In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds
On December 15, 1998, Ronda Reynolds, 33, was living with her husband of 11 months in the small town of Toledo, Washington-but only for the moment; she planned to leave him that night and fly to Spokane, Washington where her mother, brother and grandmother eagerly awaited her visit for the Christmas holidays. Ronda's marriage had disintegrated into a chaos of infidelity, lies, and arguments over money. The man she married the previous January, believing that her life was finally on a stable path wasn't at all who she expected him to be ...A decade later, the only thing we can be sure of is that Ronda Reynolds died violently. Over the years, her death has been officially deemed suicide...and then unknown...and then suicide ...and then, once again unknown. Her mother, Barb Thompson, has worked tirelessly to find some kind of justice for Ronda. At this writing, Thompson has won a judicial review of the investigation into Ronda's death. In essence, this means that a single Superior Court judge will decide in the next few months whether Ronda's widower, Ron Reynolds, should be arrested for her murder and tried. The Sheriff's department in Lewis County, where several sworn officers have admitted the murder probe was flawed, and the present prosecuting attorney have lawyered up, still trying to sweep Ronda's death under the rug once and for all. Written with the complete cooperation of Barb Thompson, Ronda's mother, this is a homicide puzzle that Ann Rule fans will find captivating and haunting.