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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,033 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Rule Narrator: Melissa Leo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1999 ISBN: 9780743541558
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From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking, real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful -- but ultimately deadly -- lover.

On June 27, 1996, thirty-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. "Tommy" Capano, forty-seven, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington. Although recently estranged from his wife, he was a devoted father to his four beautiful young daughters, the trusted son of his widowed mother, and the backbone of his extended family. But sometime after 9:15 that night something terrible happened to Anne Marie. It would be forty-eight hours before her brothers and sisters realized that she had disappeared entirely.

Ann Rule brilliantly traces the lives of both Fahey and Capano as she discloses the intimate details of their ill-fated bonding. A vulnerable, trusting woman becomes spellbound by a charming, duplicitous married man, and what begins as a seemingly unremarkable affair is slowly transformed into an obsessive, convoluted, and deadly relationship.

Destined to become a classic, ...And Never Let Her Go is a riveting account of forbidden love and murder among the rich and powerful, and a chilling insight into the evil that sometimes hides behind even the most charming facade. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting…[a] page turner.

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “The gripping narrative of And Never Let Her Go is surely the story that Fahey and her family would have wanted to be told.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Most people like to think they recognize evil when they see it. But as this gripping story of a 1996 Delaware murder makes clear, most people are wrong.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A worthy addition to general collections and for true crime fans.” 

    Library Journal

  • “This is a true page-turner, a compelling rendering of a crime committed by a deeply troubled, egotistical sociopath.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Kelsey | 2/19/2014

    " As with all of Rule's books, it is well written, and the timeline of the crime is followed nicely. Rule has a way to bringing the crime to life that draws the reader in. Definitely a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/5/2014

    " non-fiction; murder story; focuses on human relationships; it portrays the importance of early childhood relationships and its effect one's entire life; also, touches on the power of control. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 2/5/2014

    " Ann Rule tells the story of Anne Marie Fahey and Tom Capano as though she were a Wilmington native. Despite having seen and read media coverage, I was sucked in by Ann's compilation of research and interviews. She paints a big picture of everyone involved and did it with much sympathy to Anne Marie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Sharp | 2/3/2014

    " I am a huge fan of Ann Rule, I enjoy her style of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/2/2014

    " This is a story of a young woman who was taken in by an older married man. She never feels good about the relationship, and when she falls in love with someone else, she tries to break it off with him. Apparently no woman had ever said "no" to this man. He killed her and got his brother to help him hide the body. Tom Capano was a suspect from the beginning because he was the last one to be seen with her. They were at a restaurant together. It took several years to convict him because he didn't leave much evidence. The prosecutors ended up getting two of his brothers to confess their part in hiding the crime by telling them they would be convicted on drug charges if the didn't cooperate. If the police didn't have the brothers and another woman he was having an affair with to help, he probably would have gotten away with killing the young woman. I enjoyed seeing how the police and the prosecutors solved the crime and put the case together to convict him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Doherty | 1/26/2014

    " great book about a prideful man...This is what too much pride can do to you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Stock | 1/25/2014

    " This was another one of those books I could not put down. I love almost everything Ann Rule writes, and this was no exception. I totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading true crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 1/19/2014

    " I am a long time Ann Rule fan. She states things so clearly and uncovers people as they really are. This story is another sad one where a powerful man believes he is above the law and is certain that he won't get caught. There are many layers to this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeri | 12/3/2013

    " This is a true crime story, thus my "f-mystery" and "nonfiction" shelves. Story of the murder of Ann Fahey in Wilmington Delaware by Thomas Capono, a prominent attorney and former lo. Suspenseful and well written. Not dry but very factual. I'd read this author again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/22/2013

    " I was in mexico when all this happened with no acess to news so this was all new, well written "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat | 11/13/2013

    " Next to "the stranger" & "the golden boy who never grew up" this is my favorite piece by Ann Rule. Very complex case. Very well written. Appalling that it is a true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/11/2013

    " Even though there have been many TV versions of this story, Ann Rule tells it best by learning more about the lives of the victim and killer than anyone else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 11/8/2013

    " If you have a malignant narcissist in your life, you may find Tom Capano eerily familiar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoff | 10/25/2013

    " Very entertaining read. A little dated (Tom Capano's sentence has since been reduced to life in prison), but still easy to read. Might be a little heavy on the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/14/2013

    " True-crime taking place in Wilmington, Delaware about a charming man who is obsessed with a young woman. It is very detailed and well-written. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 9/17/2013

    " This was depressing but I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 6/15/2013

    " The story is so well know around the Philadelphia & Delaware areas yet Ann Rule shows her talents as she write and molds the background of each and every character and goes way into the mind of Tom Capano. Ann Marie will be missed yet her memory will live on in this book. Thanks "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie Crawford | 3/21/2013

    " Very well documented true crime story. Absolutely fascinating to see how someone can have everything and think they are above the law to where they lose everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Digregorio | 2/18/2013

    " I was drawn in almost from the beginning. Great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elyssa | 12/28/2012

    " The true story of Thomas Capano, a narcissistic seducer and murderer, is hard to forget. Once again, Ann Rule shows how a person seems perfectly normal on the surface, but has a hidden, deadly side. As always, her books are hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel Butwil | 9/10/2012

    " I love Ann Rule and true crime books! This man is twisted. And I found out more info on the web about the aftermath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Flora | 8/15/2012

    " This is my favorite Ann Rule book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rainbolt | 6/26/2012

    " Thomas Capano deserves to rot for this one. Very compelling story, can't help but wonder "what if" for the victim and her family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M.C. | 4/3/2012

    " I recalled reading about Anne Marie Fahey's disappearance many years ago and was intrigued to read this rather thick tome. There were far too many minor details to my way of thinking and the recount could have been honed down for a more precise rendering of this horrid occurence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather steff | 2/12/2012

    " true story, egotistical male who can't take no. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 10/16/2011

    " Ann Rule does a good job writing non-fiction novels. They flow easily. There's always a bit of grammar that drives me crazy - apostrophes in the wrong place, etc...but I do like her books. More psychological fascination. Her books really expose people inside and out and it's really interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Johnson | 8/6/2011

    " It was an incredible read! Ann Rule has an incredible way of bringing you into the lives of the victims. Great to the last page! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie Layne | 6/27/2011

    " Wow! This book gave me nightmares. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 5/2/2011

    " I'm a Wilmingtonian who was living away from Wilmo Delmo when this scandal was captivating the populace. These books are how I caught up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 4/21/2011

    " I LOVE Ann Rule!! Her books always hold me enthralled and this one is no exception. I like that there is always one main story then at the end there are short versions of other cases. I never get bored reading her books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/28/2011

    " This was another one of those books I could not put down. I love almost everything Ann Rule writes, and this was no exception. I totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading true crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie | 10/15/2010

    " Very well documented true crime story. Absolutely fascinating to see how someone can have everything and think they are above the law to where they lose everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sierra | 10/20/2009

    " A decent book, Not as good as some of Rule's other books.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renfrew | 7/14/2009

    " Confession. I wound up reading only the Ann Marie chapters -- Capano couldn't hold my attention... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leisha | 6/22/2009

    " This book was so good but yet sad at the same time. I don't know what else you can expect when reading true crime. Ann Rule does a very good job at intimating the reader and the victim. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/16/2009

    " This was a sensational news story out of Delaware and the book was very good. One the of author's best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 4/10/2009

    " Only read "And Never Let Her Go" ... very good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 2/14/2009

    " As usual Ann Rule's research into true crime is captivating and flawless. You all read in the news about the death of Anne Marie Fahey, the trusted secretary to Delaware's Governor, we even blamed him for it. If you want the truth ask Rule. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 2/2/2009

    " This was depressing but I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy M | 1/11/2009

    " Ann Rule capatures the minute details of the sociopathic mind in great detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliet | 1/3/2009

    " As all of Anne Rule's books I couldn't put this down. Anne Rule is a Queen in my eyes. I love all of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 12/4/2008

    " I love Ann Rule and true crime books! This man is twisted. And I found out more info on the web about the aftermath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 11/11/2008

    " Manipulating italian guy. Young girl taken by his intelligence and family connections. I think this story can be seen on tru tv. "

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About the Author
Author Ann Rule

Ann Rule (1930 or 1931–2015) was a former Seattle policewoman and the author of more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers. Eight of her books have been made into movies for television, and she won the Peabody Award for her miniseries, Small Sacrifices. She also won two Anthony Awards and was nominated for an Edgar Award three times. Aside from being a writer, she was a certified instructor for police training seminars and lectured frequently to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and forensic science organizations.

About the Narrator

Melissa Leo starred as the mother of boxer Mickey Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role garnered her both a Golden Globe (for best supporting actress) and an Oscar. Her other accolades include award nominations for the film Frozen River and the HBO series Mildred Pierce.