How could five beautiful, intelligent, and successful women believe he was their dream come true? Ask any women who ever longed for "the perfect man"....
When young women begin mysteriously disappearing in Oregon, Police Lieutenant James Stovall leads a relentless search for a killer....
On a warm Florida evening, Karen Gregory saw a familiar face at her door. What the beautiful young woman could not know was that she was staring into the eyes of her killer....
An appetite for unspeakable violent acts led Randall Woodfield to cruise the I-5 highway through California to Washington, leaving a trail of victims along the way....
In these chilling true stories, Ann Rule reveals the dark underside of the American family unit - together and torn apart. Her unforgettable accounts will intrigue you....
After his first grisly crime, Harvey Louis Carignan beat a death sentence and continued to manipulate, rape, and bludgeon women to death - using want ads to lure his young female victims....
Ann Rule's shocking and powerful account of the destructive forces that drove Diane Downs, a beautiful young mother, to shoot her three young children in cold blood....
A riveting true-crime mystery set on a sleepy island in the Pacific Northwest: a man is murdered and the long list of suspects includes an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend....
"If anything ever happens to me, promise me that you will see that there is an investigation...And find Ann Rule and ask her to write my story," Sheila Blackthorne Bellush told her sister...
America's foremost true-crime writer offers her most riveting real-life drama ever: a heartbreaking story of treachery, jealousy and murder....
It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: The last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar....
In this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files, "America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews) Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence....
From trust to terror...from security to survival....
In the summer of 1985, in his exclusive Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, Robert Bierenbaum, a prominent surgeon and certified genius, strangled his wife Gail to death....
In 1985, 32-year-old David Brown seemed to have it all. But the signs of the dream life's dark underside were already emerging - especially in Brown's penchant for divorcing his young wives....
America's #1 true-crime writer reveals how lovers become predators, how sex and lust can push people to desperate acts, and how investigators unravel the most entangled crimes of passion....
Ann Rule presents her 8th collection of crime stories drawn from her private files - and featuring the riveting case of a fraudulent doctor whose lifelong deceptions had deadly consequences....
From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking, real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful -- but ultimately deadly -- lover.
On June 27, 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. "Tommy" Capano, 47, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington. Although recently estranged from his wife, he was a devoted father to his four beautiful young daughters, the trusted son of his widowed mother, and the backbone of his extended family. But sometime after 9:15 that night something terrible happened to Anne Marie. It would be forty-eight hours before her brothers and sisters realized that she had disappeared entirely.
Ann Rule brilliantly traces the lives of both Fahey and Capano as she discloses the intimate details of their ill-fated bonding. A vulnerable, trusting woman becomes spellbound by a charming, duplicitous married man, and what begins as a seemingly unremarkable affair is slowly transformed into an obsessive, convoluted, and deadly relationship.
Destined to become a classic, ...And Never Let Her Go is a riveting account of forbidden love and murder among the rich and powerful, and a chilling insight into the evil that sometimes hides behind even the most charming facade.
We really enjoyed listening to the story, but when we bought it, we didn't realize it was the abridged version! We are still wondering what we missed. We try to buy only the unabridged versions.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
It should be offered in unabridged format. So much detail and description is left out - and that is what makes Ann Rule's books so interesting.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Tom Capano's secret,double life is the most interesting. Least interesting was the repetitive and much too detailed descriptions of Anne Marie Fahey's personality. So she did have an affair with a married man - not very moral, but Ann Rule tries to compensate for her 'sin' and 'save' her reputation way too hard.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
She sounded like she was very bored and sleepy and pronounced Capano like Capana sometimes - unless this is an alternate pronunciation. Other words were not pronounced correctly which is very annoying.
What character would you cut from And Never Let Her Go?
Too much emphasis on Anne Marie Fahey's family. They seem like great and caring people but a good story is balanced and more about Tom Capano and his family should have been included.
Any additional comments?
I could not finish listening to this audio book. I would recommend reading the book - it was great! So disappointed with the audio version.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Overall, this is a good read. I was a little disappointed that this is an abridged version. I do like the way. Ann Rule really set everything up and talked about each family. She really got into the history of the families and their influence in Delaware. Towards the end it really amps up and I was shocked to learn a lot more about Thomas Capano then I had already new through watching several TV programs that highlighted this case.
the narrator is great she really makes you feel what annie must have went through.
This audible us nothing nearly as good as the first edition copy of this true story.
What did you like best about And Never Let Her Go? What did you like least?
Sadly an Abridged version as much information is missing. Ann Rule lacked in her ability as she does so wonderfully to connect you to the victim.
If you’ve listened to books by Ann Rule before, how does this one compare?
First time Ann Rule ever disappointed.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
I have heard this narrator do better work.
Do you think And Never Let Her Go needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
The unabridged version needs to be offered.
Any additional comments?
Save your money and either pass or read the entire book. I want my credit back!
Would you listen to And Never Let Her Go again? Why?
yes I would listen again - it was very captivating
What was one of the most memorable moments of And Never Let Her Go?
when the cooler was found
Which character – as performed by Melissa Leo – was your favorite?
<br/>All - I loved listening to her.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I cant beleive that thing like that can happen tonorman people
Any additional comments?
<br/>I like women narrators better