Lying in Wait and Other True Cases

Lying in Wait and Other True Cases

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Ann Rule presents another collection of fascinating and disturbing true-crime stories-drawn from her real-life personal files-in this seventeenth volume in the #1 New York Times bestselling Crime Files series.

MOVING IN FOR THE KILL
In this all-new collection of investigative accounts from her private archives, "America's best true-crime writer" ( Kirkus Reviews) exposes the most frightening aspect of the murderous mind: the waiting game. Trusted family members or strangers, these cold-blooded killers select their unsuspecting prey, wait for the perfect moment to strike, then turn normality into homicidal mayhem in a matter of moments. Ann Rule will have you seeing the people and places around you with heightened caution as you read these shattering cases, including:

- New mothers murdered, their infants kidnapped, in an atrocious baby-selling scheme

- The man who kept his criminal past hidden from his wife-and his wife from his mistress-until he coldly disposed of one of them

- The beautiful daughter of a State Department official ran away from the privileged world she knew and hitched a ride with a man she didn't . . . with fatal consequences

- For months, a vicious, rage-filled serial rapist eluded police and terrorized Seattle's women-when would he strike next, and how far would his violence escalate?

- A criminal known for his Houdini-like escapes is serving time for murder in a botched robbery-now the convict is being served dinner in a civilian's home, where he has one more trick up his sleeve

- A long-lost relative who came home to visit, leaving a bloody trail through Washington and Oregon; no one realized how dangerous he and his ladylove were-until it was far too late. . . .

With her ability to translate the most complex cases into storytelling "as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at night" ( The New York Times ), Rule expertly analyzes the thoughts and deeds of the
sociopath, in this seventeenth essential Crime Files volume.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, 2014.
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781451648294
Characteristics: 380 p. :,ill.

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JoanneMarieTravis
Jul 19, 2017

I usually find Ann Rule's books deeply researched and engrossing but this one just did not work for me. Assembled from case files from various crimes, it felt like case file notes with some personal stories about the victims randomly added. I didn't get to know them like I felt that I did from her full length, one issue novels.

d2013 Apr 09, 2015

Ann Rule comes from a family background of crime fighters making her one of the best writers of this genre. Based on true-crime files.

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albert43
Jan 14, 2015

This was a good read as I looked forward to reading it and had a hard time putting it down. Ann Rule does a great job in telling about all the different characters involved in the stories and does not spend a lot of time on the court room trials.

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