“Walking home on a
dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your
heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent—a total stranger?
Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but
don’t look behind you … run.”
Ann Rule, who shared her own nerve-jangling account of
unknowingly befriending sadistic sociopath Ted Bundy in The Stranger Beside Me, chronicles other fateful encounters with
the hidden predators among us in this riveting collection, fifteenth in the
bestselling series drawn from her personal files.
First in line is a stunning case that spanned thirty years
and took a determined detective to four states—ending, finally, in Alaska—where
he unraveled not one but two murders. A second case appears to begin and end
with the hunt for the Green River Killer, focusing on a Washington State man
who was once cleared as a suspect in that deadly chain of homicides. But the
millionaire property owner believed he had successfully buried his own
murderous past and the awful truth behind his young wife’s disappearance. She
vanished soon after she left for a day at the Seattle World’s Fair, and her
three small children grew up believing their mother had abandoned them. But one
amazing witness remained—the missing woman’s best friend, who heard her last
words in a frantic phone call—“He’s coming!”—before the line went dead. Only
since Robert Hansen’s suicide has the monster within been revealed. In another
true story, a petite woman went to a tavern, looking only for conversation and
fun. Instead, she met violent death in the form of a seven-foot man who had
seemed shy and harmless.
You’ll feel a chill as you uncover these and numerous other
cases of unfortunate victims who made one tragic mistake: trusting the wrong
person—even someone they’d known intimately, or thought they knew. Download and start listening now!