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Sunday, November 27, 2011

I am so grateful for this latest Amazon review of Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour. Thank you to reader Suzanne

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour

5.0 out of 5 stars
Natalie Wood Died Because of Her Husband--NO Question, November 26, 2011

By Suzanne - This review is from: Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour (Paperback)

The author and the Splendour captain did an OUTSTANDING job with this book--overcoming enormous obstacles to its publication...including death threats. I find it incredulous that any intelligent, open-minded, common sense individual could read this book and not conclude that Robert Wagner caused the death of Natalie Wood.

With a host of experts, witnesses, forensic testing, and facts--not innuendo--they have presented an actual investigation (unlike the bumbled gloss, hushed-up, joke of an 'inquiry' that occurred in 1981)--and to the fullest extent possible without new technologies available to law enforcement--or unlimited funds. Their drive was JUSTICE for Natalie Wood.

They did an excellent job. I found the book a tad slow-going at first--but this was only due to the author's desire to lay out the context, players, setting as clearly and precisely as possible. I couldn't put the book down. It deserves to be a Best-Seller--and turned into film.

It is ghastly that people can be so dismissive without obviously having the insight/desire/facts to get at the TRUTH and instead believe the husband just based on his being a celebrity. While he's won no acting awards (unlike his wife a 3-time Oscar nominee etc) he did a magnificent job in acting out his lies about his involvement in his wife's premature, terrifying death.

One could be somewhat sympathetic to Robert Wagner....he was drunk and in a jealous rage--perhaps even temporarily insane in his actions that directly caused his beautiful, talented wife's far too early demise--depriving her young daughters their mother's charming, loving, warm, giving, affirmative presence. What is truly unforgivable is how he trashed his wife. He is a coward.

It is undoubtedly too late for legal justice due to statutes of limitations--but it is not too late for the moral JUSTICE that Natalie Wood deserves--including from the LA Sheriff's Dept. I hope the new investigators will ensure she receives it. And I thank the authors for their dedication to get Natalie's tragic end told. So VERY many people were horribly damaged--and will be damaged for generations--because of a diabolically cunning, selfish man.


  1. You're so very welcome! Am so grateful to you and Dennis and all who supported you both--for giving Natalie Wood her voice back. Dennis is a true friend and so are you, Marti.

  2. great review post !