Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder (Abridged Audio Cassette)
Every Breath You Take A True Story of Obsession Revenge and Murder - Abridged Audio Cassette Author:Ann Rule, Blair Brown (Narrator) When beautiful, blond Sheila married the charming, handsome Blackthorne, she was convinced she had found her perfect soul mate, and helped him attain 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 deviant. When she finally fled with... more » their two young daughters, she was skeletally thin, bruised, and beaten.
Although Sheila recovered and remarried, she still felt she was doomed. Joyously pregnant -- she and her new husband expected quadruplets -- Sheila still feared Blackthorne would use his millions and power to track her down. As did her killer, who left her in a pool of blood marked by the tiny footprints of her two-year old toddlers. Could the authorities ever link Sheila's murder to Blackthorne himself? Was his true obsession high-stakes golf and his extravagant pink mansion -- or was it to destroy Sheila?
Following a trail of deception from Oregon and Hawaii to Texas and Florida, Ann Rule gained complete access to Sheila's family, friends, and neighbors, as well as to the detectives and prosecutors on the case. With Every Breath You Take, Ann Rule has written a heart-pounding account of obsession, revenge, and murder that will enthrall listeners from beginning to end.
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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.
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.
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.
This is best heard while laying in bed, in a strange hotel room, in a strange city and with the only light coming from a jasmine scented candle. Of course if that kind of takes the fun out of it for you, try listening while driving - it will make you pull over!