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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Rule Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780743599740
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It was nine days before Christmas 1998, and thirty-two-year-old Ronda Reynolds was getting ready to travel from Seattle to Spokane to visit her mother. Ronda’s second marriage was dissolving after less than a year, her career as a pioneering female Washington State Trooper had ended, but she was optimistic about starting over again.
     At 6:20 that morning, Ron Reynolds called 911 and told the dispatcher his wife was dead. She had committed suicide, he said, although he hadn’t heard the gunshot and he didn’t know if she had a pulse. EMTs arrived, detectives arrived, the coroner’s deputy arrived, and a postmortem was conducted. Lewis County Coroner Terry Wilson, who neither visited the death scene nor attended the autopsy, declared the manner of Ronda’s death as "undetermined."
     But Barb Thompson never for one moment believed her daughter committed suicide. For eleven grueling years, through the ups and downs of the legal system and its endless delays, these people and others helped Barb Thompson fight to strike that painful word from her daughter’s death certificate. Download and start listening now!

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  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda K | 6/18/2011

    " Hard to really give a book on true crime stars at all. It is sometimes good to read about real crimes to remind ourselves that it truly is a scary place out there and you can never be too careful. The evil in mankind never ceases to amaze. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 5/18/2011

    " I love true crime, but these stories were repetitive and the writing poor (and infused with the authors comments/observations). This author has a ton of books and I might try one more to see if this one was just off - maybe! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dee | 5/6/2011

    " I couldn't finish this book. It left me supremely bored. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/5/2011

    " Fascinating to read true crime cases. Some of the stories left me feeling uneasy especially when reading at 1am in the morning. The first story played out like a Law and Order episode as it went through the trial as well. All in all a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/7/2011

    " I didn't find this one as interesting as previous Ann Rule books; not really sure why (and I feel kind of bad saying that someone's true story wasn't interesting enough for me). But, as always, Rule is a good writer, sympathetic to the victims, but still stating the facts/events clearly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 1/3/2011

    " not what I wanted to be my first book of 2011 but it is what it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 11/2/2010

    " A couple of the cases were a little boring so I didn't find this book as thrilling as some of the others I have read by her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/1/2010

    " Although the subject matter of these crime cases was terrible and sometimes shocking, I thought the writing was good. 7 cases were presented, trusting in others the central idea for the author. I can see why Rule is acclaimed as one of the best true crime writers in the U.S. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/29/2010

    " people that trust other people and get killed for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 7/7/2010

    " This was an interesting assortment of cases. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 6/21/2010

    " These books really blow my mind. I cannot comprehend such behavior. I could have put this book down at anytime after the first story but had nothing else to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/26/2010

    " This book makes you more cautious about watching circumstances and the motivations of others. Ann Rule definetely writes true crime that not only entertains and informs but also cautions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cori | 3/19/2010

    " Not really my kind of thing so I didn't really like it. It was kind of like watching the true crime shows on TV. And it was depressing to think of how many crimes like this take place and how many sick people there are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 3/9/2010

    " Ann Rule again...people never cease to scare me.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michaela | 3/9/2010

    " Like all of Ann Rule's books, this is another great. "

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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

Blair Brown is a Tony Award–winning actor. Her best known role is Nina Sharp from the television series Fringe. She prepares for recording audiobooks the same way she does for her other roles: by reading the text three times. Brown has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.