Monday, December 15, 2014

"Lying In Wait"

Ann Rule presents another collection of fascinating and disturbing true-crime stories drawn from her real-life personal files in this seventeenth volume in the #1 New York Times bestselling Crime Files series.

Three decades ago, Jackie Schut was considered one of the most prolific baby sellers in the country. She traveled all over the US, murdered women who had just borne babies, and then stole their infants. She is still imprisoned in the South.

A lovely, vibrant woman in San Antonio was found dead in a vacant lot. Her mother, a popular local realtor, never stopped looking for her killer. Just months ago, a truly unlikely suspect was found many states away. At last, the seemingly impossible case to solve had answers no one ever considered.

On Christmas Day three years ago, two grandparents, their son, his wife, their two small boys, their daughter, and her boyfriend gathered to celebrate the holiday. For reasons that are still almost impossible to contemplate, the sister and her boyfriend shot and killed everyone in the room.

In these chilling true stories, Ann Rule reveals the dark underside of the American family unit together and torn apart.

My Thoughts...

Since I had never read anything written by Ann Rule I didn't know what to expect. Along with that this is a genre I very seldom read, but a few times a year I try to read something out of my "Comfort Reading Zone." AND this was one book I can say is definitely out of my 'comfort reading zone.'

I'm on the fence as to what I think about this book. Having not read any other of her stories I have nothing to judge this one on. I know that I will never be reading another book by this author, but I'm sure their are many readers who enjoy reading Ms. Rules true crime stories.

To be fair to the author, I only read the first crime story "The Baby Seller" so therefore, I will only be awarding it 2 "Waiting" stars. This book is a part of my personal library.

1 comment:

  1. Gigi Ann, thanks for sharing your thoughts about this book, which is out of your reading comfort zone--and mine, too!