Lisa R. (LisaRx) reviewed Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal on
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Another great read from Ann Rule. She's the best at fleshing out the back stories of the victims and their families. It's filled with details, but never tedious. When you are done reading, you feel as if you know these people. Ann is a master in this genre.
I seem to try to figure out what is going on in the minds of others - perhaps I should have been a psychiatrist - but there's no way to understand Dr. Bart Corbin. This book is the true story of Bart Corbin's obsession and murder of two women in his life. He originally got away with the first murder, but he wasn't so lucky the second time around, thank goodness. One has to wonder what switches get crossed in the minds of others for them to justify taking the life of another. Nevertheless, the story is fairly well told, but seriously, I get tired of the murdered woman always being portrayed as being so beautiful and almost perfect. I'm not sure why authors feel they have to do this; perhaps it's their way of ensuring a little more sympathy toward them. Anyway, this is a pretty good book, written in the typical Ann Rule style.
This story will be on TV this weekend and try not to miss it. The book, by Ann Rule, was a "can't put it down, sit on the edge of your seats story. Ann Rule writes with such indepth detail and describes the people involved in perfect detail. I always look forward to reading an Ann Rule book.
Here we have a handsome dentist whose beautiful wife commits suicide. Or does she? Come to find out that years ago another woman in his life also took her life. UMM? Coincidence?
Another wonderful true crime from the best---Ann Rule.....
As hard as I tried to stick with this I just couldn't!
I don't understand why true crime writers have to always go back to the day everyone was born, that just doesn't have anything to do with why they are murdered or why they are a murderer.
This involves 2 murders and believe me--she goes back into every aspect of everyone's past and it just isn't necessary, just the facts mam please!
I found it so tedious to try to read every single description in this book about each character and it just got boring because she didn't move along with the crime and had to get into the pasts of everyone.
The pictures I didn't find interesting at all, who really cares what the victim looked like at birth, first grade, senior in high school, and on and on--
so I just quit and probably won't be trying anymore of Rule's books.
oh and by the way, this book is not 544 pages but 407 unless you read the Afterword apart.
True story of murder and betrayal written by best woman author in the true crime business. Gives in depth development of the individuals involved in these true events set in Atlanta Georgia. Aspects of unbelievability; that one man could fool so many with his behavior over quite a length of time, that a wife could become so desparate as to turn to the internet for understanding and escape. Surprising turn of events occur frequently.
Ann Rule continues in her true-crime genre, exploring the death of Jenn Corbin, a Georgia woman whose dentist husband, Bart, had other mysteries in his past. Rule personalizes the victims, allowing the reader to see them as real people, and at the same time the crimes she dissects become all the more brutal and heart-wrenching. Occasionally there is too much detail in getting to the resolution that you know is coming, however it is important to the mechanics of the trial.
Ann Rule is one of the best "True Murder" writers. She writes so that you feel, that you know the people involved in the crime. This is a story of a Dentist, from Georgia, who murdered his wife, and a girlfriend (who died 10 years before). A must read.
A captivating story about a dangerous man who seems very "normal." This was the abridged audio version so it moved very fast. Ann Rule is one of my mom's favorite authors, and after listening to this one, she's one of mine too. If you like murder mysteries, this is a superior re-telling of a beautiful family's unraveling.
Bart Corbin appeared to share an idyllic life with his pretty wife, Jennifer: a home in an upscale Atlanta suburb, two adorable young sons. But there were secrets below the surface - including an affair of Bart's that drove Jenn to look for love on the Internet - that would prove deadly on the December morning Jenn was found with a single gunshot wound to her head. Police suspected suicide, but her disbelieving family knew Jenn had been excited to move on from Bart with someone she had met online. As disturbing clues emerged, a relentless county investigator dredged up a shattering revelation: fourteen years earlier, Bart Corbin's former girlfriend, lovely dental student Dolly Hearn, also died - a gunshot wound to her head that was ruled a suicide. It was a chilling link in the chain that would ensnare the remorseless killer behind both tragic deaths: Bart Corbin.
And if you think you know everything about this outright shocking case, discover the truth behind the headlines - and one incredible irony on which the entire case turned - in Too Late To Say Goodbye.