Shadow of Doubt eBook Ï Shadow of Kindle -

Shadow of Doubt eBook Ï Shadow of Kindle -



10 thoughts on “Shadow of Doubt

  1. Jim Jim says:

    Five grudging stars reluctantly given because the author works or worked for the CBC the state propaganda proliferator As far as crime stories written by journalists go this one is one of the best I've read About 9 years ago wealthy businessman Richard Oland was murdered in his office He was mega murdered given enough blows to kill several men and their dogs Suspicion immediately fell on his son a man whose finances were in horrible shape and who was in debt to his father As Dennis Oland stood to benefit from his father's demise he was interrogated and he increased suspicion by giving conflicting accounts of his movements and actions prior to and after the murderThe trouble with the case is that there was no evidence to speak of No murder weapon was recovered Nothing was taken from the scene except Richard's cellphone which was never found A few drops of blood were found on one of Dennis' jackets but hardly as much as one would expect to find on a murderer who had whomped someone long hard and continuouslyOur girl Bobbi Jean was on hand from the outset and has constructed a decent book along the same lines as the prosecution both have little in the way of evidence The story is interesting because it has a bit of everything else a millionaire victim an ungrateful son an indiscreet mistress bungling police Most Canadians already know the outcome of the trial as did I but will find it interesting anywayNo one hates you uite as much as the man who is in your debt


  2. Carly Smith Carly Smith says:

    An engaging read and in depth review of the investigation and first trial I’d recommend to anyone interested in the case or Canada’s judicial system MacKinnon explains the concepts very clearly The book provides many answers but has also brought up many uestions I can only hope she’ll write another when this retrial is over


  3. James Fisher James Fisher says:

    Author and CBC reporter Bobbi Jean MacKinnon states in the Preface As a reporter for CBC News I covered this case from the day Richard Oland's body was discovered I attended press conferences jury selection numerous court proceedings and the entire trialSuch involvement translates into a consummate account of every aspect of the case especially the trial process I'm giving this book 5 well deserved stars While I wasn't exactly keen to read another book about the Oland trial I must say that Shadow of Doubt was very impressive to read and wasn't simply a rehashing of already published informationFull review here


  4. Rick Rick says:

    Richard Oland was a very popular member of St John society He contributed significantly to many initiatives and was very poplar around town In 2011 he was found bludgeoned to death in his downtown office The scene was so horrific that it was immediately considered to be a crime of passion Richard's son Dennis uickly became a suspect and he was eventually tried in a very public forum Bobbi Jean MacKinnon does an excellent job of following the trial from its initiation to its completion As a New Brunswicker I know that everyone in the province has decided whether or not Dennis is guilty regardless of the trial's outcome This book should be read by everyone who thinks they know what happened because it places the whole incident under a Shadow of Doubt It's a book that will make you think about discuss and possibly reconsider everything you have decided based on multiple snippets of media attention This book is a comprehensive and interesting account of the trial and should not be missed by anyone who cares about the judicial process in Canada And in real life the story isn't even finished


  5. Chris Chris says:

    Great in depth account of the entire trial and subseuent events For anyone who was wondering about some of the items covered by news during the trial and also many of the items not covered by media and some not revealed during the trial this book provides some answers Without assigning a determination by the author of her personal belief the author provides both sides and backstories for much of the information Worth a read


  6. Ainsley Ainsley says:

    An absorbing comprehensive and compulsively readable account Even those who followed every twist and turn from the moment of discovery through to the verdict and beyond will find something new in this elegantly written and carefully crafted narrative


  7. Cyrus Carter Cyrus Carter says:

    An objectively written account of the trial of a man whose guilt or innocence is disagreed upon by many casual observers A good way to understand our judicial system and recommended for those with an interest in legal proceedings beyond the TV screen


  8. Justine Lewkowicz Justine Lewkowicz says:

    The story of Richard Oland's brutal murder and the conviction of his son Dennis is far from overDennis was recently granted bail as he waits for a retrial When I started the book the uestion I wanted answered was did he do it? I just finished reading and I have no idea I'm glad I wasn't a juror who had to make that decisionAs you're reading Shadow of Doubt you'll feel like you're sitting in that courtroom in 2015 as a jury hears weeks of testimony and is shown dozens of exhibits When you get to the part when the verdict is read out you can feel the tension and emotions spilling out of the pageThere are still so many uestions surrounding the evidence the police investigation and information the jury was never givenI'll be waiting for the retrial to follow along what happens next


  9. Becky Courage Becky Courage says:

    An absolutely fantastic read MacKinnon did extensive research into the Oland case which is evident in her incredibly detailed and engaging novel She delivered a full and clear account of both the investigation and trial without forcing her own opinions into the narrative As a Paralegal student I was most interested in the trial process and legal jargon MacKinnon explained complex legal terms and concepts correctly and importantly she explained them clearly to the reader I would highly recommend this novel to those who have heard of the Oland family and those who know nothing about them A very engrossing and fast paced novel that I could not stop reading


  10. Richard Richard says:

    Not a happy book any way you look at it What happened that night in an upstairs office in downtown Saint John will likely never be known for sure But Bobbi Jean MacKinnon gives us a uick paced narrative that lays out the facts foibles and half truths of this sad story in my hometown Her writing is spare and yet evocative of place and her treatment is balanced and non judgmental


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Shadow of Doubt ✮ [PDF] ✩ Shadow of Doubt By Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon ✻ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk On July 6 2011 Richard Oland scion of the Moosehead brewing family was murdered in his office The brutal killing stunned the city of Saint John and news of the crime reverberated across the country In On July Richard Oland scion of the Moosehead brewing family was murdered in his office The brutal killing stunned the city of Saint John and news of the crime reverberated across the country In a shocking turn and after a two and half year police investigation Oland’s only son Dennis was arrested for second degree murderCBC reporter Bobbi Jean MacKinnon covered the Oland case from the beginning In Shadow of Doubt she examines the controversial investigation from the day Shadow of Kindle - Richard Oland’s battered body was discovered to the conclusion of Dennis Oland’s trial including the hotly debated verdict and its aftermath Meticulously examining the evidence MacKinnon vividly reconstructs the cases for both the prosecution and the defence She delves into Oland family history exploring the strained relationships infidelities and financial problems that according to the Crown provided motives for murder Shadow of Doubt is a revealing look at a sensational crime the tribulations of a prominent family and the inner workings of the justice system that led to Dennis Oland’s contentious conviction.

10 thoughts on “Shadow of Doubt

  1. Jim Jim says:

    Five grudging stars reluctantly given because the author works or worked for the CBC the state propaganda proliferator As far as crime stories written by journalists go this one is one of the best I've read About 9 years ago wealthy businessman Richard Oland was murdered in his office He was mega murdered given enough blows to kill several men and their dogs Suspicion immediately fell on his son a man whose finances were in horrible shape and who was in debt to his father As Dennis Oland stood to benefit from his father's demise he was interrogated and he increased suspicion by giving conflicting accounts of his movements and actions prior to and after the murderThe trouble with the case is that there was no evidence to speak of No murder weapon was recovered Nothing was taken from the scene except Richard's cellphone which was never found A few drops of blood were found on one of Dennis' jackets but hardly as much as one would expect to find on a murderer who had whomped someone long hard and continuouslyOur girl Bobbi Jean was on hand from the outset and has constructed a decent book along the same lines as the prosecution both have little in the way of evidence The story is interesting because it has a bit of everything else a millionaire victim an ungrateful son an indiscreet mistress bungling police Most Canadians already know the outcome of the trial as did I but will find it interesting anywayNo one hates you uite as much as the man who is in your debt

  2. Carly Smith Carly Smith says:

    An engaging read and in depth review of the investigation and first trial I’d recommend to anyone interested in the case or Canada’s judicial system MacKinnon explains the concepts very clearly The book provides many answers but has also brought up many uestions I can only hope she’ll write another when this retrial is over

  3. James Fisher James Fisher says:

    Author and CBC reporter Bobbi Jean MacKinnon states in the Preface As a reporter for CBC News I covered this case from the day Richard Oland's body was discovered I attended press conferences jury selection numerous court proceedings and the entire trialSuch involvement translates into a consummate account of every aspect of the case especially the trial process I'm giving this book 5 well deserved stars While I wasn't exactly keen to read another book about the Oland trial I must say that Shadow of Doubt was very impressive to read and wasn't simply a rehashing of already published informationFull review here

  4. Rick Rick says:

    Richard Oland was a very popular member of St John society He contributed significantly to many initiatives and was very poplar around town In 2011 he was found bludgeoned to death in his downtown office The scene was so horrific that it was immediately considered to be a crime of passion Richard's son Dennis uickly became a suspect and he was eventually tried in a very public forum Bobbi Jean MacKinnon does an excellent job of following the trial from its initiation to its completion As a New Brunswicker I know that everyone in the province has decided whether or not Dennis is guilty regardless of the trial's outcome This book should be read by everyone who thinks they know what happened because it places the whole incident under a Shadow of Doubt It's a book that will make you think about discuss and possibly reconsider everything you have decided based on multiple snippets of media attention This book is a comprehensive and interesting account of the trial and should not be missed by anyone who cares about the judicial process in Canada And in real life the story isn't even finished

  5. Chris Chris says:

    Great in depth account of the entire trial and subseuent events For anyone who was wondering about some of the items covered by news during the trial and also many of the items not covered by media and some not revealed during the trial this book provides some answers Without assigning a determination by the author of her personal belief the author provides both sides and backstories for much of the information Worth a read

  6. Ainsley Ainsley says:

    An absorbing comprehensive and compulsively readable account Even those who followed every twist and turn from the moment of discovery through to the verdict and beyond will find something new in this elegantly written and carefully crafted narrative

  7. Cyrus Carter Cyrus Carter says:

    An objectively written account of the trial of a man whose guilt or innocence is disagreed upon by many casual observers A good way to understand our judicial system and recommended for those with an interest in legal proceedings beyond the TV screen

  8. Justine Lewkowicz Justine Lewkowicz says:

    The story of Richard Oland's brutal murder and the conviction of his son Dennis is far from overDennis was recently granted bail as he waits for a retrial When I started the book the uestion I wanted answered was did he do it? I just finished reading and I have no idea I'm glad I wasn't a juror who had to make that decisionAs you're reading Shadow of Doubt you'll feel like you're sitting in that courtroom in 2015 as a jury hears weeks of testimony and is shown dozens of exhibits When you get to the part when the verdict is read out you can feel the tension and emotions spilling out of the pageThere are still so many uestions surrounding the evidence the police investigation and information the jury was never givenI'll be waiting for the retrial to follow along what happens next

  9. Becky Courage Becky Courage says:

    An absolutely fantastic read MacKinnon did extensive research into the Oland case which is evident in her incredibly detailed and engaging novel She delivered a full and clear account of both the investigation and trial without forcing her own opinions into the narrative As a Paralegal student I was most interested in the trial process and legal jargon MacKinnon explained complex legal terms and concepts correctly and importantly she explained them clearly to the reader I would highly recommend this novel to those who have heard of the Oland family and those who know nothing about them A very engrossing and fast paced novel that I could not stop reading

  10. Richard Richard says:

    Not a happy book any way you look at it What happened that night in an upstairs office in downtown Saint John will likely never be known for sure But Bobbi Jean MacKinnon gives us a uick paced narrative that lays out the facts foibles and half truths of this sad story in my hometown Her writing is spare and yet evocative of place and her treatment is balanced and non judgmental

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