EVERYTHING SHE EVER WANTED is a compelling study of a systematic, remorseless sociopath. Bestselling true-crime writer Ann Rule's meticulous recounting of heedless ambition and selfish passion alternately arouses and chills the senses.
Joined in a romantic love that most people only ever dream about, Pat Taylor's marriage to Tom Allanson was all she ever wanted. Both came from fine Southern families, and both longed to recreate for themselves a plantation where they would raise horses, grow roses, and move with grace and style in the highest social circles of Atlanta; in short, to be the Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler of their time.
But scarcely two months later, their perfect world had erupted into family hatreds, terror, bloodshed and murder, The beautiful estate was mysteriously burned to the ground and Tom Allanson stood accused of the brutal slaying of his own mother and father. Before the terrifying truth about the perpetrator was revealed, other innocent victims were to suffer attempts on their lives as intricate family loyalties and cruel, obsessive jealousies were played out.
'No writer in America has ever probed the dark heart of a killer so deeply' - Edna Buchanan
'Master of the true-crime genre' - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
'Ann Rule is the undisputed master crime writer of the eighties and nineties- no one does it better.' John Saul
'The tale chills the rerader to the bone and makes one wonder how anyone can be so wicked and get away with it for so long.' JERSEY EVENING POST
Ann Rule wrote thirty-five New York Times bestsellers. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me, about her personal relationship with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she used her firsthand expertise in all her books. For more than three decades, she was a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lived near Seattle and passed away in 2015.