Ann Rule has followed a lovely young woman who had realized her childhood dream of being a police officer. Barb Thompson, Ronda's mother, waited in an airport amid Christmas decorations in 1998. Ronda never arrived. Ronda had been married less than a year and she sounded happy on the phone only hours before, excited that she would be seeing her family. But sheer dread replaced confusion as the news of Ronda's death arrived. Her husband told a 911 operator that Ronda had committed suicide.
How could this have happened? The explanation defied physical evidence, circumstantial evidence, and witnesses' statements. Who was in the Reynolds' home that night, and who wanted her dead-if, indeed, they did? Had something far more sinister than suicide occurred? Ronda's mother never stopped seeking answers.
Listeners will never forget Ronda's tragically short life.
Rule has been given unparalleled access to the players in a real-life mystery. This is an unexplained death that true crime fans will find haunting.