If You Really Loved Me

  • by Ann Rule
  • Narrated by Ann Rule
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1985, 32-year-old David Brown seemed to have it all. A computer genius with a million-dollar business, married for the fifth time - most recently to a 23-year-old beauty, Linda, the mother of his new-born baby - he was the living emobodiment of a rich playboy. But the signs of the dream life's dark underside were already emerging - especially in Brown's penchant for divorcing his young wives as soon as they matured to full womanhood. The darkness came into full, violent bloom the night Linda was found shot to death in her own bed. Shockingly, Brown's 14-year-old stepdaughter Cinnamon confessed, earning a prison sentence for the murder in a case that rocked California's Orange County community. But even after the verdict was in, officials in the District Attorney's office suspected that all the facts were yet to be revealed. What their further investigations uncovered was a trail of lechery, deceit and betrayal - a trail that began and ended with David Brown. Filled with horrifying findings from the author's exclusive access to the details of the investigation, If You Really Loved Me is Ann Rule's most compelling work yet - a chilling true crime masterpiece!


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

As a huge fan of Ann Rule this had to be the worst

Would you try another book from Ann Rule and/or Ann Rule?

YES, Because Ann Rule is an amazing leader-of-the-pack true crime author.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ann Rule again?


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ann Rule?

Laurel Merlington

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from If You Really Loved Me?

All of it.

Any additional comments?

Maybe because it's abridged, I never was able to connect with the victims. Ann Rule needs to stick to writing and not narrator. I absolutely love Ann Rule but this book was a waste of my time and honestly painful at times to my ears. Two thumbs down. : (

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- Mary

Hard to get through!

My first thought was it would be great to have the book read by Ann Rule. I have been a fan of her true crime books for years. Wow, was wrong! I had to stop listening numerous times. She read this as if she had never seen this book before in her life. Very disappointed.
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- Cara Sunthimer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio