Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1993
Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  POCKET BOOKS
1st printing w/ metallic embossed 3-d fonts on cover and stepback.
Book is like new and unread w/ trace shelf wear to cover.
Nominated for the 1993 Edgar award for best Fact Crime novel...
WAS SHE A SWEET SOUTHERN CHARMER? OR A COLD-BLOODED KILLER?
For their wedding portrait, petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson posed as Rhett and Scarlett. Both came from fine Southern families, and dreamed of the Tara-like plantation where they would grow roses, raise horses, and move in the genteel circles of Atlanta society. Less than two months later, their dream exploded in terror and murder: their beautiful home mysteriously burned to the ground and Tom was convicted of the brutal slaying of his mother and father.
Pat's only brother had died in a puzzling suicide, her grandparents-in-law were poisoned with arsenic, and no one—from her wealthy employers to her own children—was safe when Pat Allanson didn't get her way. It took Georgia lawmen more than two decades to stop her for good—if indeed they have.
In this fascinating account, Ann Rule delivers a tour de force: a whirlwind of misguided love, denial, guilt, and passions out of control; a series of brilliantly manipulated crimes; the bizarre and horrifying tale of two families brought to ruin; and, at the center of it all, the heartless, supremely selfish sociopath whose evil hid behind soft words and gentle manners, but who destroyed—without mercy—those who loved her.