Mortal Danger and Other True Cases
FROM TRUST TO TERROR... FROM SECURITY TO SURVIVAL The author of The Stranger Beside Me brings her brilliantly informed understanding of the sociopath to this riveting truecrime collection. Only Ann Rule, who unknowingly worked alongside the smart and charming Ted Bundy -- America's most... show more
FROM TRUST TO TERROR... FROM SECURITY TO SURVIVAL The author of The Stranger Beside Me brings her brilliantly informed understanding of the sociopath to this riveting truecrime collection. Only Ann Rule, who unknowingly worked alongside the smart and charming Ted Bundy -- America's most notorious serial killer -- could lend her razor-sharp insight into these cases of the spouse, lover, family member, or helpful stranger who is totally trusted but whose lethally violent nature, though masterfully disguised, can and will kill. Featured here is the case of a Southern California family man who appeared to be the picture of healthy living with his expertise in naturopathic healing. Luring a beautiful flight attendant into a passionate affair, he swept her away to a secluded home on the Oregon coast where his jealous rages escalated, ultimately leading to a brutal sex attack in which she believed she would die. How this brave victim survived, never knowing her tormentor's whereabouts, and how he resurfaced, forcing a tragic end for all involved, makes this one of Ann Rule's most compelling narratives. Other cases include that of the woman who masterminded her husband's murder to gain his inheritance...the monstrous sadist whose prison release damaged a presidential candidate's campaign and ended in a bitter double tragedy in a quiet neighborhood three thousand miles away...the shocking DNA link between a cold-blooded crime and a cold case...and inside the horrific case of the man who crossed an ocean and several countries to stalk the Eurasian beauty who had fled from him in desperation.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 25th 2008
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: Crime Files (#13)
I think that Rule should have kept the first story as it's own standalone cause that with the other stories doesn't really work. Mortal Danger (3 stars)-The first story is about Kathy Ann Jewell and her affair with a man that she really didn't know. I think that Rule dragged things out way too mu...
So compelling. I couldn't put it down. There's just something about Ann Rule's true crime novels that just grip me and suck me right on it. They give me the creeps, and they are sad and disturbing, and yet I just can't get enough.
With rare exceptions, Ann Rule is the only true crime I care to read. I like the way she tries to give us a portrait of the victim as they were in life, with hopes and fears and people who loved them, rather than focusing on grisly sensationalism. I also like the way she has made it her mission t...
The Queen of True Crime. My mom and I shared her books throughout the late 80's and well into the 2000's. It's been several years since I read any of her work though and I'm feeling the non-fiction, true crime call again so I'll be looking to pick up some more of Rule's work soon.