Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Heart Full of Lies

by Ann Rule

I haven't had time to stamp as much lately because I decided to pick up a book last weekend. Ann Rule's Heart Full of Lies has thoroughly enthralled me ever since. I find myself reading at every opportunity - sometimes a paragraph at a time - in an effort to finish the book a.s.a.p.

Here is a brief synopsis of the book:

An idyllic Hawaiian wedding held the promise of a wonderful future for handsome, athletic Chris Northon, an airline pilot, a confirmed bachelor-turned-devoted family man; and Liysa, an acclaimed surf photographer, loving mother, and aspiring Hollywood screenwriter. But few, including Chris, had seen Liysa's other side -- her controlling behavior and dark moods, her insatiable hunger for money and property. And no one anticipated the fatal outcome of a family camping trip in an Oregon forest. Liysa soon revealed herself as a victim of domestic abuse that culminated at the campsite, where she shot Chris in self-defense. But crime scene evidence led detectives to wonder if Liysa was a killer, not a victim. Her controversial trial stunned all who thought they knew her. A lifetime of sociopathic manipulations and lies had been expertly hidden behind her fa├žade of perfection -- as was her rage to destroy any obstacle to her ultimate happiness, even if it was the man she vowed to love forever.

I'm happy to report that I finished the book this evening. It's the second book I've read by Rule, and can say I will definitely read more. I found myself drawn into the book from the beginning, and thoroughly enjoy her well written research. Without going into too much detail (so as not to ruin it for anyone) let me just say that it is amazing what lengths some people will go to to get what they want in life. And it is equally amazing to see how easily people can be duped, or at the very least ruled by their heartstrings.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a mystery, or true crime story.

Now I can get back to stamping... until I start the next book!

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Lorie said...

Oh, I love to take the time to read a good book. So glad you found one! Now...get back to stamping! LOL! :o)

Lesley said...

Oooh, yeah, I love Ann Rule and haven't read her in a while. I'll get this from the library asap. Thanks for the recommendation!

Melzie said...

I will have to pick it up- always looking for books to read. It's on my to do list this summer: read, scrap, stamp, sleep. :)

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