But I Trusted You

But I Trusted You

And Other True Cases

Book - 2009
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THE MOST FATAL MISTAKE?

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.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781416542230
141654223X
Characteristics: xii, 433 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.

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gailcampbell1
Apr 28, 2017

Ann Rule's words are vivid and deeply catch and hold the imagination. Her stories read like novels even though they are true-crime accounts. Her handling of what could feel almost voyeuristic is mostly done with compassion for the victim and often includes some insight into the possible motivation behind the crime, so that the probable thoughts of the killer might be included. This can be uncomfortable. True crime by its nature should be restricted to mature readers.

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Kikko1776
Jun 04, 2011

This book scared me! (:-o *scared*

Nell Dec 01, 2009

Ann Rule does not disappoint. Her eye for details is amazing. Always a good read.

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