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Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death
Heart Full of Lies A True Story of Desire and Death
Author: Ann Rule
In perhaps the most profound character portrait she has ever drawn, America's bestselling 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 riveting story of seduction, betrayal, and murder. — Liysa and Chris Northon se...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743202985
ISBN-10: 0743202988
Publication Date: 10/14/2003
Pages: 400
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3.8 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is the first book that I have read by Ann Rule. It grabbed my attention from the first page! Liysa was a total sociopathic liar and a killer, not a victim. Excellent read!!
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I could not put this book down. Ann Rule writes true life murder in a compelling way which takes you into the psyche of the characters.
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Ann Rule is without a doubt the queen of true crime writers. All of her books are well written and this one is no exception. She fleshes out the people in her stories so well the reader feels she has insight into what makes each of them tick. Her books are must reads for any fan of non fiction.
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One of Rule's better-written books, not as lengthy, and more controlled than her other books.

From the front dust jacket: "A true story of desire and death "Heart Full of Lies" by Ann Rule Bestselling author of "Every Breath you Take""

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In perrhaps the most profound character portrait she has ever drawn,Ann Rule asks: Can the female really be deadlier thant he male? In this story, she answers that question in one of her ost intriguing tales ever--a riveting true story of seduction, betrayal, and murder.

...On a sunny morning in Oct 2000, Chris Northon (athletic and handsome blond-haired pilot for Hawaiian Airlines) 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 his wife involved? Oregon state detectives were suspicious, but her family and friends stood staunchly by her incredulous that anybody would ask such questions.

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Fascinating look at the life of a brilliant woman who successfully manipulates everyone she meets until she creates her own downfall. Like all of Ann Rules books, this one is very well written.
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reviewed Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death on + 80 more book reviews
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.
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Another great book by Ann Rule. Very particular in detail but it is necessary to understand fully the characters in the book. Very shocking
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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.


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