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When Danny and Joanne Lindstrom's camping trip in the Cascade mountains goes terribly awry, beautiful younge Joanne is left alone and stranded in the savage wilderness. Her last hope is to rely on another camper, a tall stranger who seems to know the forest and the dangers there all too well. Without him, she will surely die; with him, her future is as unpredictable as theWhen Danny and Joanne Lindstrom's camping trip in the Cascade mountains goes terribly awry, beautiful younge Joanne is left alone and stranded in the savage wilderness. Her last hope is to rely on another camper, a tall stranger who seems to know the forest and the dangers there all too well. Without him, she will surely die; with him, her future is as unpredictable as the lowering clouds that envelop the mountain. He asks only that she trust him...totally....

Title : Possession
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ISBN : 9780671527884
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Possession Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-01-11 23:23

    This survival/true crime novel wasn't bad, I I found it to be a little too sensationalistic for me. As a dramatization of a true story it's to be expected, but still I think it could have been better than it was.

  • Luvtoread
    2019-01-21 16:32

    I really enjoyed this book! It played out like a true crime story, but right now it is Ann Rules only fiction novel. The story was very emotional and sad, and definitely had some horror in it. The beginning was slow and wordy, but it still deserves 5 stars!

  • Corrie
    2018-12-29 23:23

    I read this book because it takes place where I'm from and she mentions many people who I know. One being my grandfather Ernie Gibson.

  • Deanna
    2019-01-17 20:12

    I picked this one up from the library. I happened to walk by a shelf of books, and there it was. I saw "Ann Rule" and thought "hey, I love her books, I'll grab this too" and added it to my pile of 3 or 4 books I already planned on checking out.It wasn't until I was a few chapters in that I actually looked at the cover and saw where it says "A NOVEL". lol I was slightly confused at the beginning, thinking this was another true crime story.Once I figured out it was fiction things started to make more sense.I thought it started out very slowly, too slowly actually, but it being an Ann Rule book, I gave it more of a shot than I would some unknown author. I'm glad I did, but I'm still not happy with the length of time it took for the story to really get going.I can't honestly say I buy the whole Stockholm Syndrome thing either. I thought that part of the story came on way too fast.I guess I'd say overall, I liked it. The idea of the story is great, but I can't say the style of writing was great.

  • Teresa
    2019-01-18 19:31

    Wasn't really bad, but it was pretty predictable (until nearer the end). This is really more like 3.5 stars, IMO.I will say Rule was so ruthless in her descriptions that there were a few parts I had a hard time getting through... and it's more explicit than I expected, judging from her non-fiction works.It'd make a pretty good movie!

  • Laura Leilani
    2019-01-09 20:21

    Characters are well developed and believable but are missing something I can't put my finger on. The story grinds along, dull and dry: Woman with bad life gives birth to child.Woman gives bad life to child.Child becomes serial rapist/ killer. Serial rapist / killer stalks new victim. Should be exciting on some level. There are plenty of graphic sex scenes to try to spice up the story, which if well written, shouldn't need sex to spice it up. As it is, the sex doesn't spice up the dull book; the dull book makes the graphic sex stupid and dull. Great job on getting into the rapist/ killers head and the details of stalking someone. Can't put my finger on why it's so dull.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-11 22:25

    Rule does a pretty chilling job of spinning a fictional tale of obsession, abduction, and victimization. It gives an uncomfortable (so uncomfortable because the reader can see and witness the ongoing steps) and detailed look at a woman who develops Stockholm Syndrome toward her sexually abusive abductor. As such stories always seem to end, it ends badly, with death and delusions.

  • Cherrybomb
    2018-12-30 00:13

    Huge disappointment. I assumed this was a true crime book. When I started reading it, I really thought I had the wrong book and there had been some kind of file mix-up. I got about 30% through it before doing some checking and realized this is a novel, not true crime.Even as a novel, it's lame. Too much meaningless drivel and not enough actual story. I can't believe Ann Rule wrote this. Just awful!

  • Ruth Turner
    2018-12-23 22:23

    I'm sitting on the fence with this book. I didn't particularly like it but I couldn't put it down.The story line was excellent but I think that the Stockholm Syndrome came on a bit too quickly.Some good characters. I liked Sam, but I didn't like Joanna at all. I thought she was painful. If I was lost in the woods with her I would have thrown her over the first cliff we came to.

  • Barbara Huskey
    2018-12-21 23:33

    I didn't know Ann Rule wrote fictional novels. So I was surprised to see that on the cover. I liked the book though. It was the kind of book I needed to read at this time. Engaging, fast-paced and easy to follow.

  • Sammantha
    2018-12-21 16:22

    Ann Rule is a really good writer. I had read some reviews before picking this book up. Well the reviews did not impress me at all. But after reading this book, I loved it and Ann rule!

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-23 16:10

    I was disapointed to find out this book was not true. It was hard to put this book down. Very graffic though.

  • Toni
    2018-12-31 16:16

    An ok story, but certainly not her best writing. In general, I think Ann does a better job with fact, instead of fiction. Her character development was lacking a bit in this one.

  • Sharon
    2019-01-08 22:23

    Excellent story. Ann Rule has long been one of my favorite authors, but she is most well known for non-fiction. This book is a novel, but written with the same attention to detail and character development as her non-fiction books. Sam and Danny are partners on the Natchitat police force. Sam is divorced, and Danny and his wife, Joanne, have been married 14 years. Danny and Joanne, though deeply in live, are going through some marital strife because they have been unable to conceive. Sam encourages them to take a vacation and Joanne organizes a stay in Stehekin, a remote wooded mountainous area. Things are going well as Danny and Joanne become more and more relaxed. Unbeknownst to them, though, they have been followed. Duane Demich, whose sadly deprived childhood was chronicled in the beginning of the book, is stalking Joanne. What happens at Stehekin becomes a nightmare that Joanne cannot forget, and Sam is the only one who can sort it out.

  • Boremomsn.Com
    2019-01-17 19:31

    Good thing the author only wrote one fictional book, it takes over 250 pages to finally get interesting. The plot is there, but the story telling just doesn't work.

  • Roxie Gallinger
    2019-01-08 19:13

    Not one of Anne Rules best but can honestly see why she stuck to true crime instead of fiction. This book dragged to the point of being boring, but felt I had to finish it because she's an author I like.Sorry she's gone but stick to her true crime novels this one just didn't "do" it for me.

  • Mirjam Penning
    2019-01-12 16:35

    This book of Ann Rule is better categorized as a fiction book than a true crime book. However, the idea for this book came from a story that díd happen once for real. Ann Rule later wrote about this true story as part of her True Crime files series, but she always continued protecting the identity of the girl involved.In this book the real girl is portrayed as an adult female. She and her cop husband make a trip into the mountains and encounter a dangerous man.Main subjects: murder, abduction and brainwashing.Although I prefer Ann writing true crime books and not fiction, I still really appreciated what she made of it.I wasn't disappointed in the least this was a novel and different from her usual genre. I also didn't think this was badly written or not good enough. Ann's just very detailed in her writings. For some it may mean the story goes too slow, but I prefer the indepth.For me the way she described the brainwashing aka Stockholm syndrome was believable. She also worked out the main characters well and their relations to each other. Nothing wrong about this book.

  • Louise
    2019-01-15 21:10

    From back cover:"When Danny and Joanne Lindstrom's camping trip in the Cascade mountains goes terribly awry, beautiful young Joanne is left alone and stranded in the savage wilderness. Her last hope is to rely on another camper, a tall stranger who seems to know the forest and the dangers there all too well. Without him, she will surely die; with him, her future is as unpredictable as the lowering clouds that envelop the mountain. He asks only that she trust him...totally."

  • G P Devine
    2018-12-30 17:06

    This was one of Ann Rule's fiction attempts, and as her second book, home run! Published in 1983, you can hear her strong narrative voice coming through. This work illustrates the talents that would later maker her the creator of true crime literature as we understand it today.With a compelling abduction/mind control plot, the complex interworking of the characters surprises throughout. I couldn't put it down.

  • Elizabeth Parker
    2019-01-15 23:32

    I enjoyed this book and read it fairly quickly. As I'm used to reading Ann Rule's true crime books, I didn't initially realize that this was fiction! Still, it was very realistic and definitely worth the read. The storyline shows that the mind of a killer, but also delves into how easily the "normal" person's mind can be manipulated in certain circumstances.

  • Teresa
    2019-01-08 19:18

    Full disclosure: I didn't pay attention to the cover of this book to understand that it is a novel and was about a quarter of the way through before I realized that the author just couldn't know or surmise "all this" about real people. It's a spectacular story about the results of a psychopath on a marriage with troubles.

  • emilee ashline
    2019-01-05 19:10

    Kept me on my toesI chose this rating because it was definitely written well and the story was very good. The ending was not what I had expected it to be. I liked how the book kept me hanging on very word and I could not put this book down after just one chapter. I would recommend this for any Ann Rule or murder mystery fans

  • Alisea91
    2018-12-25 16:16

    J'hésitais à donner 2 ou 3 étoiles... Le début est très prometteur et laisse imaginer un thriller de haut niveau. Et puis finalement, l'histoire part complètement en cacahuète. Du coup, j'ai eu énormément de mal à rentrer dans cette histoire que j'ai trouvée complètement tirée par les cheveux. Bref, très déçue :-(

  • Karen
    2018-12-25 23:28

    I got this book from the library thinking it would be a true crime novel (i didn't read the reviews first). I was underwhelmed my the book. The characters seemed fairly cliche and the story predictable. On the positive side it was a fast read.

  • Lynsay Tervit
    2018-12-28 00:34

    It was an ok story, but it dragged a bit and i really had to force myself through it at parts - it could have done with a bit more editing. A decent attempt, but nowhere near the quality of her true crime works.

  • Kathy
    2019-01-18 00:20

    I prefer Ann rules true crime stories over this book. I enjoyed the beginning but then in the middle it seemed to falter and I was wondering how was this all going to end. Now that I finished the book it seems to fall together. Ok read...

  • Gary
    2019-01-19 23:27

    Very scary book about what could a true story

  • Linda Donald
    2018-12-27 21:09

    This is her only novel (that I know of) and I think the best book she's written. It was powerful and truely capitvating. One of the best books I've ever read.

  • Kristen Doherty
    2018-12-23 22:06

    talk about brainwash!

  • Linda
    2018-12-24 18:26

    A woman drawn into a dark relationship with the murderer of her husband.