Disturbed Ground [NOOK Book]

Overview

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller PERFECT VICTIM returns with another true-crime thriller. Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house on F street in Sacramento, taking in the city's homeless. But when corpses were dug up in her garden, it became clear the "kind-hearted" landlady was, in fact, a psychotic killer.

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Disturbed Ground

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Overview

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller PERFECT VICTIM returns with another true-crime thriller. Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house on F street in Sacramento, taking in the city's homeless. But when corpses were dug up in her garden, it became clear the "kind-hearted" landlady was, in fact, a psychotic killer.

"Brilliant... A classic!" --Ann Rule

“Stunning... Disturbed Ground reads as smoothly as the most seamless blockbuster novel … Bravo!” --Jeffrey Deaver
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016646565
  • Publisher: Liza Dawson Associates
  • Publication date: 5/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 415
  • Sales rank: 116,595
  • File size: 642 KB

Meet the Author

Carla Norton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller PERFECT VICTIM, which the FBI put on their Behavioral Sciences Unit reading list. She served as the special sections editor for the San Jose Mercury News and has written for numerous publications. She has an MFA from Goddard College and has twice served as a judge for the Edgar Awards. THE EDGE OF NORMAL, which won a Royal Palm Literary Award, is her highly anticipated debut novel to be released in September 2013. She lives in California and Florida.
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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    Hard to believe it's actually a true story!!

    I really enjoyed reading this murder mystery .. but it didn't hit me until I was half way through that it's actually a true story!!
    Norton did a great job of showing all sides of the social service system, from the hard working front line people to the mass of rules and regulations that often stymie assistance. She also shows the trouble that attorneys on both sides go through to plead their cases. She's incorporated a bit of detective with a bit of forensics with alot of personal angst to weave a great story.
    And all compounded by the fact that in the early 70s I lived just a few blocks down F Street in Sacramento where the "boarding house" is located.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Great insight to a very disturbed woman. A great read.

    I was living in Sacramento while these crimes were committed. But they were not yet discovered. I lived on G Street, Doretha lived on E. I walked past both her homes many times during the 8 years I lived there. They mentioned many familiar places in the area that I lived. There have not been a lot of female serial killers through out the years. This book takes you into the mind of one. Great read , fast read and amazing insight on how one person can do as much damage as was done. And still claim victim stance.

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