The Prey That Got Away

The Prey That Got Away

by Alisha Paige, Laura Gordon
     
 
The true life story of 15-year-old Betty Lee Hanson who escaped serial killer, Ralph Andrews on Christmas night, 1973. Ralph Raymond Andrews killed continuously throughout the 70's, 80's and early 90's in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, able to elude the police many, many times. Dozens of girls lost their lives at his hands. Andrews died in prison in January of 2006

Overview

The true life story of 15-year-old Betty Lee Hanson who escaped serial killer, Ralph Andrews on Christmas night, 1973. Ralph Raymond Andrews killed continuously throughout the 70's, 80's and early 90's in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, able to elude the police many, many times. Dozens of girls lost their lives at his hands. Andrews died in prison in January of 2006, too afraid to undergo life saving heart surgery. It is believed he killed more than Bundy, Gacy and Manson. Possibly 40 girls were kidnapped, raped and eviscerated. Only Ralph and God know the exact body count. This is the true story of the modern day Jack-the-Ripper. A haunting story of fierce determination and survival that will remind you that every breath is precious and every day a gift.

Author's Note: This book is NOT a detailed account of the forensics but rather a story of SURVIVAL. Ralph Andrews escaped trials many times and was never charged for most of his killings so there are no court documents included in this book and no forensics though he was questioned as a suspect in many of the murders. Many times he was only questioned once and never charged at all with the exception of a trial in 1976 for attempted murder and unlawful restraint of one woman and for the murder of Virginia Griffin in 1991. Information on those two trials were obtained from The Chicago Tribune and are included in the book. While in prison in the 90's he confessed to killing 40 girls and women in the Cold Case Confessions tapes after authorities found a written list of women he killed in his jell cell. This book details the survivor's story and includes insightful interviews with friends and family of the victims and one former friend of the killer. This is the true story of how a 15-year-old girl escaped during a blizzard on Christmas night and her fight to put him behind bars for good.

Want to hear from the families and friends of the victims? Want to hear from a former friend of the killer? Want to hear from Betty Lee, the survivor? Go to alishapaige.com to listen to Free Book Club Radio.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148831389
Publisher:
Alisha Paige
Publication date:
10/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
122
Sales rank:
887,557
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Alisha Paige lives in the Deep South with her husband and three beautiful children. She writes romantic paranormal and vintage novels under the pen name, Alisha Paige. Her cowboy romances and romantic thrillers are written under the pen name, Ruby Vines. You can find her children’s books under the pen name, Wolfgang Pie. This is her first non-fiction, True Crime Book.

She loves dark chocolate, red wine, autumn nights and her kitty cat curled at her feet. Her favorite books to read are historical novels and biographies.
You can visit her at her websites at www.alishapaige.com and www.wolfgangpie.com.
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Tune into Book Club Radio where she hosts fantastic authors and their books at

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