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Dead By Sunset

by Ann Rule

Pocket Books | April 1, 1996 | Mass Market Paperbound

Dead By Sunset is rated 5 out of 5 by 5.
The author of eight New York Times bestsellers, Ann Rule first won nationwide acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, about serial killer Ted Bundy. Her Crime Files volumes, based on fascinating case histories, have assured her reputation as our premier chronicler of crime. Now the former Seattle policewoman brings us the horrific account of a charismatic man adored by beautiful and brilliant women who always gave him what he wanted...sex, money, their very lives....
When attorney Cheryl Keeton''s brutally bludgeoned body was found in her van in the fast lane of an Oregon freeway, her husband, Brad Cunningham, was the likely suspect. But there was no solid evidence linking him to the crime. He married again, for the fifth time, and his stunning new wife, a physician named Sara, adopted his three sons. They all settled down to family life on a luxurious estate. But gradually, their marriage became a nightmare....
In this gripping account of Cheryl''s murder, Ann Rule takes us from Brad''s troubled boyhood to one of the most bizarre trials in legal history, uncovering multiple marriages, financial manipulations, infidelities, and monstrous acts of harassment and revenge along the way. Dead By Sunset is Ann Rule at her riveting best.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 544 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.5 in

Published: April 1, 1996

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671001132

ISBN - 13: 9780671001131

Found in: History, Legal History

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the stuff of Hollywood movies I have been a fan of Ann Rule ever since I read "The Stranger Beside Me", she tells a story like no one else can. I found the book a little slow at first, but once I started reading it I couldn't stop. At times I would have to give my head a shake, thinking there is no way this can be real, this is the stuff of Hollywood movies. What an unbelievable man Brad Cunningham is and how cunning he had to have been to so easily pull the wool over some very intelligent and well educated peoples eyes.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brad Cummingham is a monster! This story is very complicated and spans over a significant amount of time - yet Ann Rule manages to make it an interesting and easy to follow read. I've read a few of Ann's books and this one is ranked high in my mind. It's amazing how smart, successful, confident women get trapped so deep with men like this.
Date published: 2003-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb On a whole I am not a reader. I found this book at the book sale that my work was having and heard people talking about the book. I picked it up and started to read it. I couldn't put it down. I read it every chance I got. Including at work. I think what held my attention was the fact that the book was based on real life and that it just wasn't made up. I look forward to purchasing some of Ann Rule's book in the upcoming year.
Date published: 2002-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead by Sunset It's hard to believe that there are people out there like this. I have seen some similar traits in people I have encountered and understand a little more how they tick. Found it difficult to put the book down. Hoping to see a video on this some day. It also amazes me how most of these women were successful and intelligent but surrendered their hearts to a man who showed a little attention to them at first. Are women that emotionally weak and buckle at the slightest interest men show? I realized, if they are too good to be true or near perfect, beware!!! Great book!!
Date published: 2000-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sensational I have read all but 2 of Ann Rules's books so far and I must say this one is my favourite. Absolutely couldn't put it down. This in my opinion is her best work. It held me in suspense even though I knew the ending and I cried real tears at the conclusion.
Date published: 2000-07-18

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Dead By Sunset

by Ann Rule

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 544 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.5 in

Published: April 1, 1996

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671001132

ISBN - 13: 9780671001131

From the Publisher

The author of eight New York Times bestsellers, Ann Rule first won nationwide acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, about serial killer Ted Bundy. Her Crime Files volumes, based on fascinating case histories, have assured her reputation as our premier chronicler of crime. Now the former Seattle policewoman brings us the horrific account of a charismatic man adored by beautiful and brilliant women who always gave him what he wanted...sex, money, their very lives....
When attorney Cheryl Keeton''s brutally bludgeoned body was found in her van in the fast lane of an Oregon freeway, her husband, Brad Cunningham, was the likely suspect. But there was no solid evidence linking him to the crime. He married again, for the fifth time, and his stunning new wife, a physician named Sara, adopted his three sons. They all settled down to family life on a luxurious estate. But gradually, their marriage became a nightmare....
In this gripping account of Cheryl''s murder, Ann Rule takes us from Brad''s troubled boyhood to one of the most bizarre trials in legal history, uncovering multiple marriages, financial manipulations, infidelities, and monstrous acts of harassment and revenge along the way. Dead By Sunset is Ann Rule at her riveting best.

About the Author

Ann Rule is a former Seattle policewoman and the author of twelve New York Times bestsellers, including four Crime Files volumes prior to THE END OF THE DREAM: In the Name of Love, the #1 bestseller A Fever in the Heart, You Belong to Me, and A Rose for Her Grave; Bitter Harvest, the shattering case of Debora Green, a doctor and loving mother driven to lethal acts of vengeance; the #1 bestseller If You Really Loved Me, a chilling chronicle of a millionaire''s murderous secret life; Everything She Ever Wanted, the terrifying story of a sociopathic Georgia belle and her fatal allure; Small Sacrifices, the horrific account of a woman''s homicidal assault on her three young children; The Stranger Beside Me, the fascinating tale of Rule''s dawning horror as she realized her friend and coworker, Ted Bundy, was a serial killer; the #1 New York Times bestseller Dead by Sunset, a nightmarish story of a charismatic man and the women who always gave him what he wanted -- sex, money, their very lives; and the #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Possession.

Ann Rule has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and regularly presents seminars to score s of law enforcement agencies, including the FBI Academy. She served on the U.S. Justice Department task force that set up VI-CAP (the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program now in place at FBI headquarters) to track and trap serial killers. She lives near Seattle.

From Our Editors

Dead By Sunset is the extraordinary true story of a charismatic man adored by beautiful and brilliant women who always gave him what he wanted. But he wanted everything--sex, money, and their lives. How long would it take before he finally got what he deserved

Editorial Reviews

Dan Webster The Spokesman-Review (ID) The similarities with the O.J. case are compelling.