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Poisoned Love by Caitlin Rother

Monday, December 12, 2011
Case seen on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, and 48 Hours
Accident, Suicide. . . Or Murder?
On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find Kristin Rossum, 24, sobbing. Her husband, Greg de Villers, wasn't breathing and she claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was leaving him. But family and friends who knew of Greg's distaste for drugs weren't buying Kristin's story--particularly the idea that he would take his own life.
American Beauty
The daughter of a well-to-do California family, Rossum was a brainy blonde beauty whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. But her sweet smile masked a dark side. She'd developed a taste for methamphetamine in high school, and six months after her marriage to Greg, she'd begun seeking secret trysts with other men.
Toxic Passion
At the time of her husband's death, Rossum was engaged in an illicit affair with her married boss. Investigators found that the Medical Examiner's Office was missing supplies of meth and fentanyl, the narcotic that had killed her husband. With each clue discovered, another piece of Rossum's "good girl" fa├žade fell away. What the world would eventually see was the true face of a murderer--and the hand of justice. . .
16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

Goodreads Summary

Looking for a crime book?  Maybe you want a book that contains mystery, crime fiction, and suspense?  This book is perfect for you.  The author skillfully tells the tale of an "American Beauty" who had a great life and proceeded to lose that life on the basis of a ridiculous choice. 

Kristin Rossum is exactly as described on the back cover of this book.  She is the typical California "Golden Girl."  She did not want for much of anything, she was pretty and intelligent as well.  When she married Greg de Villers, it even appeared as if she had the perfect husband.  Greg was not as outspoken or brazen as his wife and appeared to give in to her desires easily.  Apparently, Kristin was not satisfied.  Her husband is found dead in their bedroom, roses everywhere, and Kristin makes her first mistake.  The story takes off from there.

This book was very interesting.  The author's attention to detail will be appreciated by the reader, the events and environment are easy to picture.  The characters, especially the protagonists, are easy to like.  Kristin is the character everyone will love to hate.  She truly appears to have little to no compassion.  There are pictures in this book that will help the reader better picture the crime and the characters involved.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Giselle said...:

    Ooh I love crime mysteries and this one sounds great! I'll have to check it out! Great review! :)

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  1. Thank you! I enjoyed reading this one :)

  1. I read this one and thought it was really well researched!