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Practice to Deceive
Practice to Deceive | Ann Rule
4 posts | 4 read | 5 to read
From America s best true-crime writer ("Kirkus Reviews") Ann Rule comes the "New York Times "bestselling mystery novel of drama, greed, sex, scandal, and murder on an eerie island in the Pacific Northwest. Nestled in Puget Sound and accessible only by ferry, Whidbey Island is a gem off the coast of Washington State where life is insular and the island s year-round residents tend to know one another s business. But when the blood-drenched body of Russel Douglas is discovered the day after Christmas in his SUV, the whole island is shocked. No one can imagine who among them could plot such a cold-blooded crime. And like a cast of characters from a mystery novel, a host of Whidbey residents fall under suspicion. Brenna Douglas was Russel s estranged and soon-to-be-ex wife, who allowed him to come home for a Christmas visit with their children. Brenna often complained to her good friend Peggy Sue that Russel was physically and emotionally abusive. Married three times, Peggy Sue s own life has been one of extremes: hers is a rags-to-riches-and-back-again tale. But in 2003, her love affair with married guitarist Jim Huden led the two Whidbey Island natives to pursue their ultimate dreams of wealth and privilege even at the expense of human life. Unravel the tangled web woven by Russel Douglas s murder in "Practice to Deceive," the newest heart pounding true-crime tour de force from Ann Rule."
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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

Meh, it was okay. Maybe I wasn‘t in the middle but the writing seemed clunky and childish and the story fell flat for me. I nearly bailed on it but the promise of a trial kept me reading

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kelseynicburke
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📦Packing < snuggling with Luna😻

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wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 4mo
rretzler 😻 4mo
brit91 Awwww😻😻😻😻 4mo
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kelseynicburke
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Looks like I‘m gonna stay in and read for the next few months

monalyisha Omg yes 😂😩😂 13mo
Vedrana Yee❄️ 13mo
Literary_Siren The only thing I actually like about winter is hibernating. 😂 13mo
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Kboltz
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Pickpick

Sometimes you just feel like reading about true crime. Ann Rule rules. How do these people live like this and why do people get so involved with bad decisions? Narcissistic people are SCARY.