Don't Look Behind You and Other True Cases

I’LL BE WATCHING YOU

Walking home on a dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent—a total stranger? Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but don’t look behind you …
run.
Ann Rule, who shared her own nerve-jangling account of unknowingly befriending sadistic sociopath Ted Bundy in
The Stranger Beside Me
, chronicles other fateful encounters with the hidden predators among us in this riveting collection, fifteenth in the bestselling series drawn from her personal files. First in line is a stunning case that spanned thirty years and took a determined detective to four states—ending, finally, in Alaska—where he unraveled not one but two murders. A second case appears to begin and end with the hunt for the Green River Killer, focusing on a Washington State man who was once cleared as a suspect in that deadly chain of homicides. But the millionaire property owner believed he had successfully buried his own murderous past and the awful truth behind his young wife’s disappearance. She vanished soon after she left for a day at the Seattle World’s Fair, and her three small children grew up believing their mother had abandoned them. But one amazing witness remained—the missing woman’s best friend, who heard her last words in a frantic phone call—“He’s coming!”—before the line went dead. Only since Robert Hansen’s suicide has the monster within been revealed. In another true story, a petite woman went to a tavern, looking only for conversation and fun. Instead, she met violent death in the form of a seven-foot man who had seemed shy and harmless. You’ll feel a chill as you uncover these and numerous other cases of unfortunate victims who made one tragic mistake: trusting the wrong person—even someone they’d known intimately, or
thought
they knew.

DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU

Includes an excerpt from
In the Still of the Night
, Ann Rule’s true-crime bestseller!

 

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PRAISE FOR
“AMERICA’S BEST TRUE-CRIME WRITER”
(
Kirkus Reviews
)
AND HER #1
NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLING SERIES

 

ANN RULE’S CRIME FILES

 

Now celebrating fifteen riveting collections!

 

“Chilling cases…. A frightening, fascinating rogue’s gallery of mercenary murderers.”


Mystery Guild

 

“Prolific and talented Rule brings to life a rich case.”

—Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

 

“Gripping tales…. Fans of true crime know they can rely on Ann Rule to deliver the dead-level best.”

—The Hartford Courant
(CT)

 

“Fascinating, unsettling tales…. Among the very small group of top-notch true-crime writers, Rule just may be the best of the bunch.”

—Booklist

 

“Rule’s ability to depict both criminals and victims as believable human beings is perfectly embodied in this sad, fascinating account.”

—Library Journal

 

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MORE MUST-READ TRUE CRIME
FROM ANN RULE—DON’T MISS THESE
CELEBRATED BESTSELLERS

 

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

 

“Make yourself comfortable—at the edge of your seat! That’s where you’ll be throughout this chilling true story of infidelity, lies, and murder…. Another Ann Rule masterpiece.”


Mystery Guild

 

“An interesting case, a real-life whodunnit…. addictive.”

—True Crime Book Reviews

 

TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE

 

“The quintessential true-crime story…. The mesmerizing tale of how law enforcement coordinated information from two deaths separated by nearly a decade to convict Bart Corbin of murder…. Prepare yourself for a few late nights of reading.”

—Bookreporter.com

 

GREEN RIVER, RUNNING RED

 

“[Rule] conveys the emotional truth of the Green River case.”

—Los Angeles Times

 

“Riveting…. Rule infuses her case study with a personally felt sense of urgency.”

—People

 

Ann Rule worked the late-night shift at a suicide hotline with a handsome, whip-smart psychology major who became her close friend. Soon the world would know him: Ted Bundy, one of the most savage serial killers of our time….

 

THE STRANGER BESIDE ME

Now in an updated edition!

 

“Shattering … written with compassion but also with professional objectivity.”


Seattle Times

 

“Overwhelming!”

—Houston Post

 

“Ann Rule has an extraordinary angle [on] the most fascinating killer in modern American history…. As dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight.”

—The New York Times

 

HEART FULL OF LIES

 

“A convincing portrait of a meticulous criminal mind.”

—The Washington Post

 

“Fascinating…. The sheer weight of [Rule’s] investigative technique places her at the forefront of true-crime writers.”

—Booklist

 

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

 

“Affecting, tense, and smart true crime.”

—Washington Post Book World

 

“Absolutely riveting … psychologically perceptive.”

—Booklist

 

Books by Ann Rule

 

In the Still of the Night
Too Late to Say Goodbye
Green River, Running Red
Every Breath You Take
Heart Full of Lies…
And Never Let Her Go
Bitter Harvest
Dead by Sunset
Everything She Ever Wanted
If You Really Loved Me
The Stranger Beside Me
Possession
Small Sacrifices

 

Ann Rule’s Crime Files

 

Vol. 14: But I Trusted You and Other True Cases

Vol. 13: Mortal Danger and Other True Cases

Vol. 12: Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder and Other True Cases

Vol. 11: No Regrets and Other True Cases

Vol. 10: Worth More Dead and Other True Cases

Vol. 9: Kiss Me, Kill Me and Other True Cases

Vol. 8: Last Dance, Last Chance and Other True Cases

Vol. 7: Empty Promises and Other True Cases

Vol. 6: A Rage to Kill and Other True Cases

Vol. 5: The End of the Dream and Other True Cases

Vol. 4: In the Name of Love and Other True Cases

Vol. 3: A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases

Vol. 2: You Belong to Me and Other True Cases

Vol. 1: A Rose for Her Grave and Other True Cases

Without Pity: Ann Rule’s Most Dangerous Killers

 

The I-5 Killer
The Want-Ad Killer
Lust Killer

 

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The names of some individuals have been changed. Such names are indicated by an asterisk (*) the first time each appears in the narrative.

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