Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blog tour - Poisoned Love by Caitlin Rother

Author: Caitlin Rother
Publisher: Kensington
Date of Publication: 2011 (updated)

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

Even though I am not a big fan of non-fiction, I have always been a reader of true crime novels.  Poisoned Love explores the life of Kristin Rossum and the murder of her husband Greg.  A murder that she tried to make look like a suicide.  Ms. Rother provides an in-depth look into Kristin's past and her affair with her boss, Michael. I found the events leading up to her arrest and eventual conviction very interesting.   Originally published in 2006, this newer version provides updates into what has been going on over the past 5 years.  It is always interesting to find out where the key players are now and what they have been up to.

I think any fans of true crime will enjoy this one.  

About the author:

New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored eight books, including her first novel, Naked Addiction, which comes out in January 2012. The others areDead Reckoning (Kensington, February 2011), Twisted Triangle (Wiley, 2009),Body Parts (Kensington, 2008), Deadly Devotion (Simon&Schuster/Pocket, July 2011), and NYT bestseller My Life, Deleted (HarperOne, October 2011). Her latest true crime project, Lost Girls(Kensington, July 2012), chronicles the rape and murder of two innocents, teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, by sexual predator John Gardner. Rother, a Pulitzer-nominated investigative journalist with 270,000 copies of her books in print, has also been published in Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, and The Daily Beast. She has done dozens of TV and radio appearances as a crime expert on E!, the Oxygen Network; Greta Van Susteren’sOn the Record, Investigation Discovery, America at Night, American Radio Network, XM and numerous NPR/PBS affiliates. Rother also works as a book doctor/editorial consultant and teaches journalism and creative writing at University of California San Diego.

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