The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up and Other True Cases

  • by Ann Rule
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington
  • 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An explosive account of lethal greed and twisted desire from the files of America's number-one true-crime writer, Ann Rule.
They were best friends, four talented and charismatic young men who lived charmed lives among the evergreens of Washington state: Kevin, the artist; Steve, the sculptor; Scott, the nature lover and unabashed ladies' man; and Mark, the musician and poet. With their stunning good looks, whip-sharp minds, athletic bodies - and no lack of women who adored them - none of them seemed slated for disaster.
But few knew the reality behind the leafy screen that surrounded Seven Cedars, Scott's woodland dream home - a tree house equipped with every luxury. From this idyllic enclave, some of these trusted friends would become the quarry for a vigilant Seattle police detective and an FBI special agent, who unmasked clues to disturbing secrets that spawned murder, suicide, million-dollar bank robberies, drug-dealing, and heartbreaking betrayal. When the end came in a violent standoff, the ringleader of the foursome - the fugitive dubbed "Hollywood" for his ingenious disguises and flawless getaways; the persuasive talker who turned his friends into accomplices - faced a final chapter no one could have predicted. In a blast of automatic gunfire, the highest and lowest motives of the human heart were, at last, revealed.
Along with four other true-crime tales, The End of the Dream is a masterful and compelling tour of the criminal mind from Ann Rule.


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The Ann Rule Imposter

Must be an imposter writing under Ann Rule's name. Surely, she wouldn't bore us with a so-called "book-length" first story and then further insult us with a couple short ones. Come on, Ann, and grab your good name for yourself. No doubt, this book should not be in your Library - unless it's a giveaway.
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- Laura "Why ever would I do that?"

BORING for Ann Rule

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The other reviews were spot on!. this is one boring case that she chose to write about. Good boy with good looks and no brain making idiotic decisions about his life. End of story. No murder or mystery.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio