From Amazon ~ Trust. It's the foundation of any enduring relationship between friends, lovers, spouses and families. But when trust is placed in those who are not what they seem, the results can be deadly. Ann Rule, who famously chronicled her own shocking experience of unknowingly befriending a sociopath in The Stranger Beside Me, offers a riveting, all-new collection from her true-crime files, with the lethally shattered bonds of trust at the core of each bloodsoaked account. Whether driven to extreme violence by greed or jealousy, passion or rage, these calculating sociopaths targeted those closest to them -- unwitting victims whose last disbelieving words could well have been "but I trusted you ..." Headlining this page-turning anthology is the case of middle-school counselor Chuck Leonard, found shot to death outside his Washington State home on an icy February morning. A complicated mix of family man and wild man, Chuck played hard and loved many ... but who crossed the line by murdering him in cold blood? And why? The revelation is as stunning as the shattering crime itself, powerfully illuminating how those we think we know can ingeniously hide their destructive and homicidal designs. Along with other shattering cases, immaculately detailed and sharply analyzed by America's #1 true-crime writer, this fourteenth Crime Files volume is essential reading for getting inside the mind of the hidden killers among us.
My pal, LeeAnn, has been urging me for a couple years to read something by Ann Rule.
There were six true stories of murders, with the first one taking up almost half the book.
I hadn't heard of any of these stories (they happened in the States) but they were interesting to read nonetheless. There are some scary people out in the world!
My only complaint would be the pictures. There are two sections of black 'n white pictures and the quality isn't very good. They should either be in colour or better resolution or removed altogether.