Publication Date: 4/28/2020
Rating: 4 / 5
I won an Advance Reading Copy of A TANGLED WEB by Leslie Rule as part of a giveaway on Bookish First! Thank you to Kensington Publishing Corp for the chance to read and provide an honest review review!
A TANGLED WEB is a true crime account of the crimes of Shanna “Liz” Golyar. Liz was a jealous ex of a man who never wanted a commitment. When she sees this man moving on, she takes steps that are unbelievably extreme. She was arrested in 2016 and sentenced to life in 2017, but she went undetected for years and continues to proclaim her innocence.
I don’t want to give too much about this case away, but the story had me hooked. Between the time that I entered the giveaway for this book and the time when I started reading it last week, the world has become much more plagued with distractions. To be honest I was a bit worried that picking up a nonfiction book, and a true crime genre especially given that this is not a comfort zone genre for me, would not hold my attention, but I was immediately drawn into the story. This has all the makings of a thriller in a truth is stranger than fiction kind of way.
Leslie Rule is the daughter of famed true crime author Ann Rule and she worked for her mother as an assistant and trial photographer, so the arena of true crime is not new to her. Though she has written other books, this is the first time she is publishing in the true crime genre herself. I thought her writing was very gripping and that she did a good job of balancing the narrative of the crimes being committed with her research into peoples’ back stories.
For the true crime fans out there, this is definitely one that you’ll want to keep an eye out for! A TANGLED WEB by Leslie Rule will be out on 4/28/2020!
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Reading Challenge Categories:
#MMDChallenge – a book outside your (genre) comfort zone
#NerdReading2020 – non-fiction