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by Ann Rule

  • Author: Ann Rule
  • ISBN: 0684810476
  • ISBN13: 978-0684810478
  • ePub: 1718 kb | FB2: 1372 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (February 3, 1998)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 894
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Bitter Harvest: A Woman's Fury, A Mother's Sacrifice ePub download

Home Ann Rule Bitter Harvest: A Woman's Fury, a Mother's Sacrifice. Lissa knew she would be all right now; her mother would save her. Debora stood beneath the edge of the roof, her legs spread wide and her feet planted firmly so that she would not slip

Home Ann Rule Bitter Harvest: A Woman's Fury, a Mother's Sacrifice. Debora stood beneath the edge of the roof, her legs spread wide and her feet planted firmly so that she would not slip. She held her arms open and beckoned to Lissa to jump down to her.

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But after the fatal fire, his condition declined again. Debora had always maintained that his illness was all in his mind, that he was overreacting to every little symptom; he hadn’t been really ill. in the first place, not with anything anyone could diagnose. She was the one who had been under so much stress that she had actually vomited up blood, if only a minute amount. In November, sensing something was wrong, Mike asked for an echocardiogram to see what was happening in his chest

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Ann Rule has testified before the . Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and regularly presents seminars to law enforcement agencies, including the FBI Academy, as well as district attorneys and victim support groups. She served on the . Justice Department task force that set up VI-CAP (the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program now in place at FBI headquarters) to track and trap serial killers.

Could a woman with an IQ of 165 and a biting, facetious wit, a woman who had zipped through college and medical school, be a child emotionally?"Yes, she could. Bitter Harvest would've been a stronger book if Rule had shown us how. From Library Journal

Could a woman with an IQ of 165 and a biting, facetious wit, a woman who had zipped through college and medical school, be a child emotionally?"Yes, she could. From Library Journal. Dr. Deborah Green was a brilliant, wealthy, married mother of three who was convicted of repeatedly trying to poison her husband and of killing two of her children in a fire she methodically set in the family home.

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Bitter harvest: a woman's fury, a mother's sacrifice.

Bitter Harvest: A Woman’s Fury, A Mother’s Sacrifice. True-crime queen Rule continues her reign at the top of the genre with another tension-filled, page-turning chronology and analysis of a psychopath in action. It is Rule’s expert attention to detail that makes this Medea-incarnate story so compelling.

Przeczytaj go w aplikacji Książki Google Play na komputerze albo na urządzeniu z Androidem lub iOS. Pobierz, by czytać offline. Rule probes the case of Debora Green, a doctor and a loving mother who seemed to epitomize the dreams of the American heartland. Piece by piece, Ann Rule digs beneath this placid Midwestern facade to unveil a disturbing portrait of strangely troubled marriages, infidelity, desperation, suicide, and escalating acts of revenge that forever changed dozens of lives.

Journeys inside the twisted mind of a killer, Dr. Debora Green, after the cancer specialist was arrested for the arson murders of two of her three children and the attempted poisoning of her estranged husband
I have actually read this book a couple of times which tells you that I enjoyed it. I do however have some issues with the story that got more apparent the second time around. It starts when Debora Green's husband says "I had doubts when I was walking down the aisle". He also says that she didn't even want to consummate the marriage on their wedding night. If that is true, then how could he go on to spend thirteen or fourteen years with her and have three children. He also does quite a bit of complaining about her weight and lack of housekeeping skills. Dr. Farrar knew when he married her that she was not domestic. They lived together before they got married. I'm sure that knowing your husband thinks your fat isn't great for an already unstable individual. What she did was horrible and inexcusable no matter what and unfortunately I know from experience that it is very hard to get mental help for someone who doesn't want it or thinks that they don't need it but I feel that this book is way too biased in trying to sympathize with Debora Green's husband as a victim.
Living in the Kansas City area, I remember a

Living in the Kansas City area, I remember this tragedy, but never knew all the details. Rule certainly tells the reader all of the story and more. Hard to believe a well educated parent and physician could have been so evil. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction..
Not only am I an Ann Rule fan, I'm the wife of a homicide detective. As always, Ann presents the story in perfect detail from back story of each person to a glimpse at where they landed after tragedy struck. And allows the reader to view the cases as a layperson but with tremendous accuracy to investigative details that in many cases only a cop would understand by the time you're finished reading the book you feel like a detective yourself
Fans of Ann Rule expect a great story when they open one of her books, and "Bitter Harvest" does not disappoint.

This is the story of Dr. Debora Green, a physician in Kansas, who seemingly descends into the depths of despair when her husband wants out of their marriage. At first, she attempts mariticide, serving her husband Mike a seemingly innocent chicken salad sandwich laced with the toxin Ricin. When her attempts to kill him ultimately end in failure, she is pushed further and further over the line until...

In a fit of rage one night after a particularly explosive phone call with her estranged husband, she lights their family home on fire - and kills two of their three children.

True to her previous novels and shorts, Ann Rule documents a family's destruction from the inside out, taking her readers on a fast-paced, compelling roller coaster ride to places no parent ever thinks themselves capable of diving.

This is a great read for true crime and mystery buffs alike!
This is the first Ann Rule book I've ever read, but I doubt it will be the last. My Aunt was a nurse in the CICU at North Kansas City Hospital and worked with Dr. Farrar so I heard about this a it was happening. But I only knew the one side. This was a fascinating, albeit extremely disturbing, case and she did a wonderful job telling this story.
This book is very well written. I was captivated by the flow of the plot and how well the pieces of the story melded together in the end. An unbelievably intriguing read and I would recommend this book to anyone who is not only interested in true crime stories but interested in psychology as well. From start to finish was fascinating and suspenseful.
I like Ann Rule. I usually like her books. However, I did not find this one to be a satisfying read. It seemed to leave out a good bit of the most pertinent part of the story -- making it one-sided/unbalanced/incomplete. The facts of this case, like in most of Ann's true crime stories, are beyond sad and horrifying; But it also provides an opportunity for a riveting study of a brilliant mind gone bad-- begging the question WHY! However, this retelling of the case where a Kansas City doctor ended up poisoning her husband and starting a fire that caused the death of two of her children seems incomplete, unbalanced and one-sided. It was unsettling to me that Ann seemed perfectly willing to take the husband's (as well as his mistress's) account of how things played out in the relationship as gospel, giving unnecessary, flimsy excuses for his bad behavior in the marriage while excoriating the wife as an evil shrew when it seems so evident that this woman was in the grips of extreme distress and obvious mental impairment. What a really unsatisfactory loss of opportunity to explore the truly urgent side of this case -- mental illness and it's effect on the entire family. The disintegration of Dr. Green's marriage her husband's affair with another woman seemed to be the catalyst that catapulted an already mentally ill wife down a tragic path of alcohol abuse and unspeakably reckless behavior that led to this horrific end. Dr.Greene's actions were horrendous and doubtless she'll spend the rest of her life grieving over how she killed her children in a nightmarish act of selfish revenge. But there's no doubt that she had descended into a type of madness that manifested in her wilful, intemperate, "destructive child" behavior. She is rightfully serving time for the consequences of her actions. But is very hard for me to see Dr. Farrar in the role Ann Rule paints him. To her he is the g and some, wonderful model of patience and virtue at the mercy of f his maniacal wife. Dr. Green may have been manical but I just have a sneaky feeling that Dr.Farrar's behavior contributed to his wife's deteriorating mental health. Children are much more perceptive than Ann Rule gives them credit for being. There was most likely more to their obstinate behavior toward their father than just what Mommy told them. By the age of the two oldest, most children have the ability to size up a situation for themselves. But that is not the greater issue here. The greater issue to me is the fact that Dr. Farrar, the neighbors, their medical colleagues, their families, and any number of professionals witnessed this woman's decline over a period of many years and did nothing to help her until it was much too late. It should not have taken a tragedy of this proportion to get Dr.Green the help she needed. It also bothered me that Ann R. went to great lengths to explain the callous behavior of Dr.Farrar and his mistress' toward her husband's suicide -- even downplaying it -- when the truth is that their behavior in the wake of that tragedy makes me wonder about their mental health. That goes double for Dr.Farrar getting the heck out of Dodge when he starts to realize that his wife might be poisoning him but LEAVES the children behind. Come on, if she is capable of harming him, then that should be a red flag that her deteriorating mental health is a danger to his children, too. There were THREE selfish adults in this tragedy tale. ONE we know was suffering from mental illness. The other two were blinded by their own sexual desires. Dr. Green's mental state and alcohol abuse does not excuse her from culpability for her crimes. But geez, Ann Rule, then please don't make frivolous excuses for the other bad-behaving adults in this tragic story. To truly have a chance of understanding what went so horribly wrong in this family, we need the complete story, not just one side of it.
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