This #TrueStory from @RandomHouseCA which I received from @NetGalley is a truly powerful story. How the author fell in love, was betrayed and lied to.
I kind of got rather bored half way through but carried on regardless. This story came over as if the writer didn’t really care but that could just have been how I was reading it.
I rate this book 3/5
She fell in love with him, they married and then she found out who he was: a conman who was determined to destroy her. She was a capable and confident young woman, studying broadcast journalism and honing her skills of observation and objectivity. She was also a little unworldly, the product of a small, rural Western Canadian community where doors were never locked and life was simple and direct. On a backpacking trip in the UK, she met the man who would become her husband. A man who everyone agreed was one of the most intelligent, charming people they had ever met. Easy to like, easy to believe. Easy to love. A man without mercy who shattered her emotionally, psychologically and financially. Decades later, Kenner Jones is at large today, having committed crimes around the world under a series of fake names and personas. He has been described—by a seasoned US immigration officer—as “the best conman I have ever encountered.” No one got closer to Kenner Jones than Lee Mackenzie. In The Charming Predator, he is unmasked for the first time.