Everything She Ever Wanted Author:Ann Rule WAS SHE A SWEET SOUTHERN CHARMER? OR A COLD-BLOODED KILLER? — For their wedding portrait, petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson posed as Rhett and Scarlett. Both came from fine Southern families, and dreamed of the Tara-like plantation where they would grow roses, raise horses, and move in the genteel circles of Atlanta society. Less than t... more »wo months later, their dream exploded in terror and murder: their beautiful home mysteriously burned to the ground and Tom was convicted of the brutal slaying of his mother and father. Pat's only brother had died in a puzzling suicide, her grandparents-in-law were poisoned with arsenic, and no one -- from her wealthy employers to her own children -- was safe when Pat Allanson didn't get her way. It took Georgia lawmen more than two decades to stop her for good -- if indeed they have. In this fascinating account, Ann Rule delivers a tour de force: a whirlwind of misguided love, denial, guilt, and passions out of control; a series of brilliantly manipulated crimes; the bizarre and horrifying tale of two families brought to ruin; and, at the center of it all, the heartless, supremely selfish sociopath whose evil hid behind soft words and gentle manners, but who destroyed -- without mercy -- those who loved her.« less
This book was an extremly well written book. It's a true story, murder mystery, and incredible story. I took the book with everywhere, reading it whenever I could. It was so good that I never bothered to turn on tv, opting to read for hours on end.
Another great Ann Rule book. As the old saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. I always enjoy the photos included in Rule's books as they put a face with the characters you are reading about. Highly recommend this, or any of her books.
True story of obsessive love, murder and betrayal written by best woman author of true crime. Readable style of writing creates a narrative of individuals and events that can make this book hard to put down. Story of headstrong Georgia woman who controls all around her using either her behavior or continued demands. Made into a Lifetime television mini-series.