Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 20, 2007 - True Crime - 448 pages
185 Reviews
A charming and briliant dentist,
tied to two murders nearly two decades apart....
A twisting case in which past and present colide....


Go inside one of the most compelling double homicide investigations of our time with Ann Rule, who was given exclusive access inside the case of Bart Corbin, the "handsome twin" responsible for murder times two.

Bart Corbin appeared to share an idyllic life with his pretty wife, Jennifer: a home in an upscale Atlanta suburb, two adorable young sons. But there were secrets below the surface -- including an affair of Bart's that drove Jenn to look for love on the Internet -- that would prove deadly on the December morning Jenn was found with a single gunshot wound to her head. Police suspected suicide, but her disbelieving family knew Jenn had been excited to move on from Bart with someone she had met online. As disturbing clues emerged, a relentless county investigator dredged up a shattering revelation: fourteen years earlier, Bart Corbin's former girlfriend, lovely dental student Dolly Hearn, also died -- a gunshot wound to her head that was ruled a suicide. It was a chilling link in the chain that would ensnare the remorseless killer behind both tragic deaths: Bart Corbin.

And if you think you know everything about this outright shocking case, discover the truth behind the headlines -- and one incredible irony on which the entire case turned -- in

Too Late to Say Goodbye
  

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A sad story with a great ending. - Goodreads
Ann Rule is truly the best in her genre of writing. - Goodreads
I love the pictures she included. - Goodreads
The writing was serviceable. - Goodreads
This was a page turner and very interesting for me. - Goodreads

Review: Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I haven't read an Ann Rule book since I think I read "The Stranger Beside Me." This was interesting, but so much repetition. Probably just the nature of the true crime genre. Read full review

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User Review  - Hawkgrrrl - Goodreads

Fascinating look into one murder made to look like a suicide that opened up another murder made to look like a suicide. Ann Rule's narrative deftly illustrated how much forensics and blood spatter ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
27
Section 4
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Section 5
43
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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About the author (2007)

Ann Rule is the author of more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers, all of them still in print. A former Seattle police officer, she knows the crime scene firsthand. She is a certified instructor for police training seminars and lectures frequently to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and forensic science organizations, including the FBI. For more than two decades, she has been a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She has testified before U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittees on serial murder and victims' rights, and was a civilian adviser to the VI-CAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program). A graduate of the University of Washington, she holds a Ph.D. in Humane Letters from Willamette University. She lives near Seattle and can be contacted through her Web page at www.annrules.com.

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