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Until You See Me PDF, ePub eBook Why does a woman admit to a murder so horrible the body can’t even be identified as a man or a woman? —Because it’s better than what she really did. It was the crime of the decade in 1932. Grotesque. And it really happened, although not quite this way. The twist is modern: if everyone thinks about death, no one will ask about love—who you should never love, and why. So t Why does a woman admit to a murder so horrible the body can’t even be identified as a man or a woman? —Because it’s better than what she really did. It was the crime of the decade in 1932. Grotesque. And it really happened, although not quite this way. The twist is modern: if everyone thinks about death, no one will ask about love—who you should never love, and why. So this murder is a love story, or the end of one. The eternal triangle goes terribly wrong because these three people really love each other. But their love is too much. It’s what drives Pearl, her controlling husband, and the “other woman” to fight for their lives. They fight to the death for what they can’t live without…each other.

30 review for Until You See Me

  1. 4 out of 5

    Marsha

    When I am not reading, quilting or scrapbooking, I am watching Investigation ID. I know, I know, it’s kind of creepy but I am addicted to reality murder mystery shows. I recall a story about a woman, Winnie Judd who in 1931 murdered her doctor-husband and stored his body as well as the bodies of two other women in two steamer trunks and valise while riding a train from Phoenix, Arizona to Union Station in Los Angeles. A porter became suspicious when he smelled a foul odor coming from the baggage When I am not reading, quilting or scrapbooking, I am watching Investigation ID. I know, I know, it’s kind of creepy but I am addicted to reality murder mystery shows. I recall a story about a woman, Winnie Judd who in 1931 murdered her doctor-husband and stored his body as well as the bodies of two other women in two steamer trunks and valise while riding a train from Phoenix, Arizona to Union Station in Los Angeles. A porter became suspicious when he smelled a foul odor coming from the baggage area. She was later dubbed ‘the trunk murderess’ or ‘tiger woman,’ convicted, and confined to a mental institution for thirty years. “Until You See Me” is a fictional variation of the murder of the husband with quite a few more added twists. Pearl Tild has been in love with her husband Dr. Martin Tild for a long time. In fact, she stole Martin from her sister Ruth who was pregnant with his child. Her Calvinist mother and minister Uncle never missed an opportunity to belittle her and fill her head with self loathing. Due to the debt that Martin has accumulated over the years and with the collapse of the stock market, the couple has had to outrun the debt collectors going from state to state, city to city. Yet, Pearl likes her life in Tucson. She seems oddly alive there. Soon, she begins to suspect that Martin is having an affair. Martin is seeking a dalliance with the incredibly beautiful hospital Administrator, Clare where he works. However, she will have none of it. So, he delves into her background in an attempt to blackmail her into having an affair with him. Yet, Martin realizes that it is time to go on the run again and since he has been in contact with Pearl’s abusive family he discovers that Ruth, the baby, her Uncle and mother have moved to Los Angeles where they are prospering with their religious zealot congregation. He sees a monetary opportunity even though it will propel his wife back into a world of misery. So, he tells Pearl that he is going to L.A. in search of a new position. While he is gone he leaves her in the hands of his best friend, Gordon. Little does he know; but his friend wants his wife for his own and Pearl will become quite close with his intended mistress, Clare. This story is creatively written, clever, and full of twists and turns. The story is told from various characters’ point of views. There isn’t a lot of action but there is a great deal of mystery and intrigue. Although, I have to be honest, I just did not like any of the characters very much. They all were self centered, selfish and seeking only their own gratification regardless to the pain it caused others. I am often amused when a woman takes away the husband or boyfriend of another and then is shocked when he leaves them for someone else. Hello, he is a serial cheater! Every one of the character were vile and I just did not have any sympathy for any of them. That is what makes it so difficult for me to assign a rating to this book. It is a good read but disturbing at times. Read it for yourself and decide.

  2. 4 out of 5

    blondejovi

    First, let me say that I don't like mysteries. My genre of choice is contemporary and literary fiction. When a friend from book club recommended "Until You See Me," I resisted. She persisted and said it was one of the best she's ever read. She was right. Now, I'm passing along this recommendation to others who, like me, are always looking for a really good book. Like every good crime novel, "Until You See Me" has a good mystery -- there's a gruesome crime, and an admission First, let me say that I don't like mysteries. My genre of choice is contemporary and literary fiction. When a friend from book club recommended "Until You See Me," I resisted. She persisted and said it was one of the best she's ever read. She was right. Now, I'm passing along this recommendation to others who, like me, are always looking for a really good book. Like every good crime novel, "Until You See Me" has a good mystery -- there's a gruesome crime, and an admission of guilt. But for what crime is this confessor guilty? What's worse than a grizzly murder where the body can't be identified? There is a secret she's protecting and it's as much of a mystery as the murder. I don't want to give away too much because there are too many "OH MY GOD!" moments that the reader needs to experience without plot spoilers. Degnore's "Until You See Me" takes the reader on a thrilling and emotional roller coaster ride -- full of fast paced twists and turns, highs and lows, and characters that will stay with you long after the book ends.

  3. 4 out of 5

    susan

    Speechless Wow I am speechless...I don't normally read this era of storylines. But Roberta Degnore had since page one. It was beautifully written I couldn't put the book down. I found it easy to read and I felt like I was back in the 30's. Normally I can figure out the mystery in the storyline but I was all over the place with this one. I know it was based loosely on a true crime. All I can say is OMG. I definitely recommend this book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Leann

    I do not understand how this book is getting such stellar reviews. I chose this book solely on the ratings that it has on amazon. I was extremely disappointed. I could NOT get into it. I did not particularly like the main character. I was almost inclined to give it only 1 star, but I forced myself to finish it and the second half was good enough to merit 2 stars I guess. It seems like at about the 40% mark, it got more interesting. It was still far from a book I would recommend. I will say that I do not understand how this book is getting such stellar reviews. I chose this book solely on the ratings that it has on amazon. I was extremely disappointed. I could NOT get into it. I did not particularly like the main character. I was almost inclined to give it only 1 star, but I forced myself to finish it and the second half was good enough to merit 2 stars I guess. It seems like at about the 40% mark, it got more interesting. It was still far from a book I would recommend. I will say that it is unique. It is like one of those weird movies that always win an Oscar and you wonder why. I don't think it would appeal to the masses, but it is a unique story.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lynda Kelly

    This sadly tried way too hard to be clever and came over as pretentious and too highbrow for my liking. A great pity as it had a great story behind it and it was ruined for me. Take this line for example... "I gauzed myself behind a veil that distorted her sharpness" !! I'm no idiot but what ?? It tells of a body-in-a-trunk murder back in the early 1930's....as I said a great back story as the person sought with reference to said trunk is a married woman ! It also jumps around a lot so This sadly tried way too hard to be clever and came over as pretentious and too highbrow for my liking. A great pity as it had a great story behind it and it was ruined for me. Take this line for example... "I gauzed myself behind a veil that distorted her sharpness" !! I'm no idiot but what ?? It tells of a body-in-a-trunk murder back in the early 1930's....as I said a great back story as the person sought with reference to said trunk is a married woman ! It also jumps around a lot so you're a little lost there too.....I just can't have a reading experience that's so difficult !

  6. 5 out of 5

    Raneta

    Interesting plot with uninteresting characters and lots of repetitive dialogue. It's a short book, yet it seemed too long. Maybe there's a short story in here waiting to get out. If you're thinking of reading this because you like murder mysteries, be warned that the "mystery" here is very much secondary to the love triangle aspect of the plot.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Crain

    An intriguing story, but sometimes very badly written. Florid and obscure in far too many passages. I found it a rather unpleasant book as well. No really likable characters. I stayed with it only because I wanted to find out who the dismembered corpse was, and why Pearl, the main character, was traveling with said corpse stowed in her luggage. This is not a spoiler- we know this from the beginning of the book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    kaye d.hall

    Colorful suspense Very good book. The twists and turns are very smart. This book is well worth the read. ..........I liked the book

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