And Never Let Her Go

  • by Ann Rule
  • Narrated by Melissa Leo
  • 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking, real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful -- but ultimately deadly -- lover.
On June 27, 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. "Tommy" Capano, 47, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington. Although recently estranged from his wife, he was a devoted father to his four beautiful young daughters, the trusted son of his widowed mother, and the backbone of his extended family. But sometime after 9:15 that night something terrible happened to Anne Marie. It would be forty-eight hours before her brothers and sisters realized that she had disappeared entirely.
Ann Rule brilliantly traces the lives of both Fahey and Capano as she discloses the intimate details of their ill-fated bonding. A vulnerable, trusting woman becomes spellbound by a charming, duplicitous married man, and what begins as a seemingly unremarkable affair is slowly transformed into an obsessive, convoluted, and deadly relationship.
Destined to become a classic, ...And Never Let Her Go is a riveting account of forbidden love and murder among the rich and powerful, and a chilling insight into the evil that sometimes hides behind even the most charming facade.

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Ann Rule never disappoints...

We really enjoyed listening to the story, but when we bought it, we didn't realize it was the abridged version! We are still wondering what we missed. We try to buy only the unabridged versions.
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- gtpammie

Abridged version leaves too much out

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It should be offered in unabridged format. So much detail and description is left out - and that is what makes Ann Rule's books so interesting.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Tom Capano's secret,double life is the most interesting. Least interesting was the repetitive and much too detailed descriptions of Anne Marie Fahey's personality. So she did have an affair with a married man - not very moral, but Ann Rule tries to compensate for her 'sin' and 'save' her reputation way too hard.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

She sounded like she was very bored and sleepy and pronounced Capano like Capana sometimes - unless this is an alternate pronunciation. Other words were not pronounced correctly which is very annoying.


What character would you cut from And Never Let Her Go?

Too much emphasis on Anne Marie Fahey's family. They seem like great and caring people but a good story is balanced and more about Tom Capano and his family should have been included.


Any additional comments?

I could not finish listening to this audio book. I would recommend reading the book - it was great! So disappointed with the audio version.

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- Sean "Tony"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-24-2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio