By Ann Rule
The writer of 8 manhattan occasions bestsellers, Ann Rule first received national acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, approximately serial killer Ted Bundy. Her Crime documents volumes, in line with attention-grabbing case histories, have guaranteed her acceptance as our superior chronicler of crime. Now the previous Seattle policewoman brings us the awful account of a charismatic guy cherished via attractive and fabulous ladies who regularly gave him what he wanted...sex, cash, their very lives....
whilst lawyer Cheryl Keeton's brutally bludgeoned physique used to be present in her van within the quickly lane of an Oregon highway, her husband, Brad Cunningham, was once the most probably suspect. yet there has been no good facts linking him to the crime. He married back, for the 5th time, and his lovely new spouse, a doctor named Sara, followed his 3 sons. all of them settled right down to relatives lifestyles on a sumptuous property. yet steadily, their marriage turned a nightmare....
during this gripping account of Cheryl's homicide, Ann Rule takes us from Brad's stricken boyhood to 1 of the main extraordinary trials in criminal heritage, uncovering a number of marriages, monetary manipulations, infidelities, and huge acts of harassment and revenge alongside the way in which. useless via sundown is Ann Rule at her riveting best.
Another chilling and creepy publication from the reigning queen of true-crime, Ann Rule, who additionally penned the riveting bestseller Small Sacrifices. right here, we come across a charismatic con-artist accused of brutally bludgeoning his spouse and persist with his case via to its surprisingly redemptive end.
From Publishers Weekly
Brad Cunningham used to be good-looking, magnificent, a high-school hero in his local Seattle, a soccer superstar on the collage of Washington. His kinfolk heritage used to be strange, with a local American mom of whom he used to be ashamed and an Anglo father who was once contemptuous of girls. As a youngster, Brad was once violent along with his sisters and his mom. This trend persevered in his first, moment and 3rd marriages yet reached its apogee along with his fourth spouse, Cheryl Keeton, a hugely winning attorney by means of whom he fathered 3 sons. while their marriage collapsed and she or he sought custody in their young children, Brad, a financial institution government, threatened her; in September 1986, she was once came upon bludgeoned to demise in her automobile on an Oregon street. The case remained unresolved till Cheryl Keeton's property filed a civil go well with for damages opposed to Brad in 1991. A felony trial in 1993, during which Brad used to be came upon responsible of homicide and sentenced to at the very least 22 years. Rule (Small Sacrifices) presents a perceptive personality research of a malignant, self-centered, charismatic con artist. It's a chilling, haunting portrait.
From Library Journal
Bradley Cunningham was once, to all appearances, a good-looking, fascinating, and loving father, and worrying husband. in truth, he thought of his other halves and kids to be not anything greater than disposable possessions. Rule proves herself once more to be the grasp of the true-crime style during this account of abuse and homicide. The narrative follows Cunningham's formative years, enterprise dealings, affairs, and marriages and incorporates a examine his relationships together with his mom and dad, pals, and associates. Rule's writing is crisp and good paced, choked with info that provide the reader transparent perception into conditions and atmosphere, in addition to cause. not just is Cunningham published as a grasp of manipulation and, finally, homicide, yet with the further measurement of sociopath-one who's totally unfazed through his crimes. Rule, if attainable, has outdone herself.
Eight years after killing his divorced spouse in Portland, Oregon, Brad Cunningham used to be eventually convicted of her homicide. The best-selling writer of The Stranger beside Me (1981) and every thing She Ever sought after (1992) tackles the case of the five-times-married Cunningham, whose loving character and demeanor replaced after every one marriage. even though Rule's therapy has a promising starting, her preliminary comment in regards to the complete affair--that "the finish will be many years coming" --fittingly applies to the entire chronicle. a part of the book's total challenge might be that, in comparison to, say, crafty serial killer Ted Bundy, the manipulative Cunningham, who killed just once, isn't really relatively fascinating, neither is his specific crime distinctive. Now if he had killed all 5 better halves, that will be rather a narrative! nonetheless, Rule is familiar with the way to pack a few punch into her narrative, and her identify at the conceal will garner the curiosity of true-crime aficionados. With a wide first printing, an writer journey of the foremost venues, and many advertising and marketing hoopla, Simon & Schuster is relying on that. Sue-Ellen Beauregard --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable variation of this title.
Walter Walker the recent York occasions booklet overview ...fascinating material....Ms. Rule admirably recounts this labyrintine tale....
Publishers Weekly Rule presents a perceptive personality research of a malignant, self-centered, charismatic con artist. It's a chilling, haunting portrait.
Dan Webster The Spokesman-Review (ID) The similarities with the O.J. case are compelling.
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