Don't Look Behind You
I’LL BE WATCHING YOU
Walking home on a dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent—a total stranger? Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but don’t look behind you . . . run. Ann Rule, who shared her own nerve-jangling account of unknowingly b...more
The first story in this one is about a man who I think ...more
For the past few true crime files, her passion for true crime seems to have diminished. It's almost like the author is going through the motions to fulfill a contract. She doesn't connect with the victims as well. There's not much background. The cases seem stale. Perhaps it's not Ms. Rule. Perhaps my reading interests have ...more
*"Too Late for the Fair": Des Moines WA 1962: Rule is a clear, descriptive writer, but she isn't usually atmospheric. This case ...more
I've read all Ann Rule's books, every one of them. Every Christmas a new one comes out and it's either in my stocking or I buy it at the airport for some fairly easy (although often disturbing) plane reading. The last few I've read just haven't held my interest - I'm not sure if the stories are less interesting, if her writing has changed (I don't think that's it), or if I'm just not that interested anymore, but, yeah. Just ok.
Now that I've finished it a ...more
That being said, I struggled with this, the fifteenth volume of her Crime Files series. In lar ...more
The main case profiled in this book is a cold case that was finally solved when a long-dead body emerged, but the one that got to me the most was the story of Joann Hans ...more
For those of you who feel (I’ve read the reviews) that she ‘phoned this in’, this was writt ...more
However, this is the dilemma in reading true crime. Is it really ever okay to ENJOY what you are reading? I gave the Bundy book 5 stars, but I'm sure that many might disagree.
I've read several of Ann's Crime Files books, and as soon as I read them I generally forget pretty quickly what the stories were even about. I think that happ ...more
I should have reviewed this right away when I finished but that just wasn't possible this time and now I forget what exactly I wanted to say. I know I wanted to mention a few things because I checked a few of the pages. I'll have to let it go\ though.
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Well written and nice photos. I really like to see photos of the people in the case studies; it makes the case more personal. Also, it’s sometimes shocking. When you read about a gruesome murder, the dismemberment of the victims body, then you see the face of the perpetrator- a sweet, petite, dainty .... but I don’t want to give it away.
She came to prominence with her first book, The Stranger Beside Me, about the Ted Bundy murders. At the time she started researching th ...more