Book Reviews of The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up and Other True Cases (Crime Files, Vol. 5)

The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up and Other True Cases  (Crime Files, Vol. 5)
The End of the Dream The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up and Other True Cases - Crime Files, Vol. 5
Author: Ann Rule
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671793579
ISBN-10: 0671793578
Publication Date: 12/1/1998
Pages: 560
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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So-So ...Riveting promotional description is more interesting than the actual story. Murder? There was no murder in the main story. The main character is more self-destructive than anything. Ann Rule is a good writer, of course, but other true crime stories are more engaging.
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Ann Rule's writing is spellbinding. She brings us into the minds of criminals. I truly could not put down this book.
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Very interesting to read. Good detail, not boring stuff.
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Ann Rule the BEST true crime writer in the world! AWESOME book
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great book!!
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They lived charmed lives among the evergreens of Washington state: Kevin, the artist; Steve, the sculptor; Scott, the nature lover and unabashed ladies' man; and Mark, the musician and poet. With their stunning good looks, whip-sharp minds, athletic bodies - and no lack of women who adored them - none of them seemed slated for disaster.

But few knew the reality behind the leafy screen that surrounded Seven Cedars, Scott's woodland dream home - a tree house equipped with ever luxury. From this idyllic enclave, some of these trusted friends would become the quarry for a vigilant Seattle police detective and an FBI special agent who unmasked clues to disturbing secrets that spawned murder, suicide, million-dollar bank robberies, drug-dealing, and heartbreaking betrayal. When the end came in a violent stand-off, the ringleader of the foursome - the fugitive dubbed "Hollywood" for his ingenious disguises and flawless getaways; the persuasive talker who turned his friends into accomplices - faced a final chapter no one could have predicted. In a blast of automatic gunfire, the highest and lowest motives of the human heart were, at last, revealed.
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Scott seemed to have it all-looks,money and going far in life. But his lifestyle includes drugs, heartbreak and betrayal.
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I've read many books by Ann Rule and usually can't put them down.
Somehow, for me, this book lacked the great descriptions and the fast paced movement that her other books have had. The treehouse sounds fabulous and yet it lacked a dimensional quality normally in Rules' writing.
By the time they finally caught Scott Scurlock I was ready to put the book in the trash.
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If you love true crime novels, Ann Rule is the author you must read! I have read all of her books and have never been disappointed.
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very interesting read for true crime fans.
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It's been awhile since I read this book so I can't really describe its contents. I do know I liked the book a lot; I consider Ann Rule to be one of the top writers in the true crime genre. (The other is Jack Olsen). This story revolves around an eccentric group of 4 friends who refused to grow up. At the center is Scott, a ladies' man, drug dealer, and eventually, a bank robber and murderer. He lived in a luxurious tree house and thought that everything was one big lark - like he was still a little boy, playing different roles. Eventually, his daydream life, caught by the FBI and Seattle police, ended in a shower of bullets. There are 3 bonus crime files included: "The Peeping Tom", "The Girl who Fell in Love with Her Killer", and "An Unlikely Suspect". The titles alone are intriguing while at the same time giving you an idea of their content. And Anne Rule doesn't disappoint here.
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The Golden Boy who never grew up and other true cases from Ann Rule's Crime Files: Vol5
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This is one of the most fascinating books I've ever read.
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A MUST READ. I could not put this book down
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Great book by a great true crime writer!
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I like Ann Rule's writing style always.
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They lived charmed lives among the evergreens of Washington state: Kevin, the artist; Steve, the sculptor; Scott, the nature lover and unabashed ladies' man; and Mark, the musician and poet. With their stunning good looks, whip-sharp minds, athletic bodies - and no lack of women who adored them - none of them seemed slated for disaster.

But few knew the reality behind the leafy screen that surrounded Seven Cedars, Scott's woodland dream home - a tree house equipped with every luxury. From this idyllic enclave, some of these trusted friends would become quarry for a vigilant Seattle police detective and an FBI special agent who unmasked clues to disturbing secrets that spawned murder, suicide, million-dollar bank robberies, drug dealing, and heartbreaking betrayal. When the end came in a violent standoff, the ringleader of the foursome - the fugitive dubbed "Hollywood" for his ingenious disguises and flawless getaways; the persuasive talker who turned his friends into accomplices - faced a final chapter no one could have predicted. In a blast of automatic gunfire, the highest and lowest motives of the human heart were, at last, revealed.