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In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth download ebook
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074359973X
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978-0743599733
Author:
Blair Brown,Ann Rule
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Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (October 12, 2010)
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America's best true-crime writer and her new collection of crime stories drawn from her private file.

In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth. America's best true-crime writer and her new collection of crime stories drawn from her private file. Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder and Other True Cases (Crime Files, In some murder cases, the truth behind the most tragic of crimes crystallizes with relative ease.

Format: Abridged Written by: Ann Rule Narrated by: Blair Brown Release date: 10/12/2010 Duration: 5 hrs 53 mins Genres . I'm actually looking forward to getting on with my life, she told her mother earlier the night before. I just need a few days with you guys.

Format: Abridged Written by: Ann Rule Narrated by: Blair Brown Release date: 10/12/2010 Duration: 5 hrs 53 mins Genres: True-Crime. FROM TRUE-CRIME LEGEND ANN RULE comes this riveting story of a young woman whose life ended too soon-and a determined mother's eleven-year crusade to clear her daughter's name. It was nine days before Christmas 1998, and thirty-two-year-old Ronda Reynolds was getting ready to travel from Seattle to Spokane to visit her mother and brother and grandmother before the holidays.

Ann Rule has followed a lovely young woman who had reali. Ronda Reynolds was shot sometime in the early morning hours of December 16, 1998. Somebody made a very clumsy effort to make it look like suicide. The book is about how she tried to change the death certificate rather than about finding the murderer. Why would anyone be interested in this? But no, on Rule goes endlessly with Barb's views, emotions, discussions and so on, much of it irrelevant. And the first police officers on the scene-let's be brutally honest-fucked up.

However, Ronda's determined mother spent 11 years trying to prove the truth about her daughter's death. 32 people like this topic.

While the death of Ronda Reynolds was tragic and she was obviously .

While the death of Ronda Reynolds was tragic and she was obviously murdered I am mystified why Ann chose to write about her case at this juncture. The case is unsolved and there are still so many unanswered questions. The first 90% of the book pointed directly to her husband and the last few chapters suddenly slap us with this teenage party that may or may not have happened and may or may not have been the key to Ronda's death. I have read and loved Ann Rule's books over the years, but it seems to me this book revealed a new dimension of grace, elegance and maturity in its pages.

Barb Thompson, Ronda’s mother, who had met her daughter’s second husband only once before, was just happy that Ronda was coming home. At 6:20 that morning, Ron Reynolds called 911 and told the dispatcher his wife was dead

Barb Thompson, Ronda’s mother, who had met her daughter’s second husband only once before, was just happy that Ronda was coming home. At 6:20 that morning, Ron Reynolds called 911 and told the dispatcher his wife was dead. She had committed suicide, he said, although he hadn’t heard the gunshot and he didn’t know if she had a pulse. EMTs arrived, detectives arrived, the coroner’s deputy arrived, and a postmortem was conducted. Lewis County Coroner Terry Wilson, who neither visited the death scene nor attended the autopsy, declared the manner of Ronda’s death as "undetermined.

Ann Rule is not just telling the story, she is trying to make it at the same time

My main complaint about the book is that it feels like it was written before the story was finished and in actuality it may never be. Ann Rule is not just telling the story, she is trying to make it at the same time. I missed all of psychological dissection of the killer that is present in all of her other full length books. I would still recommend this book and I hope Ronda's killer is one day found and brought to justice. arielfl, March 18, 2011.

The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds. and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth. Except for those who loved Ronda, a handful of trained investigators and one lawyer-who all either volunteered their time or greatly reduced their usual rates-Ronda Thompson Liburdi Reynolds would have been forgotten long ago, her ashes scattered to the winds near Spokane where she had grown up, her lovely face captured on photographs in an album and.

Ann Rule has followed a lovely young woman who had realized her childhood dream of being a police officer. Barb Thompson, Ronda’s mother, waited in an airport amid Christmas decorations in 1998. Ronda had been married less than a year and she sounded happy on the phone only hours before, excited that she would be seeing her family. But sheer dread replaced confusion as the news of Ronda’s death arrived. Her husband told a 911 operator that Ronda had committed suicide

It was nine days before Christmas 1998, and thirty-two-year-old Ronda Reynolds was getting ready to travel from Seattle to Spokane to visit her mother and brother and grandmother before the holidays

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Ann Rule has followed a lovely young woman who had realized her childhood dream of being a police officer. Barb Thompson, Rondas mother, waited in an airport amid Christmas decorations in 1998. Ronda never arrived. Ronda had been married less than a year and she sounded happy on the phone only hours before, excited that she would be seeing her family. But sheer dread replaced confusion as the news of Rondas death arrived. Her husband told a 911 operator that Ronda had committed suicide.

 

How could this have happened? The explanation defied physical evidence, circumstantial evidence, and witnesses statements. Who was in the Reynolds home that night, and who wanted her deadif, indeed, they did? Had something far more sinister than suicide occurred? Rondas mother never stopped seeking answers.

 

Listeners will never forget Rondas tragically short life.

 

Rule has been given unparalleled access to the players in a real-life mystery. This is an unexplained death that true crime fans will find haunting.

Reviews:
  • Uanabimo
I have read nearly all of Ann's books. Reading this one was like actually trudging through the decades it has taken to not find the victim's killer. I couldn't read through to the end, knowing it was just a rehash of what had already been hashed and hashed. I do check reviews before I purchase, but somehow I missed the most important ones that warned me not to waste my time.
  • skyjettttt
Ann Rule is one of my favorite writers, but not this time. While well researched, the book just dragged on and on after about the half way point. At about 70% I found myself wanting to skim, which I normally never do. So many times throughout the book information was constantly repeated. At many times I felt I was reading a report rather than a story. I guess this could have all been summed up in two words--pretty dull.
  • Jogrnd
Ann Rule couldn't write a bad book if she tried. As with every book of hers that I've read, her writing style keeps you glued to the pages. It's like sitting across from someone and having them tell you a story. "In the Still of the Night" was no exception. It was informative also in the sense that what we believe about law enforcement shouldn't be believed so blindly. I absolutely was astounded to discover that there can be cover ups in the coroners office. Overall, it was an outstanding book and well worth the read.
  • Ndlaitha
I'm a big fan of Ann Rule but this was just not that great. I had a hard time getting through most of it. This book is written differently than her other books in a way that's just not her usual compelling story-telling style. I've read most all of her books and this is the only one I'd say to skip.
  • Paxondano
one of our book club members lived in the town this event took place so she could personalize the story......Ronda's mother Barbara persued justice for this tragedy for ten years with a lot of people who wanted to help.....well-written and suspenseful as the layers to this story are pealed away..
  • Ericaz
Unsolved. Only enough material for a short-story, stretched into a novel length by retelling info, unnecessary background stories, and sadly biased suppositions.
  • Delagamand
This book is a departure from the norm for Ann Rule - the tragic heroine was a lovely young woman whom many believed to have taken her own life. The court battle was not to convict the bad guy but to get a beloved daughter's cause of death changed. And the book actually ends before the story was fully played out.

Once again, Ann Rule presents us with a compelling story of true crime. She gives the reader a true sense of the grief Ronda' s mother felt after losing her daughter... and of the sheer determination she had to get someone to fight for Ronda.

The only letdown I feel in this book is I know it ended before the story fully played out. I would love to see Ms. Rule update this time with the progress and twists the case has seen in the past couple years.

This is still worth reading!
Oh boy. I find True Crime fascinating and have read many an Ann Rule authored book. They are usually very well written and always have me looking forward to my night time reading hour. This one misses the mark big time. While the death of Ronda Reynolds was tragic and she was obviously murdered I am mystified why Ann chose to write about her case at this juncture. The case is unsolved and there are still so many unanswered questions. The first 90% of the book pointed directly to her husband and the last few chapters suddenly slap us with this teenage party that may or may not have happened and may or may not have been the key to Ronda's death. This book was choppy in its timeline, frustrating to read, and unsatisfying at the end.