Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors

Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors

And Other True Cases

Book - 2012
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Billionaire Jonah Shacknai's eight-year-old son dies falling off a balcony in his mansion. Several days later, Jonah's live-in girlfriend, Rebecca, is found hanging, nude, with her hands tied behind her. There is an ineffective police investigation that rules her death a suicide. However, this seems unlikely to all around her. There are several suspects in this case: Jonah's brother, Adam, a tugboat captain and pornography aficionado from Memphis, arrived in Coronado the day after Max, the child, fell. There are Jonah's two ex-wives, the second being Max's mother. Ann Rule, with her reporter's nose, delves into this mysterious unsolved case.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781451648287
Characteristics: xvii, [526] p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.


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Kittykatkins Sep 25, 2013

Good, but not up to Ann Rule’s usual high standards. The first case was wonderfully narrated and compelling. The second, although just as interesting, is ongoing and unsolved which leads to (of necessity) a very incomplete feeling for the reader. Also, there is one glaring fact (which I feel is key to the case) which the author does not pick up on or even really explore, so that is also disappointing. Finally, the author’s viewpoint in the case entitled “The man who loved too much” seems to be somewhat askew (at least in this reader’s opinion). All in all, a good, albeit slightly frustrating, read.

nutty7688 Jan 24, 2013

I was unable to read this version of the book as it skipped from page 73 to 153 and then from 175 back to 75. Very confusing, however I really want to read it, so I ordered a different version of the book.


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