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But I Trusted You (Ann Rule's Crime Files, Vol 14)
But I Trusted You - Ann Rule's Crime Files, Vol 14 Author:Ann Rule THE MOST FATAL MISTAKE? — Trust. It's the foundation of any enduring relationship between friends, lovers, spouses, and families. But when trust is placed in those who are not what they seem, the results can be deadly. Ann Rule, who famously chronicled her own shocking experience of unknowingly befriending a sociopath in The Stranger Besi... more »de Me, offers a riveting, all-new collection from her true-crime files, with the lethally shattered bonds of trust at the core of each bloodsoaked account. Whether driven to extreme violence by greed or jealousy, passion or rage, these calculating sociopaths targeted those closest to them -- unwitting victims whose last disbelieving words could well have been "but I trusted you...."
Headlining this page-turning anthology is the case of middle-school counselor Chuck Leonard, found shot to death outside his Washington State home on an icy February morning. A complicated mix of family man and wild man, Chuck played hard and loved many...but who crossed the line by murdering him in cold blood? And why? The revelation is as stunning as the shattering crime itself, powerfully illuminating how those we think we know can ingeniously hide their destructive and homicidal designs. Along with other shattering cases, immaculately detailed and sharply analyzed by America's #1 true-crime writer, this fourteenth Crime Files volume is essential reading for getting inside the mind of the hidden killers among us.« less
An interesting perspective about how heinous criminals can be. Sad stories of betrayal and mysterious killings. A real education on how crafty and evil some people can be. A lesson to be learned about thinking ahead and putting safety first. Will read more by this author.
I always enjoy Ann Rule's books. Her style of writing draws you right into the story. I also like the way she makes it seem as if she were talking to you, the reader, personally. She makes comments, or asks questions, that have come to my mind.
I like true crime stories and most of the time I haven't heard about the cases that she puts in her books. Keeping some of the stories short allows me to more easily stop and start her books when I'm busy without having to try and remember every character I've met, which sometimes happens with novels I'm reading.
I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys true crime stories.