Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death
"Liysa and Chris Northon seemed the epitome of idyllic lovers when they married on a moonlit beach in Hawaii. Their friends admired the romantic couple: Chris - tall, athletic, handsome with a thatch of blond hair, a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines - and Liysa - attractive, charismatic, seductive, an acclaimed surf photographer, with a tanned, perfect body. Their son, Bjorn, looked just like his dad, and they were raising Liysa's son by a previous marriage. They had beautiful homes on the mainland and in Hawaii." "But it wasn't long before Chris saw a side of Liysa that he hadn't glimpsed before. Nothing was quite enough for her - she wanted more money, more property, and a future that included fame as a Hollywood screenwriter. She complained to her closest friends that her husband was a heavy drinker who beat her. The marriage seemed to be unraveling, but Chris struggled to hold it together, afraid he'd be separated from Bjorn and from Liysa's son Papako. And then the worst happened." "On a sunny morning in October 2000, Chris Northon lay dead in a sleeping bag at a campsite beside a pristine river, while his wife drove four hours to a friend's house, sobbing inconsolably. She appeared to have been beaten, and had a black eye and bruises on her knee. Was Chris's death a tragic accident or a deliberate homicide? Was Liysa involved? Questions arose that made Oregon State detectives suspicious, yet her family and friends stood staunchly by her, incredulous that anybody would ask such questions."--BOOK JACKET.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lilwolfmisty - LibraryThing
This took place at the Lostine River in Oregon where we often camped when I was little so the story was close to home. As always well researched with a good story too. jj Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JalenV - LibraryThing
Not all of Ms. Northon's neck is visible in one of the two photographs taken of her when she was taken to the hospital, but there's enough showing that I have to wonder why a woman who claimed her ... Read full review