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This is a true story I shudder to think that people like this walk among us shivers It s the early 90 s and technology, social media, dating websites, while still very new, are quickly becoming all the rage Dave Kroupa finds himself a single dad after a decade long relationship with their mother comes to an end He s still young, lonely without the kids around, and interested in the dating scene The last thing he wants is a commitment and he makes that clear to all the ladies he meets on P This is a true story I shudder to think that people like this walk among us shivers It s the early 90 s and technology, social media, dating websites, while still very new, are quickly becoming all the rage Dave Kroupa finds himself a single dad after a decade long relationship with their mother comes to an end He s still young, lonely without the kids around, and interested in the dating scene The last thing he wants is a commitment and he makes that clear to all the ladies he meets on Plenty Of Fish One lady in particular agrees that commitment isn t in the cards for her either but when Dave tells her he is dating other people this woman loses her ever loving mind What follows is a most bizarre and frightening descent into madness that not only took the life of one person but destroyed the lives of so many other people all in the name of love For a guy she hardly even knewThe predator sat smug, smack in the middle of the web that only she could see She amused herself, spinning lies, entangling her victims as she fed on their confusion and distress She was so like a spider with her invisible snare, but for the fact the spiders intention is not cruelty A spider is driven by instinct to survive She was deliberately cruelThis is a peek through your fingers kind of read because you just can t believe that anyone could be so horrible and vindictive This wasn t a clear cut case for detectives because online stalking was very new and something they were wholly unprepared for which allowed this witch to carry on abusing these people for years When it is finally discovered by the detectives what is actually happening and who is behind it I turned those pages with a shit eating grin on my face Finally Justice will be had When you read this you will know who is behind this from the get go It is obvious As a reader you will think why doesn t any one else see what I m seeing That s the rub though When you are immersed in a situation that is so chaotic it s easy to become manipulated into not seeing what is right in front of your eyes and hindsight can be just as cruel as the perpetrator There were some background dumps that I skimmed from time to time but other than that this was a page turner 4 stars I won a copy of this book on BookishFirst Thank You I ve read many true crime books over the years and of course a huge percentage of those books were written by Ann Rule Leslie Rule is Ann s daughter and has written several novels but A Tangled Web is her first time tackling a true crime book In 2012, single mother Cari Lea Farver was reported missing by her mother Dave Kroupa however believed Cari was stalking him and the woman he occasionally hooked up with, Shanna Liz Golyar Dave and Liz received thousands of harassing texts and emails I ve read many true crime books over the years and of course a huge percentage of those books were written by Ann Rule Leslie Rule is Ann s daughter and has written several novels but A Tangled Web is her first time tackling a true crime book In 2012, single mother Cari Lea Farver was reported missing by her mother Dave Kroupa however believed Cari was stalking him and the woman he occasionally hooked up with, Shanna Liz Golyar Dave and Liz received thousands of harassing texts and emails from Cari long after she disappeared And then things started to get evenweird, but thankfully law enforcement were finally able to piece everything together I received a free advance copy from the publisher and it was the author s wishes that reviewers not spoil too much about this case for future readers so that s why I was a bit vague in my synopsis and why I m not going to go into much detail about the book To me what was interesting and the author even brought it up, is on the outside looking in everything seemed so obvious but yet it took years for things to come to light But you have to be mindful of the fact there are numerous reasons why this wasn t an open and shut case from the beginning Definitely a bizarre case.This wasn t my favorite true crime book I have ever read because at times I thought the writing dragged on a bit Perhaps this case would have been better featured as part of a collection of cases as my interest did start to wane after awhile I thought the in depth descriptions about Facebook weren t necessary because at this point who doesn t understand how Facebook works I do wish the conclusion didn t feel so rushed It was like there was so much build up and then the book just kinda ends on a lackluster note This by no means is a bad book, but unfortunately it just didn t hit the absolutely gripping mark for me Thank you to the publisher for sending me an advance copy I was under no obligation to post a review here Relentless Terror In A True Crime Story Dave Kroupa is a mechanic and a recently divorced father of two who wants to wade his feet in the single life and decides to join a few of the online dating sites Dave first meets Liz and they enjoy each others company but Dave does not want to get serious and wants to date other women but Liz wants a commitment plus she has a jealous streak and Dave doesn t want all the drama Along comes very pretty Cari Lea Farber and they seem to hit it off right away Relentless Terror In A True Crime Story Dave Kroupa is a mechanic and a recently divorced father of two who wants to wade his feet in the single life and decides to join a few of the online dating sites Dave first meets Liz and they enjoy each others company but Dave does not want to get serious and wants to date other women but Liz wants a commitment plus she has a jealous streak and Dave doesn t want all the drama Along comes very pretty Cari Lea Farber and they seem to hit it off right away even though Liz is still trying to hold onto Dave Cari and Dave are seeing quite a bit of one another until Cari just up and leaves town without telling Dave or her friends and family She quits her job and leaves her son without a goodbye Soon after, Dave starts receiving horrible text messages from Cari blaming him for ruining her life and calling him vicious names and then at the same time she tells him how much she loves him Dave doesn t know what to make of this or how Cari continues to have access to his personal information after he gets new phone numbers and blocks her online but she continues to access all his online information and sends hundreds of harrassing texts daily so he continues to date other people including Liz and then the women he is seeing start getting text threats and they are reaching a violent level, so Dave goes to the police and the police are baffled since they can t track Cari down while months and months go by and every woman that Dave dates is a potential stalking victim of Cari and as the threats becomeviolent and sinister the detectives are frustrated and have tried everything to find Cari and put an end to this cyberstalking nightmare before Cari can carry out any of her murderous threats.This book was wonderful in every way Mesmerizing with great writing and terrific storytelling that had me on the edge of my seat and biting my fingernails at the same time This story was so crazy that I had to remember it wasn t fiction but a true crime novel That was the most frightening thing of all that this was a true story about a sociopath who was able to use the internet as a vicious weapon and as a result many, many victims were terrorized by an unseen monster who created paralyzing fear in almost every person who had the unfortunate timing of crossing Dave Kroupa s path.I have always been a big fan of Ann Rule who was my favorite true crime author and I couldn t wait wait to see how her daughter s writing would compare Leslie Rule has definitely made her mother proud with A Tangled Web and I am looking forward to manytrue crime stories to be written by her I enjoyed the forward that gave a lovely dedication to her mother and I truly appreciated now she included many pictures at the end of the book starring the key players who were so I intricately involved within this absolutely crazy nightmare of a true story.I want to thank the publisher Kensington Booms and Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity of reading this marvelous book and any thoughts and opinions expressed are unbiased and mine alone I highly recommend to any true crime reader or crime story reader or anyone who just wants to read an incredible and incredulous story and have given this book 5 Cyberstalking Nightmare Stars I was so excited when I saw that there was a true crime book coming out by Leslie Rule, Ann Rule s daughter, that I was beside myself Now I just had to get my hands on an early copy to review I struck out in the first place I tried, then it turned up in another and I got it then I was really thrilled to get an advance copy of this book folks, Ann Rule was one of my favorite writers and dear people I still have some books that she signed for me just for sending them to her She also took the I was so excited when I saw that there was a true crime book coming out by Leslie Rule, Ann Rule s daughter, that I was beside myself Now I just had to get my hands on an early copy to review I struck out in the first place I tried, then it turned up in another and I got it then I was really thrilled to get an advance copy of this book folks, Ann Rule was one of my favorite writers and dear people I still have some books that she signed for me just for sending them to her She also took the time to respond to emails from people who thought they might have an interest in writing true crime, and had a newsletter with updates on the cases she wrote about, which was really cool.So on to the book, A Tangled Web This is an awesome case for a book, I must say I do recall the case, whether it was in a book or on TV, I m not sure, it s been too long ago But it s a whopper, and Ms Rule does a wonderful job with it from start to finish She lays it out and explains the details in a manner that keep it from getting too confusing, despite the use of some Internet terms and different methods used online to try and cover your tracks The story kept me engaged and turning the pages until it was over, and I can t believe I inhaled it all at one go It s really a sick, twisted story that I would have doubted had I not already known of it, and that it was certainly true Advanced electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Leslie Rule, and Citadel.First published on my WordPress blog as seen here In The Tradition Of Her Acclaimed Mother, Ann Rule, Author Of The Stranger Beside Me, Bestselling Author Leslie Rule Delivers A Riveting True Story For Our Time As She Exposes The Years Long Trail Of A Sadistic Sociopath, Identity Thief, And Killer At The Dark Heart Of A Real Life Fatal AttractionIt Was A Bleak November In When Cari Lea Farver Vanished From Omaha, Nebraska Cari, Thirty Seven, Was A Devoted Mother, Reliable Employee, And Loyal Friend Not The Type To Shirk Responsibilities, Abandon Her Son, And Run Off On An Adventure While Her Dying Father Took His Last Breaths Yet, The Many Texts From Her Phone Indicated She Had Done Just ThatIt Appeared That Cari Had Dumped Her New Boyfriend, Quit Her Job, And Relinquished Custody Of Her Son To Her Mother All By Text While Cari S Boyfriend, Dave Kroupa, And Her Supervisor Were Bewildered By Her Abrupt Disappearance, They Accepted The Texts At Face Value Her Mother, Nancy Raney, However, Was Alarmed And Reported Cari Missing Police Were Skeptical Of Her Claims That A Cyber Impostor Had Commandeered Her Daughter S Phone And Online IdentityWhile Nancy Was Afraid For Cari, Dave Kroupa Was Growing Afraid Of Her, For He Believed Cari Was Stalking Him Never Seen Or Heard, The Stalker Was Aware Of His Every Move And Seemed Obsessed By His Casual Girlfriend, Shanna Liz Golyar, Often Calling Her A Fat Whore In The Twelve Thousand Emails And Texts He Received In A Disturbing Three Year DelugeHow Did The Stalker Know Dave S Phone Numbers Immediately After He Changed Them, The Names Of His Lady Friends, Even What He Wore As He Watched TV He And Liz Reported Death Threats, Vandalism, And Burglaries, But The Stalker Remained At Large The Threats Were Vicious, Vile And Often Obscene, Sent Mostly Via Text And Always In Cari S Name There Was Some Truth In The Messages, But All Of Them Contained One Big Lie The Culprit Was Not Cari But Had Killed And Planned To Kill AgainWith Mesmerizing Detail And Compelling Narrative Skill, Leslie Rule Tracks Every Step Of The Heart Pounding Path To Long Awaited Justice From A Sociopath S Twisted Past To The Deadly Deception And The High Tech Forensics That Condemned The Killer To Prison, Where The Tangled Web Of Manipulations Still Draws Trusting Souls Into Danger A really well researched account of the stuff of nightmares the incessant, obsessive and evil stalking by a jealousy crazed spurned lover.Frightening, harrowing, and ultimately very sad.A really interesting read for true crime fans everywhere. A true crime story that shows in time she can do as well as her mother The book was so close to the dateline episode it s almost like a manuscript for the show Shanna Liz Golyar met Dave Kroupa on an online dating site, Plenty of Fish Kroupa makes it clear from the start that he is not interested in any sort of relationship but Golyar has a different idea Kroupa continues to date other women and meets one he seems interested in, Cari Farver Golyar gets wind of this and that is when things A true crime story that shows in time she can do as well as her mother The book was so close to the dateline episode it s almost like a manuscript for the show Shanna Liz Golyar met Dave Kroupa on an online dating site, Plenty of Fish Kroupa makes it clear from the start that he is not interested in any sort of relationship but Golyar has a different idea Kroupa continues to date other women and meets one he seems interested in, Cari Farver Golyar gets wind of this and that is when things heat up Farver disappears and Golyar and Kroupa start to get threatening texts from her, mysterious things start to happen to them and their homes The story is a rapid page turner that slows grreatly in the middle Well written As any true crime addict knows, Ann Rule is a master of the genre When I found out her daughter had written true crime book I had to get my hands on it I was lucky enough to win this one as a BookishFirst raffle and I dove right in A Tangled Web looks at the true story of the 2012 missing person case of Cari Farver This one is a WILD ride from start to finish It s one of those stories where if it were written as fiction I d put it down as being too far fetched Some of the people and their ac As any true crime addict knows, Ann Rule is a master of the genre When I found out her daughter had written true crime book I had to get my hands on it I was lucky enough to win this one as a BookishFirst raffle and I dove right in A Tangled Web looks at the true story of the 2012 missing person case of Cari Farver This one is a WILD ride from start to finish It s one of those stories where if it were written as fiction I d put it down as being too far fetched Some of the people and their actions were just totally unbelievable makes you kind of anxious about what type of people there are out there This one is truly bizarre and its best to go in blind because this is a total twist ending, but it involves online dating, stalking, crazy ex s, and unfortunate murder that is not what it seems I was completely engrossed in the story from start to finish My reason for the meh rating is that, while well told, it was very, very, very repetitive There was a bunch of unnecessary backstory throughout and I felt that Rule was just reaching for a certain page count Worth a read for the story, but there are definitely parts you ll find yourself bored and skimming.Also for any murderinos out there, this is the murder from episode 208 on My Favorite Murder I ve been a fan of Ann Rule s true crime stories most of my adult life, and I ve read them all, I believe I ve missed her distinctive writing style and her books since her death a few years ago So I was immediately intrigued when I saw that her daughter, Leslie Rule, had taken up the true crime writing mantle with A Tangled Web I wasn t disappointed A Tangled Web tells the story of Shanna Golyar, a twisted, jealous woman who, for years, piled lie upon lie and wove them all together to fool h I ve been a fan of Ann Rule s true crime stories most of my adult life, and I ve read them all, I believe I ve missed her distinctive writing style and her books since her death a few years ago So I was immediately intrigued when I saw that her daughter, Leslie Rule, had taken up the true crime writing mantle with A Tangled Web I wasn t disappointed A Tangled Web tells the story of Shanna Golyar, a twisted, jealous woman who, for years, piled lie upon lie and wove them all together to fool her lover, Dave Kroupa, and many others, including those in law enforcement She never believed that at some point, her lies and fantastical stories would be her undoing.Dave Kroupa met Shanna on a dating website, and was instantly drawn to her However, Dave wasn t looking for a relationship, just a fun time, and he made it clear to her that he would continue to see other women After the first couple of dates, Shanna became extremely possessive, and despite Dave s continued insistence that he was seeing other women, she still managed to dig her claws in deep enough for him to continue to see her, as well.Shanna set multiple crazy schemes in place, involving thousands of emails and texts, pretending to be other women, including Dave s ex wife One woman she became obsessed with was Cari Farver, whom Dave had dated for only two weeks.The book details Shanna s psychotic behavior, which eventually led to Cari s murder, and her cover ups through phishing, texting and emailing I enjoyed reading what felt almost like another Ann Rule true crime saga Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books and Citadel for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.4 stars For those who ve not lived this life with someone suffering from a personality trait disorder such as psychopath or in my case malignant narcissism it s manipulative, destructive, and powerful.The warning signs are always present but some who are in a constant state of fog smoke mirrors projection gaslighting brain washing start to side with their own abuser similar to Stockholm Syndrome in which they gain empathy for them.So, it s not a surprise that here we have a woman named Liz who simply ca For those who ve not lived this life with someone suffering from a personality trait disorder such as psychopath or in my case malignant narcissism it s manipulative, destructive, and powerful.The warning signs are always present but some who are in a constant state of fog smoke mirrors projection gaslighting brain washing start to side with their own abuser similar to Stockholm Syndrome in which they gain empathy for them.So, it s not a surprise that here we have a woman named Liz who simply can t let go of Dave nor any new relationship he forms with another woman.When Cari enters his life she of course takes out the wrath and rage against her and she eventually goes missing.Weird, bizarre, off the wall not the norm texts begin to appear and everyone wonders why because it s not the way Cari conducts herself.Then the cyberstalking starts along with the bullying, threats, intimidation, and obviously fear sets in within the lives of both sides of these two families.Nobody is excluded from being harassed daily.The ideal game for these toxic individuals is power, control, isolation, and rule by force.Liz was one heck of a woman who needed help inways than one Counseling and therapy is available for anyone who needs it and as a survivor who now councils others on abuse I hope they seek out professional help.One other note Leslie s mother Ann Rule was a Crime writers of her time and apparently that bug fell upon her daughter.Leslie has performed rather well all on her own and I give her much credit because the fight or flight response is real That inability to see the truths from the false sense of self being portrayed is awful.Many blame themselves years later when they do get it and understand just how dangerous these individuals can become.Many when they speak out against abuse are seen as crazy but reality is they are speaking the truths and in many cases the truth is stranger than fiction.Never be silenced by this toxicity Reach out and tell your story You never know who you can help.Forinformation about my own personal situation see my profile and follow my links.Thank you to Leslie, the pub, NetGalley, and Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review A Tangled Web


About the Author: Leslie Rule

Leslie Rule s true crime debut, A Tangled Web, covers a frightening Omaha love triangle murder I chose this case because I want to warn readers that the female sadistic sociopath may be the most dangerous killer of all A veteran author for over three decades, Rule s works include two suspense novels and five nonfiction books on the paranormal, including Coast to Coast Ghosts, True Stories of Hauntings Across America Rule was only seventeen when she started attending murder trials with her mother, author Ann Rule It was my job to shoot the killers, not with a gun, but with my camera, says Leslie Many of her courtroom photographs have appeared in her mother s books.


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