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OBLIVION has just been published!

In ANNIHILATION it was firmly established and reinforced that the scenario of the crime Chris Watts gave his interrogators during the Second Confession was a lie. The Watts children weren’t killed after Shan’ann, and they weren’t murdered at the well site. The murder was more calculated and cunning than Watts has let on. It was premeditated.

If it’s clear Watts was lying yet again what remains to sift through in the Second Confession? What’s left to unravel? Just these three questions:

What truth IS there in the Second Confession?
Where does this truth take us?
When did the premeditation start, and what precisely started it?

OBLIVION does the difficult job of untying the knots and strands of veracity tied and tangled into all the lies. They’re there, it’s just a question of finding them, separating them, and figuring out what patterns they weave, and what the patterns mean.

With each successive book in the TWO FACE series, the analysis goes deeper and darker, the insights become sharper and more finely tuned. OBLIVION is a more complex, challenging and complicated analysis than ANNIHILATION, and all the preceding narratives in the series.

“It really is the most earth-shattering of the eight narratives, because what OBLIVION does is it finally completes the circle; the full circle means what is grasped is the full scale – the sheer dimensions – of the devastation of this tragedy.” 


  1. Gayle Gallien

    Thank you! I look forward to reading Oblivion. I’ve enjoyed all of your books.

  2. Jenn H.

    So excited it’s out!!
    Congratulations Nick 👍
    I have some catching up to do, and can’t wait to read it!

  3. Laura Thompson

    I have lots of catching up to do, but I’m tempted to “cheat” and read this one before the previous two I have not yet read. Now that I finally found my Kindle, and won’t need to borrow my mom’s any longer, it will be a lot easier to read the ebooks I’m interested in. *

    *It was at the bottom of a huge shopping bag I keep full of notebooks and folders related to a hobby of mine.

  4. Karen

    I have loved all of your Two-Face series and read the Rape of Cassandra, Annialation, and Two Pollyannas three times each. I can’t wait to crawl inside this book!

  5. amber (@xmissanthrope)

    I don’t think I can properly articulate how this book moved me emotionally. Some of your theories I may not agree with but I do believe you are probably the only person that gets it right on the who and why of Chris Watts. You definitely made me view this case in another perspective and the way I felt the anxiety while reading makes you an exceptional writer. Just wow…(This was my amazon review.) I doubted you initially based on this blog; however, this book has proved me wrong. Thank you. This is one of the most insightful true crime books I’ve ever read.

  6. Kristin

    Is there any other form than Kindle? I do not have one. Would love to read this!

  7. Erica Robinson

    Hated it. Absolutely HATED it! You repeatedly say such negative, cruel, insensitive things about Shannan, like you knew her? You’re entitled to your opinion, we all are, but the way you talk about a MURDER VICTIM is awful.
    I (painfully) got through about 80% of your book, till the part where you talked about introverts. Your statement ‘they are unimpressive in what they do on a day to day basis’… wtf?!! You list people suck as Bill Gates, JK Rowling, Steven Spielberg… ‘unimpressive in what they do on a day to day basis’. You’re freaking crazy!!
    Being introverted or extroverted relates to how you REFUEL, where you get your energy from, from other people or from being alone. This is common knowledge.
    Your book says little about Chris Watts as a person and a LOT about who you are as a person. The only thing worse than reading your dribble was the ten dollars I wasted on it.

    • nickvdl

      Well at least you got to 80% before you were triggered by the introversion chapter.

      “You repeatedly say such negative, cruel, insensitive things…” :

      “the way you talk… is awful.”
      “You’re freaking crazy!!”
      “Your book says a LOT about who you are as a person. The only thing worse than reading your dribble…”

      unimpressive in what they do on a day to day basis>>>Yes, what introverts do on a day to day basis is basically stay inside themselves, say very little, read a lot, think a lot, perhaps write a lot. What they achieve at the end of that process, however, is often a different story.

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