By Ann Rule
From “America’s most sensible true-crime author” (Kirkus Reviews) Ann Rule comes the New York instances bestselling secret novel of drama, greed, intercourse, scandal, and homicide on an eerie island within the Pacific Northwest.
Nestled in Puget Sound and available basically by means of ferry, Whidbey Island is a gem off the coast of Washington kingdom the place existence is insular and the island’s year-round citizens are likely to be aware of one another’s enterprise. but if the blood-drenched physique of Russel Douglas is came upon the day after Christmas in his SUV, the total island is surprised. nobody can think who between them may well plot any such cold-blooded crime. and prefer a solid of characters from a secret novel, a number of Whidbey citizens fall less than suspicion.
Brenna Douglas was once Russel’s estranged and soon-to-be-ex spouse, who allowed him to return domestic for a Christmas stopover at with their kids. Brenna frequently complained to her buddy Peggy Sue that Russel was once bodily and emotionally abusive. Married 3 times, Peggy Sue’s personal existence has been one in all extremes: hers is a rags-to-riches-and-back-again story. yet in 2003, her love affair with married guitarist Jim Huden led the 2 Whidbey Island natives to pursue their final desires of wealth and privilege—even on the rate of human life.
Unravel the tangled net woven via Russel Douglas’s homicide in Practice to Deceive, the most recent middle pounding true-crime travel de strength from Ann Rule.