Every Breath You Take : A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Every Breath You Take A True Story of Obsession Revenge and Murder - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Ann Rule, Blair Brown (Narrator) 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 lovin... more »g second marriage, and a new family of quadruplets, Sheila never truly escaped the vicious enslavement of her ex-husband, multi-millionaire Allen Blackthorne, a handsome charmer -- and a violent, controlling sociopath who subjected Sheila to unthinkable abuse in their marriage, and terrorized her for a decade after their divorce. When Sheila was slain in her home, in the presence of her four toddlers, authorities raced to link the crime to Blackthorne, the man who vowed to monitor Sheila's every move in his obsessive quest for power and revenge.
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Lori L. reviewed Every Breath You Take : A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 17 more book reviews
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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.
A true story that will keep you riveted as each hideous deed takes place and as each move toward justice occurs. How can a man be so evil and yet appear normal and engaging to everyone outside his immediate family? You will not put this book aside until you see if he gets what he deserves in the end.