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Publisher's Summary

Accident, suicide, or murder?
On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find Kristin Rossum sobbing. Her husband, Greg de Villers, wasn't breathing, and she claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning that she was leaving him. But family and friends weren't buying Kristin's story - particularly the idea that Greg would take his own life.
American Beauty
The daughter of a well-to-do California family, Rossum was a brainy blonde beauty whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. But her sweet smile masked a dark side.
Toxic Passion
At the time of her husband's death, Rossum was engaged in an illicit affair with her married boss. Investigators found that the Medical Examiner's Office was missing supplies of meth and fentanyl, the narcotic that had killed her husband. With each clue discovered, another piece of Rossum's "good girl" facade fell away. What the world would eventually see was the true face of a murderer - and the hand of justice.
©2005 Caitlin Rother (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"A true-crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat...a brilliant job of captivating the inner workings of a female killer." (Aphrodite Jones, New York Times best-selling author)
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By Sean on 11-02-17

Highly recommend

I really enjoyed listening to it. The performer's voice was a little strange with a sweet, childlike quality at times, but overall i would highly recommend buying. It seems there was plenty of circumstantial evidence for a guilty verdict, but, as another listener pointed out, there didn't seem to be a motive for Kristin -- or especially her lover, Michael -- that made any sense. For me, the central questions in the story are, firstly, can a drug addict do something so horrible that she most likely would never do if she were not using illicit drugs? And secondly, how can someone who appears to be at least on the surface pretty normal (albeit selfish, a thief and a liar) on the inside be a narcissist with absolutely no empathy? The author does a good job trying to figure out her personality. Very well researched with interesting characteristics.

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By Cindy on 10-14-16

Could of been a good story.

What did you like best about Poisoned Love? What did you like least?

I don't have a favorite part. It's a true crime story. I have 2 hours left, and not sure I'll finish it.

Would you be willing to try another book from Caitlin Rother? Why or why not?

Yes, I would.

What aspect of Tanya Eby’s performance would you have changed?

I thought at first she was OK but, I can't finish it and it's mostly because of the narrator. She just got to me about halfway thru the story. Can't quite put my finger on what it is that I don't like about the narration. I listen to 2-3 audio books a week, and usually can pinpoint what it is that I don't like about a reading.

Could you see Poisoned Love being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?


Any additional comments?

It's a story that could of been better.

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