A former Seattle policewoman, Ann Rule has extensive experience of violent crime and brings this knowledge to bear in this collection of fascinating case studies. You Belong to Me focuses on one of Florida's most shocking criminals - Tim Harris, the poster-perfect 'All-American' State Trooper who hid bizarre and fatal fantasies behind his badge of authority. Bearing the stamp of classic Ann Rule that makes her books so extraordinary, this and other cases from her personal files prove once again her undisputed status as the Queen of True Crime.
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I'm surprised at the high ratings for this book. Not what I've come to expect from Ann Rule!!
I respect Ms Rule's work tremendously, but this particular book is very poorly written. The narrative is strange and disorganized; the details are jumbled; the metaphors and analogies are trite and forced, and worst of all, the dialogue/testimony from key witnesses and characters is melodramatic and not believable. The case is interesting, but the writing is so disappointing that I couldn't finish listening, stopping once I reached the trial.
I've read and enjoyed quite a few of Rule's true crime books. I'm a big fan! I recently listened to her story about Ted Bundy for the first time and enjoyed it tremendously. This author can certainly write better than this amateur piece. I almost think someone else used her name!!
The story itself is bizarre. While I have no doubt the facts of the case are true, I have difficulty accepting the testimony of the wife as written in this book. Actually, all the dialogue is so poorly written that it sounds made up. The interviews between the murder squad detective and the "bad" cop, which take place in the car, are really strange and hard to follow. I don't want to give away any details, so I can't really say more, except that it was so bad that it was almost funny. Where was the editor???
Perhaps the narrator made it worse than it would be in print. I was somewhat irritated by the voices she attempted for each character. I normally like Laurel Merlington. I normally like Ann Rule, as well. So I can't put my finger on why this audiobook was so disappointing.
My advice is to skip this one.
Profesionl, hard working woman who travels weekly, enjoys life. My best Friends are Michael and Scooter. Nonfiction books are the best!
If the person loved true stories as much as I did, yes!!!
The story is true and it didn't end as I thought it would
Not one favorite, the whole book was read well, I could follow the action well and it kept my interest.
Dont marry some one thinking you can make it better, doesn't work that way
The cases Ann Rule investigated were interesting - as usual for Ann Rule.
All the cases kept my attention, but none that were memorable.
Great reading voice, I always enjoy the tone of her voice.
The reaction I generally get from an Ann Rule book, shake my head and glad I haven't met the people she writes about.
I always look forward to Ann Rule audiobooks. They are too few and far between. For sure get the unabridged version of this audiobook. I originally bought the abridged version and it felt incomplete after finishing listening to it. The unabridged version is the way to go.
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