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Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule
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Jun 02, 11

bookshelves: guilty-pleasures
Read in May, 2011

I have a thing for reading true crime when I can't sleep. I know - weird, right? Why read something that scares the crap out of you and makes you sleepless, when you're trying to sleep?! I can't explain it. True crime is a thoughtless read for me - sure, I could read romance novels, but I guess I'm just made of darker stuff. Anyway, Ann Rule really has no equal when it comes to true crime. As with all Rules' books, this one was an easy page-turner, although the litany of victims' background stories became a bit monotonous - which is chilling when you think that Ridgeway killed so many women as to become monotonous. Ann's personal connection to Ridgeway, who apparently showed up at several of her readings, is interesting, but not as compelling as her first book, about her personal relationship with Ted Bundy.

Given the proximity of Seattle to Vancouver, it surprises me that Ann didn't mention the theory that Ridgeway may have been responsible for the disappearances of Downtown East Side women who have been attributed now to Willy Pickton - but perhaps she's saving that for her next book...
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message 1: by Nettie (new)

Nettie Grey I have the same insomnia cure! I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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