Not Ann Rule's best effort. The main story was too long - could have easily been ... errr... chopped in half.
I didn't like that some of these didn't show dates or had assumed names of the "players" in the stories - this is supposed to true crime. For instance, I wanted to know more about one of the cases and what happened afterwards, but I couldn't because I couldn't find any information - no date, no names. This kind of defeats the purpose of true crime, in my opinion.
Anyway, it was good, just not her best and it annoyed me.
I was just as disappointed in this book as I was with her last one. The first story seemed long, drawn out and full of unnecessary information. The rest of the stories just seemed flat. I feel like Ann Rule is falling back on her name to sell books, instead of doing what she use to do so well.
I LOVE Ann Rule and buy her books without even reading the back to see what she's chosen to write about! These are some true crimes she's investigated a bit and weren't enough for a whole book, but are very interesting!
A pretty good entry from Ann Rule's Crime Files, though I have to agree with the comment that there were way too many assumed names and such used, even for some of the criminals. I can understand it for the innocent bystanders, but not the perpetrators. The main story is definitely the best.