Amber Akins's Reviews > In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth

In the Still of the Night by Ann Rule
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Feb 14, 12

Read in January, 2012

I really enjoy reading Ann Rule. She is competent and objective. I appreciate the great care she seems to take in researching the cases she writes about and I admire her detailed presentations of the victims and their families. In this respect, I believe she is to be complimented; she leaves readers with a sense that they know the victim instead of merely the facts of how the victim died. "In the Still of the Night" is a fascinating case and presents a challenge since it is open-ended. Although Rule has put a great deal of energy into writing about this case, I believe that she is too close to the victim's family to present it with her usual grace. And although I do agree with her conclusions and her writing is vigorous, it lands a little flat.
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