Exposed - Jane Velez-Mitchell


By Jane Velez-Mitchell

  • Release Date: 2013-08-20
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4
From 138 Ratings


On June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Mesa, Arizona home. The grisly nature of his death made instant headlines: with twenty-nine knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head, Travis was left to die. The prime suspect in the case was Alexander’s ex-girlfriend, the attractive and soft-spoken Jodi Arias. Though Arias initially said that she was nowhere near the scene of the crime, little about this case was as it seemed, and before long she had been caught lying to police. As the investigation progressed, her lies evolved multiple times before finally resting on an appalling claim: she had killed Travis in self-defense.  Along the way, startling details emerged about the Mormon couple’s relationship, and soon graphic stories of their lurid sexual encounters and jealousy-driven blowouts revealed a dark side to their life together. These revelations launched a trial filled with sex and deception but also raised substantial questions about Arias’s deceit, as people from across the country struggled to understand the bizarre world of Jodi Arias.

Now, award-winning broadcast journalist and bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell, a veteran of some of the most storied court cases in recent memory, goes behind the scenes of the trial and into the mind of a killer.  Using insider accounts from friends who knew Travis and Jodi, Velez-Mitchell turns her sharply-focused lens on Arias and offers her seasoned perspective on the case’s most pressing questions. Separating fact from fiction, she reports on the bizarre and explicit stories that have both shocked and fascinated the American public—from Jodi’s romantic history before meeting Travis, to their torrid sex life together, to the complicated role their Mormon faith played in the relationship’s demise. With unbridled access to the evidence and the case’s key players, Velez-Mitchell unearths Jodi’s contentious life with those closest to her, examining the paranoid and erratic behavior behind each relationship and illustrating the disturbing pattern of a murderer in the making.

Complete with photos from the case and Jane Velez-Mitchell’s fresh insights on the crime, Exposed takes readers behind closed bedroom doors to uncover the truth behind the secret and sordid life of Jodi Arias. 


  • Book fills in the gaps

    By peppypat
    I was sure that I knew everything and more that there was to know about the Arias trial, based on the media bombardment. I was happy when it ended, at least the guilt phase. I never dreamed that I would buy the book and be fascinated by it. But I did, and I was. Jane Velez-Mitchell is a storyteller who weaves the myriad details and extensive cast of characters into a logical, cohesive whole, that by the way, just happens to be fascinating. I now understand the story in a way I never got from media coverage at the time. Jane is a talented journalist. Her book will go on shelves of those who have a legal or psychological interest,as well as on shelves of those of us who love a compelling tale.
  • Exposed jodi arias

    By Redhotgamer
    This was truly an insightful read and as an avid watcher and fan of HLN I think Jane Velez Mitchell did an outstanding job with this in depth overview on this case. I also wish to applaud and hail her work in the advocacy of animals we need more humanitarians like Jane to bring about change for those who do not have a voice like our furry friends! Thank you.
  • Nothing Exposed

    By LinMari529
    I really like Jane but this book did not reveal any new information except for one small fact that was not previously reported but has been reported since the release of the book. It definitely was not earth shattering or worth the price of admission. The book is a plainly written statement of facts. If you did not follow the case, it's worth a read as it summarizes the facts of the murder and trial. If you did follow the case, I would not recommend purchasing the book except for the fact that part of the proceeds are being donated to Travis Alexander's charity and other animal charities.
  • Exposed

    By Indigal43
    The book was well written but didn't offer anything that I didn't already know from watching the trial.