On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find Kristin Rossum, 24, sobbing. Her husband, Greg de Villers, wasn't breathing and she claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was leaving him. But family and friends who knew of Greg's distaste for drugs weren't buying Kristin's story - particularly the idea that he would take his own life.
The daughter of a well-to-do California family, Rossum was a brainy blonde beauty whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. But her sweet smile mased a dark side. She'd developed a taste for methamphetamine in high school, and six months after her marriage to Greg, she'd begun seeking secret trysts with other men.
At the time of her husband's death, Rossum was engaged in an illicit affair with her married boss. Investigators found that the Medical Examiner's Office was missing supplies of meth and fentanyl, the narcotic that had killed her husband. With each clue discovered, another piece of Rossum's "good girl" facade fell away. What the world would eventually see was the true face of a murderer - and the hand of justice. . .
This was a really good book! The story is so gripping in as much as it is also shocking! You just don't expect that a girl that looks like that would do something like this! I guess it just shows you never can tell.....
True story of a young, attractive toxicologist who begins an affair with her boss at the Medical Examiner's office - and then her husband is suddenly dead from an apparent suicide. Read on - you can't believe what some people are capable of.
I found this book fascinating and a easy read. It was one of those books that I had seen the story on so I knew from the beginning how it would end. The background of the families was interesting and watching her fall into this mess was like watching a train wreck, so much potential wasted. The author did the story justice and the story of the impact of the families was tragic. All in a all a very good book.
This is a good book that tells a true story without getting too technical in the court room part (which I find many true crimes to do). It was interesting even if you knew the story and the outcome. Still some unanswered questions.