Review: Lying in Wait by Ann Rule

lying in waitI’m on a bit of a true crime kick lately. I’ve been listening to a lot of true crime podcasts, and I recently went to the library and purused the true crime section. I came away with this well-worn Ann Rule paperback, as well as a few others which I am in the progress of reading.

Lying in Wait is an account of several murder cases. As Rule is a crime reporter, her stories are well researched. But, in case you are unfamiliar with Rule, her writing is such that you feel like you’re reading a novel. The first section, regarding a woman who would murder new mothers and take their babies, features many photos of the victim, as well as the criminal. It adds that more personal element to these stories and makes them all the more disturbing.

Another story involves a woman who is murdered by her son-in-law and his girlfriend, a couple of white supremacists who go on a killing spree to help eliminate the world of those unlike themselves.

If you’re like me and find it fascinating to learn about murders and why they happen, what motivates a person to kill, etc., then pick up any one of Ann Rule’s books. Lying in Wait was her 34th compilation of stories. Obviously, there is no shortage of material to write about. 😦

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