Sheree Ann Martines with John Robert Whedbee’s new book Rude Awakening is a gripping true story and a chilling portrait of the narcissistic sociopath next door

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Recent release Rude Awakening from Page Publishing Sheree Ann Martines with John Robert Whedbee is riveting and deeply personal account of the infamous attempted murder that tore Rob Whedbee’s family apart. With all the hallmarks of a made-for-TV movie, this true crime tale of betrayal, obsession, and coldblooded criminal intent shook Tennessee,and the country, to its core in the mid-nineties.

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Sheree Ann Martines, a prolific writer and contributor to NPR, from the North Carolina mountains, and John Robert Whedbee, a hardworking and successful Tennessee business owner in the insurance industry and the subject of the story, have completed their new book Rude Awakening : a spellbinding narrative that keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion.

Rude Awakening tells the tale behind the “Tennessee Love Triangle,” a Knoxville murder conspiracy case that generated significant national media coverage, showing up on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, and other major newspapers and magazines across the country.

The reporters said it was a sexy story—church, money, greed, adultery, blood, a defenseless child with profound disabilities, and a good man who never saw it coming, all the elements that garner column inches and high ratings.

The strange details behind the attempted murder of a well-known and respected Knoxville businessman, captivated curiosity, and soon cameras were rolling for episodes on A Current Affair, City Confidential, Investigation Discovery, Hard Copy, and Snapped. The case made Tennessee legal history when, for the first time, the doors of justice swung open for Court TV, and reporters and legal pundits lined up in Knoxville, Tennessee to provide commentary about the unusual proceedings.

Published by Page Publishing, Sheree Ann Martines and John Robert Whedbee’s engrossing book is a shocking and suspenseful true story with previously unknown details from the victim’s perspective.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase Rude Awakening at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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