Lying in Wait

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Written By: Ann Rule

Narrated By: Laural Merlington

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: November 2014

Duration: 5 hours 47 minutes


In this all-new collection of investigative accounts from her private archives, “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews) exposes the most frightening aspect of the murderous mind: the waiting game. Trusted family members or strangers, these cold-blooded killers select their unsuspecting prey, wait for the perfect moment to strike, then turn normality into homicidal mayhem in a matter of moments.

Ann Rule will have you seeing the people and places around you with heightened caution as you listen to these shattering cases, including:

• New mothers murdered, their infants kidnapped, in an atrocious baby-selling scheme
• The man who kept his criminal past hidden from his wife—and his wife from his mistress—until he coldly disposed of one of them
• The beautiful daughter of a State Department official ran away from the privileged world she knew and hitched a ride with a man she didn’t…with fatal consequences
• A criminal known for his Houdini-like escapes is serving time for murder in a botched robbery—now the convict is being served dinner in a civilian’s home, where he has one more trick up his sleeve
• A long-lost relative who came home to visit, leaving a bloody trail through Washington and Oregon; no one realized how dangerous he and his ladylove were—until it was far too late.… With her ability to translate the most complex cases into storytelling “as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at night” (The New York Times), Rule expertly analyzes the thoughts and deeds of the sociopath, in this seventeenth essential Crime Files volume.


  • Kerry B

    I love Ann Rule books. She gets right to the heart of the matter, narrates the unfolding of a crime and presents an interesting scenario. I liked this book, and have read almost everything Ms. Rule has written. I am less fond of the format of including several stories in one book. It's picky, and a personal taste. This book is definitely worth the read.

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