Empty Promises and Other True Cases

Empty Promises and Other True Cases - Ann Rule's Crime Files

Paperback (01 Mar 2001)

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Synopsis

Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence in this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files.

From traditional courtships to Internet relationships, the passions that rule the heart can also fuel the destructive fires of rage, jealousy and murder. There are stalkers driven by obsession, gay lovers who learn too late that things are not as they appear, and conjugal visits in the shadow of prison walls.

Ann Rule goes far beyond the headlines made by these unusual stories to chronicle the downward spiral that begins when promises are broken - a descent that may wrenchingly unfold to a bloody conclusion, or occur so rapidly that the reader wants to cry 'watch out'.

The title story deals with an adulterous affair that slashed the trust in a seemingly ideal marriage, the violence that ensued, and a missing-persons search that was ultimately solved with forensic science, computers, and the dedicated kindness of the victim's friends. Powerful because they strike so close to home, the cases in EMPTY PROMISES will leave readers shaken with the realities of love gone terribly wrong.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780751531060
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Sphere
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.15
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 524
Weight: 306g
Height: 177mm
Width: 110mm
Spine width: 36mm