This book was an extremly well written book. It's a true story, murder mystery, and incredible story. I took the book with everywhere, reading it whenever I could. It was so good that I never bothered to turn on tv, opting to read for hours on end.
True story of obsessive love, murder and betrayal written by best woman author of true crime. Readable style of writing creates a narrative of individuals and events that can make this book hard to put down. Story of headstrong Georgia woman who controls all around her using either her behavior or continued demands. Made into a Lifetime television mini-series.
It's sad to say but this story was too slow to get into. I gave it about 10 chapters and then I gave up. There was nothing that compelling to draw me in. It is hard to give up on a book but I gave up on this one.
From the back cover:
In this fascinating account, Ann Rule delivers a tour de force: a whirlwind of misguided love, denial, guilt, and passions out of control; a series of brilliantly manipulated crimes; the bizarre and horrifying tale of two families brought to ruin; and, at the center of it all, the heartless, supremely selfish sociopath whose evil hid behind soft words and gentle manners, but who destroyed- without mercy- those who loved her.
Another great Ann Rule book. As the old saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. I always enjoy the photos included in Rule's books as they put a face with the characters you are reading about. Highly recommend this, or any of her books.
Ann Rule True Crime, obsessive love, murder & betrayal;Pat Taylor & Tom Allanson are like modern-day Scarlet O'Hara & Rhett Butler in the South, then people start noticing all these puzzeling deaths, home burned, suicide, what next?
True life story of Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson and their love and tragedy. Everything Pat ever wanted she got and everything she touched turned to ashes or was destroyed and she was never to blame or was she?
I've read just about all of Ann Rule's books, and this is the one I enjoyed the least. The story was not that interesting to begin with, and was way too long and drawn-out. Should have been a short story, at best. I don't recommend reading it.