Book Reviews of If You Really Loved Me

If You Really Loved Me
If You Really Loved Me
Author: Ann Rule
ISBN-13: 9780671688356
ISBN-10: 0671688359
Publication Date: 5/15/1991
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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I found this to be a very rivoting story from beginning to end!
It was hard to put it down, and i returned to read it what ever chance i could get!
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I love Ann Rule's books. Rule writes about true-life murders and mysteries. Her books are well-written and keep your attention from beginning to end. It is amazing how evil people can be. In this case, a father convinces his 14 year old daughter to admit to murdering her stepmother. The question is, did she do it or did he do it himself?

Could he be evil enough to not only murder another human being, but to ask his young daughter to take the blame and give up her own life? There will be times when you will believe that either one of them might be guilty and that belief may weigh heavily on either side. You'll want to get to the end to find the answer.

This is one of those "can't put it down", "kept me up until late at night" books, but most of Ann Rule's books are like that. She is an excellent writer. I'm always delighted when she has a new book published. The only problem with her books is deciding who is going to get to read them first - my husband or I?
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Wow, is all I can say after reading this non-fiction book. It's so, sooooo twisted, you'll wonder how this murder was ever solved, but riviting to keep you wanting to know whether David Brown was guilty or if he was really innocent. Keeps you guessing from the first page and drags you in further until you come to the last page.
A Great Read!
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A thrilling true-crime novel. Has kept me interested for years!
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ann rule is one of my favorite writers and like always keeps you wanting to read
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Great true crime book by Anne Rule, good read.
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Ann Rule writes about true crimes. By the time that you are done, reading her books, you feel that you know both the victims and the murderer.
If you like true crime, you will like Ann's books.
She has written other books, like Small Sacrifices, and the Ted Bundy story.
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If you love true crime.......... this one well drive you crazy........... (soooooooooo good)
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THIS IS BASED ON THE TRUE STORY I WATCHED THE MOVIE AND I FOUND THE BOOK JUST ABOUT THE SAME AS THE MOVIE BOTH VERY GOOD.
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This guy was totally twisted and after reading the book you really did want to find out what happened to everyone . . . love true crime . . . this was my first book by her - I found it to be a little long, but well researched. I would pick up another book by her based on this one.
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Love her books will be finding more..
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I can't believe this man (David Arnold Brown) one of the main characters in this book. I love the way Ann (author) takes the facts and events and make it into a story. I was interested throughtout the entire book.
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This is a very interesting book that was made into the movie Love, Lies, and Murder starring Clancy Brown.
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there was only one way to please her father, kill his wife.
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Tragic story about the lengths a child would go to in order to win the love of her father. Excellent read.
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Another page turner by Ann Rule.
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One of the first true crime books I ever read, by the master of the genre. A great book about a twisted family.
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Based on a true story. Very intriging. Ann Rule is the best a writing true crime stories. Very good book.
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Love true crime - Ann Rule is the best at this type of writing.
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ann rule is my favorite auther,and this book was one of her best!!
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Great Book by Ann Rule but I love all her books this is another one thats hard to put down
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Great book. One of my favorite true crime books by this author. Couldn't put it down!
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great book
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This book is a little bazaar but kept me reading far into the night. Ann is in a class by herself.
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Good read. Very good!
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I liked this book. I found it interesting how a father can manipulate for his own gain.
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Excellent book if you like real life crime stories.
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Very interesting story about a very disfunctional family.
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Excellent Ann Rule. This story shows just how low a father can sink. Highly recommended.
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I love this book. The movie Love Lies and Murder was based on this book and I loved that too.
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Good fast paced read.
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Twisted real-life events.
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A very good Ann Rule true crime book! She is one of the best, I enjoy her books!
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be sure you know that this is TRUE Crime. I thought it was fiction when I glanced at it, so if you (like me) enjoy reading thrillers but can't stomach it when you know it really happened, this isn't for you.
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Book Description

There was only one way to please her father: Murder his wife....

David Brown was the consummate entrepreneur: a computer wizard and millionaire by age thirty-two. When his beautiful young wife was shot to death as she slept, Brown's fourteen-year-old daughter, Cinnamon, confessed to killing her stepmother. The California courts sentenced her harshly: twenty-four years to life. But in the wake of Cinnamon's murder conviction, thanks in part to two determined lawmen, the twisted private world of David Brown himself unfolded with astonishing clarity -- revealing a trail of perverse love, twisted secrets, and evil mind games. A complex and often dangerous investigation suggested a horrifying scenario: Was the seemingly bland David Brown really a stone-cold killer who convinced his own daughter to prove her love by killing for him? A man who turned young women into his own personal slaves, who collected nearly $1 million in insurance money, and married his dead wife's teenage sister, David Brown was a sociopath who would stop at nothing...a deadly charmer who almost got away with everything.
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David Brown was the consummate entrepreneur;a computer wizaed and millionaire by age thirty-two.When his beautiful young wife was shot to death as she slept,Brown's fourteen year old daughter,Cinnamon confessed to killing her stepmother. The California courts sentenced her harshly;twenty-seven years to life. But in the wake of Cinnamon's murder conviction,thanks in part to teo determined lawman,the twisted private world of David Brown himself unfolded with astonishing clarity-revealing a trail of perverse love twisted secrets,and evil mind games. A complex and often dangerous investigation suggested a horrifying scenario: was the seemingly bland David Brown really a stone-cold killer-who convinced his own daughter to prove her love by killing for him?A man who turned young women into his own personal slaves,who collected nearly $1million in insurance money,and married hie dead wife's teenage sister. David Brown was a sociopath who would stop at nothing a deadly charmer who almost got away with everything....
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My mom gave this book to me, I usually do not read True Crime books, this books was very well written. It is Bone Chilling!
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Great book...Great movie as well...
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Among the most haunting of Rule's books (after The Stranger Beside Me), this is the tale of a father who exploits his teen daughter's desperation for love by manipulating her to murder. Rule doesn't miss a beat as she records many complex details while keeping this story readable and gripping.
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It was a fascinating story, almost hard to believe it's all true. However it did seem that the writer really drug out all the details. The book could have been half the size (and I'd have preferred it that way)
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From the back cover:
David Brown was the consummate entrepreneur: a computer wizard and millionaire by age thirty-two. When his beautiful young wife was shot to death as she slept, Brown's fourteen-year-old daughter, Cinnamon, confessed to killing her stepmother. The California courts sentenced her harshly: twenty-four years to life. But in the wake of Cinnamon's murder conviction, thanks in part to two determined lawmen, the twisted private world of David Brown himself unfolded with astonishing clarity -- revealing a trail of perverse love, twisted secrets, and evil mind games. A complex and often dangerous investigation suggested a horrifying scenario: Was the seemingly bland David Brown really a stone-cold killer who convinced his own daughter to prove her love by killing for him? A man who turned young women into his own personal slaves, who collected nearly $1 million in insurance money, and married his dead wife's teenage sister, David Brown was a sociopath who would stop at nothing...a deadly charmer who almost got away with everything.
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Ann Rule's books always keep me riveted!
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From back of book:

David Brown was the consummate entrepreneur: a computer wizard and millionaire by age thirty-two. When his beautiful young wife was shot to death as she slept, Brown's fourteen-year-old daughter, Cinnamon, confessed to killing her stepmother. The California courts sentenced her harshly: twenty-four years to life. But in the wake of Cinnamon's murder conviction, thanks in part to two determined lawmen, the twisted private world of David Brown himself unfolded with astonishing clarity -- revealing a trail of perverse love, twisted secrets, and evil mind games. A complex and often dangerous investigation suggested a horrifying scenario: Was the seemingly bland David Brown really a stone-cold killer who convinced his own daughter to prove her love by killing for him? A man who turned young women into his own personal slaves, who collected nearly $1 million in insurance money, and married his dead wife's teenage sister, David Brown was a sociopath who would stop at nothing...a deadly charmer who almost got away with everything.
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Differen cover same ISBN
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My cover is a little different than the one showing. Same isbn though.
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This is the first book I have read or heard of Ann Rule. It's a true story about desire and murder. Ann Rule also reads her own story. I highly recommend this story. I am going to be looking for more of her books.

The box is in good condition along with the 2 cassettes of approx. 180 minutes.