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Empty Promises

(1999)
(The seventh book in the Ann Rule's Crime Files series)
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In this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files, "America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews) Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence.

Expertly analyzing a shocking, headline-making case, Rule unmasks the deadly motives inside a seemingly idyllic marriage: a beautiful young wife, a rising star in America's top-ranked computer corporation, and a prosperous husband, the scion of a family building business. With an adorable son and a gorgeous home, the couple seemed to have it all. But a furtive evil permeated their days and nights, dragging them into a murky world of drugs, sordid sex, and con operations. In this realm, one of them would prove to be a virtual innocent, the other a manipulator with no conscience. Sudden, violent death brought their charade of a fairy-tale romance to a tragic end -- with a brutal crime that might never have come to light were it not for the stubborn detectives and prosecutors whose fight for justice spanned an entire decade.

Empty Promises recounts several other cases where the search for love brought only lies and betrayal -- a cautionary primer, perhaps, for those who trust too much too soon. Powerful because they strike so close to home, the cases in Empty Promises will leave readers shaken by the realities of love gone terribly -- and fatally -- wrong.It seemed to be the perfect marriage: a beautiful young wife, a rising star in America's top-ranked computer corporation, and a prosperous husband, the soon of a family building business. With an adorable son and a gorgeous home, this couple seemed to have it all. But a furtive evil permeated their days and nights, dragging them into a murky world of drugs, sordid sex, and con operations -- and sudden, violent death brought their charade of a fairy-tale romance to a tragic end. Empty Promises recounts this and several other cases where the search for love brought only lies and betrayal. Unerringly powerful because it strikes so close to home, Empty Promises will leave readers shake with the realities of love gone terribly -- and fatally -- wrong.



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Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Empty Promises: And Other True Cases
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 0-7862-3314-1 / 978-0-7862-3314-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Empty Promises (Ann Rule's Crime Files: Vol 7)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 0-7394-1478-X / 978-0-7394-1478-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Empty Promises: and Other True Cases (True Crime Files)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 0-7515-3106-5 / 978-0-7515-3106-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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March 2001 : Paperback

Title: Empty Promises
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 4444406577 / 978-4444406574
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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December 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Empty Promises
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 0-671-02533-3 / 978-0-671-02533-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Empty Promises (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 1-5012-9301-X / 978-1-5012-9301-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Empty Promises: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 1-4692-8460-X / 978-1-4692-8460-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Empty Promises: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 1-4692-8455-3 / 978-1-4692-8455-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Empty Promises: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 1-4692-8458-8 / 978-1-4692-8458-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Empty Promises: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 1-4692-8461-8 / 978-1-4692-8461-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Empty Promises: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 1-4692-8457-X / 978-1-4692-8457-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Empty Promises: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN: 1-4692-8459-6 / 978-1-4692-8459-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Empty Promises: And Other True Cases
Author(s): Ann Rule
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Empty Promises and Other True Cases: Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 7
Author(s): Ann Rule
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Empty Promises (Ann Rule's Crime Files Book 7)
Author(s): Ann Rule
Publisher: Pocket Books
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March 2001 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Empty Promises (Ann Rule's Crime Files Book 7)
Author(s): Ann Rule
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon UK