Dead By Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Ann Rule

Narrated By: Sharon Gless

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 1995

Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes


The shocking tale from true crime queen Ann Rule.

Who is Brad Cunningham?

How could five beautiful, intelligent, and successful women believe he was their dream come true? Ask any women who ever longed for 'the perfect man.'

Loni Ann, Cynthia, Lauren, Cheryl, and Sara seemed to have it all -- beauty, wealth, children, and a husband who they believed to be this perfect man -- Brad Cunningham. He was handsome, charismatic, and mysterious -- they adored him and tried to give him all he wanted. But he wanted everything -- sex, money, and it seemed, their very lives. How long would it take before he finally got what he deserved?

This question haunts Dead by Sunset -- Ann Rule's riveting and impeccably researched study of the destructive relationships, multiple marriages, financial manipulations, and monstrous acts of harassment and revenge that surrounded Brad Cunningham and his wives. It is also a penetrating -- and ultimately shocking -- recreation of Cheryl's murder and the eight years it took to bring her killer to justice.

Dead by Sunset is a chilling look at the evil that lurks behind the most charming of facades, and a fascinating homage to the kind of courage and brilliance it takes to combat it.


  • Carmel Sileo

    If you're an Ann Rule fan you already know she can tell a really good crime story. This was another gripping read but I was a little disappointed by its length. Apparently this is an abbreviayed versiom and I would have preferred the whole book. Sharon Gless proves an excellent narrator with a clear, calm delivery perfectly suited to the material.

Dead By Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?

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