Don't Look Behind You and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files Series #15)

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I’LL BE WATCHING YOU

Walking home on a dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent—a total stranger? Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but don’t look behind you . . . run. Ann Rule, who shared her own nerve-jangling account of unknowingly befriending sadistic sociopath Ted Bundy in The Stranger Beside Me, chronicles other fateful encounters with ...

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Overview

I’LL BE WATCHING YOU

Walking home on a dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent—a total stranger? Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but don’t look behind you . . . run. Ann Rule, who shared her own nerve-jangling account of unknowingly befriending sadistic sociopath Ted Bundy in The Stranger Beside Me, chronicles other fateful encounters with the hidden predators among us in this riveting collection, fifteenth in the bestselling series drawn from her personal files. First in line is a stunning case that spanned thirty years and took a determined detective to four states—ending, finally, in Alaska—where he unraveled not one but two murders. A second case appears to begin and end with the hunt for the Green River Killer, focusing on a Washington State man who was once cleared as a suspect in that deadly chain of homicides. But the millionaire property owner believed he had successfully buried his own murderous past and the awful truth behind his young wife’s disappearance. She vanished soon after she left for a day at the Seattle World’s Fair, and her three small children grew up believing their mother had abandoned them. But one amazing witness remained—the missing woman’s best friend, who heard her last words in a frantic phone call—“He’s coming!”—before the line went dead. Only since Robert Hansen’s suicide has the monster within been revealed. In another true story, a petite woman went to a tavern, looking only for conversation and fun. Instead, she met violent death in the form of a seven-foot man who had seemed shy and harmless. You’ll feel a chill as you uncover these and numerous other cases of unfortunate victims who made one tragic mistake: trusting the wrong person—even someone they’d known intimately, or thought they knew.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451641080
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Series: Ann Rule's Crime Files Series , #15
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 117,199
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann  Rule

Ann Rule is the author of more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers, all of them still in print. A former Seattle police officer, she knows the crime scene firsthand. She is a certified instructor for police training seminars and lectures frequently to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and forensic science organizations, including the FBI. For more than two decades, she has been a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She has testified before U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittees on serial murder and victims' rights, and was a civilian adviser to the VI-CAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program). A graduate of the University of Washington, she holds a Ph.D. in Humane Letters from Willamette University. She lives near Seattle and can be contacted through her Web page at www.annrules.com.

Biography

Ann Rule has always had an insatiable interest in why people do the things they do. From devouring true crime books when she was a girl to pursuing a career in law enforcement as a Seattle policewoman, to achieving blockbuster success as a true crime author, Rule has dedicated her life to uncovering the dark motivations inside the minds of the criminals who live among us.

The majority of Rule's books have hit the New York Times bestseller list, including six Crime Files series volumes: A Rage to Kill, In the Name of Love, the #1 bestseller A Fever in the Heart, You Belong to Me, A Rose for Her Grave, and The End of the Dream.

...And Never Let Her Go is her chilling account of the nationally renowned case of wife killer Thomas Capano; Bitter Harvest covers the case of Debora Green, a physician and mother driven to murder; the #1 bestseller If You Really Loved Me tells the true story of a millionaire's murderous alter ego; Everything She Ever Wanted is the story of a sociopathic Georgia socialite and her fatal attractions; Small Sacrifices is Rule's heartbreaking account of a woman who slaughtered her three young children. Perhaps her best-known and most compelling work, The Stranger Beside Me, is the fascinating tale of Rule's growing terror as she realized her friend and coworker, Ted Bundy, was a serial killer. Finally, the #1 New York Times bestseller Dead by Sunset tells the story of a charismatic killer and the women who loved him.

Generous and civic-minded when it comes to sharing her expertise and insights, Rule has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and often speaks to law enforcement agencies, including the FBI Academy. She also served on the U.S. Justice Department task force that set up VI-CAP -- the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program now in use at the FBI to trace and apprehend serial killers.

Good To Know

Rule's early jobs included being a caseworker for the Washington State Department of Public Assistance and a police officer.

Rule's interest in criminology seems to run in the family: Her grandfather and an uncle were sheriffs, another uncle was a medical examiner, and her cousin was a district attorney.

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    1. Hometown:
      Seattle, Washington
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 22, 1935
    2. Place of Birth:
      Lowell, Michigan
    1. Education:
      Creative Writing Program, University of Washington

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Missed the pics

    Great story telling but i bought this book on my nook and there were no pictures that Ann Rule usually includes.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Not Rule's Best

    I have read all of Rule's books. The last few and particularly this latest, Don't Look Behind You, seems forced and scripted. Based on old cases, little character development, and lacking any insight into the crime itself. I think I'm done with the "case file" books.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Where are the pictures?

    I have read every Ann Rule book but this my first one purchased on my Nook. I am SO disappointed that the pictures were omitted!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Cost of Book

    I thought ebooks were going to be cheaper than the actual pocket book. In this case, that is NOT so. That does not make me too happy. As this is a compilation of some of her books, I 'm not going to buy it. Sorry!

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Confused

    I'm new to nook and have just one question. After reading reviews on several e-books, do any of Ann's e-book versions contain pictures?
    This is something I would really like to know before I purchase any of them.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    Don't get me wrong.........I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ANN RULE...........

    Don't get me wrong.........I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ANN RULE........... I have everything that she has written.........but this book seems just thrown together, as if she had to get a book out there. I feel soooooooo disappointed. Come on Ann!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Average Read

    I have purchased every Ann Rule book that has been written/published. However, the last couple books seem to be centered on stories that have already been written or publicized extensively. With so many new true crime stories, it seems she could definitely find some new material to write about....

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    I love Ann Rule books-it was great!

    great book

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    I got the pictures.

    They are in the back of the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Ok Jo

    Ok

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

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    Another Well Written Book

    Ann Rule did not write about current cases in this volume. I do hope she has something in the works. However, each story in this book draws you in. Ms. Rule has a writting style that is unique and she makes you care about the people involved, be frightened of them or angry.

    I suggest this book to any fan of true crime.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    not released yet

    I cannot review this book until it is released and I can read it!

    1 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

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    I Also Recommend:

    Another great book by Anne Rule. She really knows how to capture

    Another great book by Anne Rule. She really knows how to capture her audience using old cases and showing how important they are. I have always enjoyed reading her books, and hope to read more. A++

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Rule is so so

    She does not use proper grammar
    Also is too involved in self righteousness
    There is not enough detail in the attacks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Another good book by Ms. Rule...

    Another good book by Ms. Rule...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    No pictures?

    The best part of true crime books is the pictures! Stories were odd and i wasnt really interested. I usually love Ann Rule, but this one was boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Oh and there were pictures

    So I dunno what happwned with other readers' NOOKs but mine were at the end of the book like always.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    As always another very good Ann Rule book.....A true must read

    Veryyyyyy good, couldn't hardly put it down

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    Ann Rule as Usual is Very Good

    Great book as only Ann can do. Also get on her website. That is good too. Just full of information you want to know.

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  • Posted August 22, 2012

    Another volume in Ann Rule's series. She has a knack for pickin

    Another volume in Ann Rule's series. She has a knack for picking
    fascinating cases and her writing style really brings the reader into
    the story.

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