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Subject: Rule's -In the Still of the Night
Date Posted: 11/5/2010 6:45 PM ET
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I thought this book was just so..so.  I usually like her books but this didn't do it for me.  I thought it  was odd how she put herself in the book ( like saying she knew one of the detectives) I remember she did that in the Green River killer book also.  I would have read it no matter what the reviews said..but I am glad this was a library copy and I didn't use a credit on it

Date Posted: 11/6/2010 1:22 AM ET
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Wasn't her first book the Stranger beside me; I know since she writes TC and now has a solid rep so I.m sure she does know people in law enforcement but inserting herself into the books is just a bit much.I have never been a big Anne Rule fan I m not fond of her writing style.I know alot of people do Im not knocking her .Just not my cup of tea.

Date Posted: 11/6/2010 11:14 AM ET
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I'm pretty sure she was a policewoman at one time.  At the end of the book she inserts herself into the investigation of the crime but it's more in the beginning and in the middle that it bothered me.  It's hard to explain but when I read the few sentences with her inserted in the story..I thought it was a weird way to write that part..but at the end..you understand more.  I don't know..I guess I didn't like the book and I am just picking at it:)  picky-nicki

Date Posted: 11/6/2010 9:27 PM ET
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So far the reviews I've read have not been positive. I also decided to get it from the library even though most Ann Rule books go into my shopping cart the minute I see one. Cant wait to read it just to see if I agree with everyone.

Date Posted: 11/15/2010 7:43 PM ET
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I picked it up, read a few chapters.....put it down and haven't been able to pick it back up.  I usually know in just a couple of pages if I am going to like a book or not.  I am going to try again, but not anytime soon.

Date Posted: 11/20/2010 8:05 PM ET
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I heard quite a while ago that Ann was writing a biography. Has anyone heard anything about this?

Date Posted: 11/22/2010 9:35 PM ET
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I was sooo disapointed in this book.   I used to love her books but this was was truly bad.   I thought it was very boring, repetitive and just odd how she talked about herself so much and also had the relationship with the mother.    It was also never resolved at the end who did the crime.    I never would have even finished it if it wasn't written by her.    I actually bought the book too, what a waste!

 

 

 

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 4:06 PM ET
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I must be the only one, but I LOVED this book. The only thing I was disappointed in was the ending. I did skim the trial proceedings as they didnt really reveal anything that hadnt already been told.

Date Posted: 12/1/2010 12:29 PM ET
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She was a policewoman in WA state for a while.

Does this book just have one story in it or several? I prefer her books with several different stories...

Date Posted: 12/1/2010 6:12 PM ET
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One story..it is not one of her short story paperbacks

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 10:22 PM ET
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Something happened that made the book a lot more interesting for me. On page 161 of my book, a library copy, I saw the name of a gal I work with. Not a common name, her name is Rahma. I asked her if she was the Rahma in the book and she said yes! She lived next door to the family when she was growing up! Quite a coincidence when I live half way across the country from where the book took place. We only corresponded by notes back and forth so I hope I see her one of these days. I had a lot of questions I wanted to ask her, the main one being if she was interviewed by Ann Rule in person and how Ann found her.

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 12:37 AM ET
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Wow..how cool is that!!

Date Posted: 3/7/2011 3:40 PM ET
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Thanks for the head's up on this book. I have it 'wishlisted' since I'm a huge fan of Ann Rule. That said, her writing over the years, imho, has deteriorated. I will read the book anyway because she's a legend to me but I'm not expecting it to be as riveting as her earlier stuff.  I came to this sad conclusion some books ago.  

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 11:59 PM ET
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I also was an Rule fan but I think it was about her third book it all went downhill I got tired of her writing style it seemed not as researched as before Just my view.