In perhaps the most profound character portrait she has ever drawn, America's best selling true crime writer, Ann Rule, asks, can the female really be deadlier than the male? In Heart Full of Lies, she answers that question in one of her most intriguing tales ever-a riviting story of seduction, betrayal, and murder.
This woman is an amazing author. Very well written as usual.
Another great book by Ann Rule. Very particular in detail but it is necessary to understand fully the characters in the book. Very shocking
Liysa and Chris Northon seemed the epitome of idyllic lovers when they married on a moonlit beach in Hawaii. Their friends admired the romantic couple:Chris-tall, athletic, handsome with a thatch of blond hair, a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines-and Liysa-attractive, charismatic, seductive, an acclaimed surf photographer, with a tanned, perfect body. Their son, Bjorn, looked just like his dad, and they were raising Liysa's son by a previous marriage. They had beautiful homes on the mainland and in Hawaii. But it wasn't long before Chris saw a side of Liysa that he hadn't glimpsed before. Nothing was quite good enough for her-she wanted more money, more property, and a future that included fame as a Hollywood screenwriter. She complained to her friends that her husband was a heavy drinker who beat her. The marriage seemed to be unraveling, but Chris struggled to hold it together, afraid he'd be separated from Bjorn and Liysa's son, Papako. And then the worst happened. On a sunny morning in October 2000, Chris lay dead in a sleeping bag at a campsite beside a pristine river, while his wife drove four hours to a friend's house, sobbing inconsolably. She appeared to have been beaten, and had a black eye and bruises on her knee. Was Chris's death a tragic accident or a deliberate homicide? Was Liysa involved? Questions arose that made Oregon State detectives suspicious, yet her family and friends stood staunchly by her, incredulous that anybody would ask such questions.