Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors: Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 16 Mass Market Paperback – Nov 27 2012
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About the Author
Ann Rule is the author of thirty New York Times bestsellers, all of them still in print. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me, about her personal relationship to infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she knows the crime scene firsthand. For more than two decades, she has been a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lives near Seattle. Visit her at AuthorAnnRule.com.
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The publisher's summary and information on the book itself is quite careful in not letting the reader know which cases are discussed in the book, except the Powell case, so I will not reveal that information either. I really enjoyed this read and the format of 8 separate cases made it easy to pick up and read a chapter at a time once the two beginning 'novella' sized cases had been presented. I enjoy Rule's writing, she has little sympathy for the offenders and yet on the rare occasion can show compassion *if* it is warranted. Rule does not go into gory details, but she does not gloss over the heinous acts either. First and foremost her objective is to preserve the victim's dignity while letting the reader know the seriousness of the crime but not crossing over into that which would become voyeuristic. I appreciated this style of writing and Rule's own concern and compassion for those she writes about is evident.
The book has a theme of murders/rapes committed by friends or neighbours though not every story sticks precisely to that theme. It starts off with two 'novella' length cases then the next six are short story length. The first case is the Susan Powell case, an extremely tragic story which started in 2009 and continued right up to the time of the author writing the book. Next follows a strange tale where the police have closed the case on two deaths that occurred within 24 hours of each other in the same house.Read more ›
I would give an opinion about Ann's writing in this novel if I had been able to finish it. I couldn't get through the first chapter for the reasons I mentioned above.
this one was so disappointing. Very drawn out, rambling, and
the storyline was all over the place. Could not finish it.
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Looking for any of Ann Rule's books that I did not already have, found it quickly and was happy with receiving it very quickly. Thanks.Published on Sept. 26 2013 by Shirley A. Kerr
Bought this book as a gift, she was very happy that I found it. Perfect shape which was nice as it was a gift.
I liked the book but especially liked the first true crime account of poor Susan Powell's disappearance and suspected murder. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2013 by Blanche Devereaux