By Ann Rule
[b]AMERICA'S no 1 TRUE-CRIME author FULFILLS A homicide VICTIM'S determined PLEA -- WITH THIS SHATTERING NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"If something ever occurs to me...
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In might be the 1st true-crime ebook written on the victim's request, Ann Rule untangles an internet of lies and brutality that culminated within the homicide of Sheila Blackthorne Bellush -- a girl Rule by no means met, yet whose surprising tale she now chronicles with compassion, exacting element, and unvarnished candor. even if fortunately ensconced in a loving moment marriage, and a brand new kin of quadruplets, Sheila by no means actually escaped the vicious enslavement of her ex-husband, tycoon Allen Blackthorne, a good-looking charmer -- and a violent, controlling sociopath who subjected Sheila to unthinkable abuse of their marriage, and terrorized her for a decade after their divorce. whilst Sheila used to be slain in her domestic, within the presence of her 4 little toddlers, gurus raced to hyperlink the crime to Blackthorne, the guy who vowed to watch Sheila's each movement in his obsessive quest for energy and revenge.
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Back home again, Dallas felt like her head was finally emerging above the waters of adversity. She was able to look around, think a little bit, and remember that she had duties to people that didn’t go away because Ron was in jail. She called Haven House and spoke to Danielle, her assistant there. ” “No luck,” Danielle said. ” “No! ” “What can I do? ” 54 J AMES S COTT B ELL As she did, she peeked out the front-door sidelights at the persistent news crews. There were only a couple of diehards left.
Dallas tried to make her hand relax its grip on the phone but couldn’t. ” “Trouble? ” Cara’s gasp jabbed through the phone. ” “I don’t know, but the police came to the house this morning. They took him away in handcuffs. ” Dallas swallowed hard. ” Dallas felt trapped in a fog, seeing little, hearing nothing, until Cara came and threw her arms around her and held her. Dallas returned the embrace around Cara’s taut body. Her daughter, at twenty-seven, still looked like the tennis player she’d been in high school.
The theory of the penitentiary was that it would be a place of penitence. Stick a man in a cage and make him think about his black soul. It works. Of course, many of those held in isolation in the old days went crazy. It’s the silence that kills. They built this jail back in the sixties. It’s a big concrete block. Inside, a labyrinth of corridors, rows of cells, and metal gates. Garbage bags and sheets hang from cell doors to keep inquiring eyes from looking in. Shouts, curses, and clanging doors echo through the facility, which is penetrated here and there by a few shafts of sunlight.
Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder by Ann Rule