As I’ve mentioned before on True Crime Reader, I love me a bit of Ann Rule. She’s like the high priestess of true crime writing.
But I Trusted You is Vol 14 of Rule’s crime files. The main case in the collection is about the murder of high school counselor Chuck Leonard by his wife Teresa but I found that I wasn’t as interested in this as the shorter case files in this collection.
In particular the chapter Dark Forest: Deep Danger is horrifying. The Cowden family – Richard and Belinda and their children David, 5 and Melissa, five months – disappeared from their Oregon campsite in 1974. Their bodies were found seven months later and the case is still unsolved, though police had a suspect. It’d be amazing if, after 37 years if this awful crime was solved.