The story of a young beauty with an ugly secret she would kill to keep—“a true-crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat” (Aphrodite Jones, New York Times–bestselling author)
On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find twenty-four-year-old Kristin Rossum sobbing, and her husband, Greg de Villers, not breathing. Kristin claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was planning to leave him. But family and friends who knew of Greg’s distaste for drugs weren’t buying that story—particularly the idea that he would take his own life. They could not know how right they were.
The daughter of a well-to-do California family, Kristin was a brainy blonde whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. But her sweet smile masked a much darker side—she had developed a taste for meth while in high school and started cheating on Greg just after they were married.
With each clue discovered, another piece of Kristin’s “good girl” façade fell away—and the world would eventually see the true face of a murderer—in a gripping account that does “a brilliant job of captivating the inner workings of a female killer” (Aphrodite Jones).
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