So many people in the true crime world are always saying she was the best but definitely not agreeing with them on this book She is so biased it gets annoying She is constantly making up excuses fo
So many people in the true crime world are always saying she was the best but definitely not agreeing with them on this book. She is so biased it gets annoying. She is constantly making up excuses for some as if her readers do not have a mind of their own we are being force fed.This is one older standalone book of her I own but never have read and I can't see when she wrote this but having read so many excellent true crime books now, my eyes have opened to the flaws of her books. So annoying. The first half of the book is her constantly telling us what the victim felt and meant and finding excuses for the victim's behaviour. She was one of the few authors I was able to read in the beginning of my true crime journey because some of hers were translated into Dutch so of course I loved them then with no other authors to compare. Is her first book as biased? No probably not because there were so many victims and I remember loving some of her other books like Bitter Harvest and some more of which I cannot recall the titles at this instant.......Finished the book and the second half was so much better. Probably because there were no more excuses for Anne Marie but there were still a few for the other woman but it was definitely much better. I also noticed many fans do consider this not one of her best but I did find it very interesting.Here are some cartoons I discovered that were done by William Ternay Jr the official cartoonist of tat trial. He only published them recently and I love them. So true.To see more go and visit his blogBestseller And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano: The Deadly Seducer By Ann Rule are Books The shattering crime story that shocked the nation the Thomas Capano murder case On a June evening in 1996, 30 year old Anne Marie Fahey, secretary to the governor of Delaware, vanished without a trace following a restaurant rendezvous with her secret lover of than two years Thomas Capano One of Wilmington s most prominent and respected figures, a millionaire attorThe shattering crime story that shocked the nation the Thomas Capano murder case On a June evening in 1996, 30 year old Anne Marie Fahey, secretary to the governor of Delaware, vanished without a trace following a restaurant rendezvous with her secret lover of than two years Thomas Capano One of Wilmington s most prominent and respected figures, a millionaire attorney and former state prosecutor, Tommy was a charming, softspoken family man But in the weeks and months that followed Fahey s disappearance, investigators would gradually uncover the shocking truth Capano was a steely manipulator driven by power and greed and capable of brutal murder In a riveting narrative expertly documented by probing interviews, diary entries, and e mail correspondence, and with superb insight into the twisted motivations of a killer, Ann Rule chronicles a real life drama of Shakespearian proportions ambitions fall, love turns to obsession, family names are tainted, the fa ade of success crumbles and a beautiful but vulnerable young woman pays the ultimate price in a convoluted and deadly relationship.. Ann Rule was a popular American true crime writer Raised in a law enforcement and criminal justice system environment, she grew up wanting to work in law enforcement herself She was a former Seattle Policewoman and was well educated in psychology and criminology.She came to prominence with her first book, The Stranger Beside Me, about the Ted Bundy murders At the time she started researching the book, the murders were still unsolved In the course of time, it became clear that the killer was Bundy, her friend and her colleague as a trained volunteer on the suicide hotline at the Seattle, Washington Crisis Clinic, giving her a unique distinction among true crime writers Rule won two Anthony Awards from Bouchercon, the mystery fans organization She was nominated three times for the Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America She is highly regarded for creating the true crime genre as it exists today.Ann Rule also wrote under the name Andy Stack Her daughter is author Leslie Rule.. Good Books And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano: The Deadly Seducer The strap line on the English edition of this book carries the words 'The World's No. 1 True Crime Writer' and a read of this mammoth volume shows the reason why Ann Rule has that billing.As an investigative piece of true crime writing it is exhaustive and covers every aspect of a horrifying and very sad case. Thomas Capano is the protagonist and he is known as 'The Deadly Seducer' for good reason; he was a serial womaniser and control freak.As an attorney he had a good understanding of the law that he tried to put to good use when his trial came along but thanks to the sterling work of the prosecutors, he failed and was sentenced to death by lethal injection.Supposedly happily married and with four children, all girls, he seduced a variety of women, with one of whom he had a long term relationship that was to last over 17 years; they were so close that he promised to marry her once his eventual, and not unexpected, divorce became final. While that affair was ongoing he had affairs with a variety of other women, with one lady becoming particularly close. This was Anne Marie Fahey, a name that the long-term girlfriend was not to encounter until the dastardly deed had been done.The relationship with Anne Marie had its ups and downs, not surprisingly, and it ended with Capano killing her and then disposing of her body in the ocean. Eventually his assistant, one of his brothers, spilled the beans and the chase to arrest him was on.In a thrilling but understandably very sad read Ann Rule captures the feelings of the people involved superbly and the court case is indeed dramatic. It certainly brought out a chilling insight into the evil that sometimes hides behind the most charming of facades for Capano was supposedly a well respected member of the community.