From true crime legend Ann Rules comes this riveting story of a young woman whose life ended too soon - and a determined mother’s 11-year crusade to clear her daughter’s name.
It was nine days before Christmas 1998, and 32-year-old Ronda Reynolds was getting ready to travel from Seattle to Spokane to visit her mother and brother and grandmother before the holidays. Ronda’s second marriage was dissolving after less than a year, her career as a pioneering female Washington State Trooper had ended, but she was optimistic about starting over again. "I’m actually looking forward to getting on with my life," she told her mother earlier the night before. "I just need a few days with you guys." Barb Thompson, Ronda’s mother, who had met her daughter’s second husband only once before, was just happy that Ronda was coming home.
At 6:20 that morning, Ron Reynolds called 911 and told the dispatcher his wife was dead. She had committed suicide, he said, although he hadn’t heard the gunshot and he didn’t know if she had a pulse. EMTs arrived, detectives arrived, the coroner’s deputy arrived, and a postmortem was conducted. Lewis County Coroner Terry Wilson, who neither visited the death scene nor attended the autopsy, declared the manner of Ronda’s death as "undetermined." Over the next eleven years, Coroner Wilson would change that manner of death from "undetermined" to "suicide", back to "undetermined" - and then back to "suicide" again.
But Barb Thompson never for one moment believed her daughter committed suicide.
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A story with no ending
- Robert Routledge
This is as per usual her very best work
Again this book is audible and lets me get to do my running around and listening to my IPOD and even can put them on my Windows Nokia Lumia. I am thankful somebody invented Audiobooks as my diabetes has started affecting my eyesight and was hindered to reading the so now as I say I am thankful for the invention of Audiobooks, I would wait as long as necessary to wait for Ann Rule's books. P.s a little note nobody else captures my attention at all times, edge of your seat stuff .......thank you
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