26 September, 2016

Dead by sunset by Ann Rule

None of the women that Brad Cunningham dated and married had any idea of his true nature.Seemingly a successful businessman, good-looking and charismatic, he came from a good family and was liked by all who knew him.

Sheryl Cunningham was his fourth wife, with whom he had three beautiful sons, and a seemingly charmed life. But Sheryl had hidden Brad's true nature from herself and her family for a long time, and had now decided to leave the marriage. She told her brother, who was staying with her, that she was meeting Brad that night, and said if she didn't come back, to come immediately and get her.

But she wasn't where he thought she would be and it was only when a motorist on a main freeway stopped to help a van which had stalled in the fast lane, that the truth became apparent.

In light of the horrific level of New Zealand child and spousal abuse, this is a timely and very relevant story. If only women and families could read the signs, many women would stay away from men who later go on to abuse and sometimes kill them.

Title: Dead by sunset.
Author: Ann Rule

Reviewed by Clare K at Massey Library

Clare works at Massey Library in West Auckland. She believes that there is nothing you can't learn from a book, and the more you know, the more you grow.

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