Ludwig reveals the ten killer personality types and defines them in detail with examples from high-profile cases and in-depth analyses of the motivations behind the murders.
Gripping and insightful, Till Death Do Us Part explores a phenomenon that many spouses can't help but think about -- shedding light on the very notion of "happily ever after."
Dr. Robi Ludwig is a nationally known psychotherapist and award-winning reporter. A frequent guest commentator on a variety of programs, including CNN's Larry King Live, Nancy Grace, NBC's Today show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Ludwig provides commentary on the motivations behind the criminal mind. She lives and works in New York.
Matt Birkbeck is the author of A Beautiful Child: A True Story of Hope, Horror, and an Enduring Human Spirit and A Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst. A reporter for The Morning Call, he served for nearly a decade as a correspondent covering crime and human interest stories for People magazine, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, Reader's Digest, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other periodicals. He lives in Pennsylvania.
"Straightforward...intelligent and timely.... Her case studies stick to the facts and don't dwell on or sensationalize the crimes." -- Publishers Weekly
"Till Death Do Us Part is an invaluable resource. It offers an expert's analysis of the psychological factors that oftentimes coalesce and are expressed violently." -- Robert K. Tanenbaum, former homicide bureau chief for the Manhattan DA's office and New York Times bestselling author of Counterplay