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Before He Wakes - A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex and Murder

Jerry Bledsoe

She led an almost perfect life, and committed an almost perfect crime. Barbara Stager appeared to be a devoted mother, loving wife, and dedicated church leader in her Durham, North Carolina community. When she “accidentally” shot her husband, popular high school coach Russ, the police were inclined to believe her—until they found out ten years earlier her first husband had died in a strangely similar way. Detective Rick Buchanan’s relentless investigations into Stager’s life revealed a stunning vortex of compulsive lying, obsessive spending, and sexual promiscuity. With every shocking new discovery, more of Barbara’s impeccable image unraveled. But the greatest shock—a damning piece of evidence Russ Stager left behind—revealed the nightmare truth about Barbara. New York Times bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe takes us deep into one of the most spellbinding cases of double life, lethal lust, and almost perfect murder.

She led an almost perfect life, and committed an almost perfect crime. Barbara Stager appeared to be a devoted mother, loving wife, and dedicated church leader in her Durham, North Carolina community. When she “accidentally” shot her husband, popular high school coach Russ, the police were inclined to believe her—until they found out ten years earlier her first husband had died in a strangely similar way. Detective Rick Buchanan’s relentless investigations into Stager’s life revealed a stunning vortex of compulsive lying, obsessive spending, and sexual promiscuity. With every shocking new discovery, more of Barbara’s impeccable image unraveled. But the greatest shock—a damning piece of evidence Russ Stager left behind—revealed the nightmare truth about Barbara. New York Times bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe takes us deep into one of the most spellbinding cases of double life, lethal lust, and almost perfect murder.
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Genres:

True Crime

Description:

She led an almost perfect life, and committed an almost perfect crime. Barbara Stager appeared to be a devoted mother, loving wife, and dedicated church leader in her Durham, North Carolina community. When she “accidentally” shot her husband, popular high school coach Russ, the police were inclined to believe her—until they found out ten years earlier her first husband had died in a strangely similar way. Detective Rick Buchanan’s relentless investigations into Stager’s life revealed a stunning vortex of compulsive lying, obsessive spending, and sexual promiscuity. With every shocking new discovery, more of Barbara’s impeccable image unraveled. But the greatest shock—a damning piece of evidence Russ Stager left behind—revealed the nightmare truth about Barbara. New York Times bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe takes us deep into one of the most spellbinding cases of double life, lethal lust, and almost perfect murder.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Stillwell

Length:

13h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

44:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

34:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

36:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

36:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:36