Don't Look Behind You and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 15)
I'll be looking at you.
Walking domestic on a depressing evening, you listen footsteps bobbing up at the back of you. As they catch up with, your center kilos more durable. who's ultimate in with harmful reason -- a complete stranger? Or somebody you recognize and belief? the answer's so simple as turning round, yet don't glance in the back of you...run.
Ann Rule, who shared her personal nerve-jangling account of unknowingly befriending sadistic sociopath Ted Bundy within the Stranger Beside Me, chronicles different fateful encounters with the hidden predators between us during this riveting assortment, 15th within the bestselling sequence drawn from her own documents.
First in line is a gorgeous case that spanned thirty years and took a made up our minds detective to 4 states -- finishing, ultimately, in Alaska -- the place he unravelled now not one yet murders.
A moment case seems to start and finish with the search for the golf green River Killer, targeting a Washington kingdom guy who used to be cleared as a suspect in that lethal chain of homicides. however the millionaire home owner believed he had effectively buried his personal murderous prior and the grim fact at the back of his younger wife's disappearance. She vanished quickly after she left for an afternoon on the Seattle World's reasonable, and her 3 young children grew up believing their mom had deserted them. yet one notable witness remained -- the lacking woman's ally, who heard her final phrases in a frantic mobile name -- "He's coming!" -- sooner than the road went lifeless. basically due to the fact Robert Hansen's suicide has the monster inside of been printed.
In one other actual tale, a petite girl went to a tavern, having a look just for dialog and enjoyable. as a substitute, she met violent loss of life within the type of a seven-foot guy who had appeared shy and risk free. You'll believe a sit back as you discover those and diverse different circumstances of unlucky sufferers who made one tragic mistake: trusting the incorrect individual -- even a person they'd recognized in detail, or proposal they knew.
of her personal children—Renee Curtiss and Nick Notaro, whom Geri had followed while he used to be a toddler. Benson started heritage exams on them all. He came upon that Renee were arrested a number of occasions for DUI (driving less than the influence). in a single example, police had stumbled on her automobile stopped in the midst of the 405 highway among Renton and Mercer Island within the wee hours of the morning. She was once inside of, handed out from alcohol. Renee was once fortunate certainly that there has been little site visitors at the often busy.
Testified that she went to Alaska first in 1973, while she used to be the nineteen-year-old spouse of a bush pilot. whilst the wedding failed, she stated she used to be left by myself with children—alone until eventually her mom moved as much as sign up for her. She recalled that she were a bookkeeper for the Black Angus eating place chain, a hostess at a Greek eating place, and the evening supervisor of an airport eating place. “Eventually, [I] went to paintings for Joe Tarricone for Alaska Meat and Provisions.” Did she no longer keep in mind that she.
fit with one other motive force at a spot in Renton we known as ‘suicide corner.’ I do not forget that he minimize the opposite man off, and so they argued. whilst the opposite motive force pulled away, Bob him, stuck up with him, and took out a crowbar or tire jack and commenced hitting his automobile, breaking the windshield and denting the automobile, and he used to be threatening the guy.” Police have been known as and Bonjorni sentenced Hansen to twenty-four hours in prison, understanding he’d made an enemy. “I used to be too dumb to be frightened of him, I.
His identify was once Ron Wakefield. Kandy married him. Wakefield brought Kandy to heroin. “He was once captivating and good-looking,” her brother Ty says. “But he used to be a junkie. as soon as Kandy attached with him, she went down speedy. He dragged her down with him. They have been either simply junkies trying to find heroin anywhere they can locate it.” Barbara, too, observed that Kandy’s drug use had escalated, and Barb feared she was once probably utilizing heroin. She additionally knew that Kandy used to be making her dwelling as a topless dancer.
Eighteen-year-long string of murders of greater than fifty runaway ladies or younger prostitutes, lots of whom have been final noticeable at the Pacific street. Captain Frank Adamson, who took over command of the fairway River activity strength in overdue 1983, had an inventory of 3 top suspects. And Bob Hansen was once no 1. Adamson drove previous Hansen’s Spanish-style residence on eco-friendly River street sometimes, not likely hoping to work out whatever yet eager about the older guy who lived there. a tender lady had suggested Hansen.