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Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder
Every Breath You Take A True Story of Obsession Revenge and Murder
Author: Ann Rule
In perhaps the first true-crime book written at the victim's request, Ann Rule untangles a web of lies and brutality that culminated in the murder of Sheila Blackthorne Bellush -- a woman Rule never met, but whose shocking story she now chronicles with compassion, exacting detail, and unvarnished candor. Although happily ensconced in a loving se...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743439749
ISBN-10: 0743439740
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 681
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 180 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Another Ann Rule awesome true story. "If anything ever happens to me, promise me tha tyou will see that there is an investigation...and find Ann Rule and ask her to write my story." Sheila Blackthorne Bellush told her sister after she divorced multimillionaire Allan Blackthorne. Ann Rule untangles a horrific web of lies that culminated in Sheila's savage murder more than twn years after she left Blackthorne.

When beautiful, blond Sheila married the charming, handsome Alan Blackthorne, she was convinced she had found her perfect soul mate, and helped him reach his goal of living the privileged life of the country club set. But behind Allen's smooth facade, she discovered a violent, controlling sociopath-a liar, a scam artist, a sexual defiant. When she finally fled with their two young daughters, she was skeletally thin, bruised, and beaten. Although Sheila recovered, remarried, and was starting a new life and family, she still felt she was doomed.
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Helpful Score: 3
A fascinating true story of a devious ex husband and the lengths he would go to be in control of those around him, especially his ex.
It is hard to believe that anyone can be as manipulative and get away with so much. This man was the devil in sheeps clothing.
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Helpful Score: 3
Ann Rule is my favorite author of true crime stories. She has a passion for the victims and a desire to tell the stories correctly, calling in all the right sources at all the right times.
This book entails the story of the Blackthornes - sweet Sheila Blackthorne who fell in love with a man who was a handsome charmer - that didn't reveal the voilent, controlling sociopath he really was.
This book broke my heart and convinced me to volunteer time at the local center for prevention abuse.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed reading about these true crimes - Ann Rule gives the victims a voice and reminds us all that they were real people.
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This is such a terribly sad book, but incredibly well-written. A must-read for true crime or Ann Rule fans.
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This one kept me turning pages until well after midnight. Just riveting.
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Ann Rule's unique style allows readers to appreciate the book without being drowned in the legalities of non-fiction crime stories. "Every Breath You Take" is another testimony of Rule's meticulous investigative work and her true caring for the involved individuals, especially the victims. This book is definitely a worthwhile read.

I recommend ALL of Ann Rule's work to teens and adults alike.
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This was my first true crime book I have read and I am just SHOCKED at how AWFUL people can be! Eye opening and intense. I am just disgusted by people. I DID order another Ann Rule book since reading this one! Recommend!


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