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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,560 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Rule Narrator: Ann Rule Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1985, thirty-two-year-old David Brown seemed to have it all. A computer genius with a million-dollar business, married for the fifth time—most recently to a twenty-three-year-old beauty, Linda, the mother of his newborn baby—he was the living embodiment of a rich playboy. But the signs of the dream life’s dark underside were already emerging—especially in Brown’s penchant for divorcing his young wives as soon as they matured to full womanhood.

The darkness came into full, violent bloom the night Linda was found shot to death in her own bed. Shockingly, Brown’s fourteen-year-old stepdaughter Cinnamon confessed, earning a prison sentence for the murder in a case that rocked California’s Orange County community. But even after the verdict was in, officials in the District Attorney’s office suspected that all the facts were yet to be revealed. What their further investigations uncovered was a trail of lechery, deceit, and betrayal—a trail that began and ended with David Brown.

Filled with horrifying findings from the author’s exclusive access to the details of the investigation, If You Really Loved Me is Ann Rule’s most compelling work yet—a chilling true crime masterpiece!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bone chilling. A truly staggering case.

    Washington Post

  • “This lengthy account is generally engrossing.” 

    Library Journal

  • “A story of crime and punishment…bizarre enough to rivet anyone’s attention.” 

    New York Times Book Review 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine Warner | 2/12/2014

    " One of my favorite books by Ann Rule...I always enjoy her books which feature more than 1 case! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by K.cott | 2/7/2014

    " Almost mind-boggling, following this story of the twisted and secretive machinations of one of the more sinister, yet cowardly, sociopaths I've come across in my reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J.D. Holman | 2/5/2014

    " A very interesting tale of manipulation and murder within a family. Not her best work (look to "A Stranger Beside Me" or "Green River, Running Red" for that), but I always a good tale of true crime when Ann Rule writes it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeniffer | 2/3/2014

    " Based on a true story (most of Ann Rules book are), disturbing what a man will put his daughter through because of how much she loves him. This was made into a movie. I love the photos in the middle of the book, you can see what the real life characters looked like! "

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