Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors: Ann Rule's Crime Files

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 27, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 513 pages
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and queen of true crime Ann Rule’s sixteenth volume in her True Crime Files series, Deadly Neighbors delves into the unsolved case of a billionaire’s son mysteriously falling off a balcony to his death and more.

In July 2011, billionaire Jonah Shacknai’s Coronado, California, mansion was the setting for two horrifying deaths only days apart—his young son’s plunge from a balcony and his girlfriend’s ghastly hanging. What really happened? Baffling questions remain unanswered, as these cases were closed far too soon for hundreds of people; Rule looks at them now through the eyes of a relentless crime reporter. The second probe began in Utah when Susan Powell vanished in a 2009 blizzard. Her controlling husband, Josh, proved capable of a blind rage that was heartbreakingly fatal to his innocent small sons almost three years later in a tragedy that shocked America as the details unfolded. If anyone had detected the depth of depravity within Josh Powell, perhaps the family that loved and trusted him would have been saved. In these and seven other riveting cases, Ann Rule exposes the twisted truth behind the façades of Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors.

These doomed relationships are the focus of queen of true crime Ann Rule’s sixteenth all-new Crime Files collection. In these shattering inside views of both headlined and little-known homicides, Rule speaks for vulnerable victims who relied on the wrong people. She begins with two startling novella-length investigations.
  

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Review: Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases (Crime Files #16)

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Love Ann Rule, but her short stories always disappoint. Maybe I just miss all the detail and insight if her full-length stories. I'll continue to read anything she writes, however. She is an adept, insightful, fair, and drama-free storyteller. Read full review

Review: Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases (Crime Files #16)

User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

Ann Rule books are an embarrassing guilty habit that I really wouldn't recommend. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Ann Rule is the author of thirty New York Times bestsellers, all of them still in print. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me, about her personal relationship to infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she knows the crime scene firsthand. For more than two decades, she has been a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lives near Seattle. Visit her at AuthorAnnRule.com.

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