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On the night of October 23, 1995 in Prairie Village, Kansas, a fierce, wind-driven fire devastated the luxurious mansion of Dr. Debora Green and her husband, Dr. Michael Farrar. Trapped and burned to death in the flames were 12-year-old Tim and his six-year-old sister Kelly. Lissa, 10, was barely able to leap to safety from the garage roof into the arms of her mother, who was standing outside the house. When Michael Farrar returned to the scene, he had lost more than his children and his home. His entire life was in ruins.

The fire was the climactic event of Michael and Debora's lives. Until that summer, they had it all - a happy marriage, successful medical practices, three bright and beautiful children. Then they went on a trip to Peru with their son. There, they met attractive, blonde Celeste Walker, whose husband John was also a successful doctor. But after that trip, nothing was the same again for either couple, and all the dark hidden places in Debora and Michael's marriage bubbled to the surface in a series of almost unbelievable horrors.

Bitter Harvest is the chronicle of this tragedy in the heartland of America, the true story of the disintegration of a marriage and its horrifying consequences. Rule takes us deep in the psyche of a killer whose behavior was so twisted and so evil that it defies belief. Gripping, powerful, and ultimately terrifying, Bitter Harvest is a vivid recreation of an unthinkable crime - and a depiction of the unimagined depths of a darkness within the human spirit.

©1998 Ann Rule (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Loved this book, audio equally as good!

I loved reading the book about 5 years ago, could not put it down. I decided to listen to the audio and found it equally as compelling, listening to the entire book within a couple of days. Great listen!

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  • Terri L
  • Great Mills, MD, USA
  • 03-03-09

Ann Rule Rules!

Ann Rule but yet once again shines in her talent as a writer! Excellent Book! Highly recommend!

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Worth the read

Although this was not my favorite of Ann Rule's, it was really well done. She has a way of getting you into the psychopathy of the "bad guy" or in this case the "bad girl" and I think that is necessary for true crime novels. Definitely would recommend it.

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Sad that this is abridged.

I bet that this was a really great book unabridged. Too bad that the only version in modern formats is abridged. Bad audible.

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Shoot I downloaded before I realized this is the Abridged version and now I can't return it. By the reviews I assumed it was the full version. Buyer beware.

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The book was shared with me.. Not a book I would read or choose.. thanks

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Sensational!

I can't even put into words how extraordinary this piece of work is! Omg the reader is fantastic! This story held u from beginning to the end and never let go.