Today we have I’ll Get You by Sam Rule and Kelli Peters. I’m super excited to be sharing this new book with you—check out my review of the book and the giveaway below, and be sure to grab your copy!
About I’ll Get You:
PTA president Kelli Peters had a normal, happy life in Orange County, California, where she volunteered at her daughter’s school, carpooled, and took care of her family. When a school parent angrily accused Kelli of keeping her son waiting during the afterschool pick-up, it appeared to be a simple confrontation with an overprotective mother. Kelli soon learned, however, that she was the target of a twisted plot against her that involved drugs, lies, schemes, and a campaign to ruin her life. The vendetta led to reputations tarnished, careers lost, secret lives uncovered, two parents in jail, families destroyed, and a $5.7 million dollar civil judgment.
“I’ll Get You!” Drugs, Lies, and the Terrorizing of a PTA Mom is the true story of an ordinary American woman who survived an evil conspiracy that turned her life upside down and shook her hometown to its core.
This is the first book I have read like this and it won’t be my last. Sometimes truth is scarier than fiction. Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up. When I first read the synopsis of this book I just had to know more. It is one of those that will hook you before you have even started the book. This is not my typical genre choice, but I couldn’t help myself and once I started it was all over. I read this so fast because I wanted all the details to come to light.
I wanted to know the details of why someone could be so ugly and completely insane towards someone who really did nothing to them in the first place. What makes someone like this do the things they do. I am a naturally curious person so I want to know all the details. The psychology of the mind is something that really interests me. Why do people make these decisions? Is this something predetermined by their chemical make up? Or is this something that they pick up from people around them? I guess most of the time we never figure it out.
After each chapter there was something new to add to the long list of just pure insanity. I felt exhausted after reading this book. I can’t even imagine how Kelli felt living it. All the twists and turns in the story will have you just thinking WHY??? Sydnie’s letter really just broke my heart. It was not only Kelli Peters who suffered through this ordeal, but her entire family, including her daughter. I think a lot of the time in the media, the victim is shown as just the person targeted, but there is little about the rest of the family. I am glad this book brought to life a little bit about what it was like for the rest of the family.
I’m so sorry this happened to you Kelli. I’m glad you got a little resolution in the end and you are getting to tell your full story through the written word.
If y’all have never tried a true crime/nonfiction story before and want to try one out, this one would be great to start with!
♥About the Authors♥
Sam Rule is the pseudonym for a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of 75 books. His books have been translated into multiple languages around the world. He enjoys writing stories about fascinating people that capture public interest. He also enjoys a fine Malbec when the situation arises.
Kelli Peters is a mother, wife, PTA volunteer, animal lover, people lover, kid lover, and life lover. She has been with her beloved husband for 30 years and talks to her parents every day. Her greatest joy is spending time with family, friends, and children. She loves walking her dogs and going to the beach. One of her greatest achievements, besides raising her daughter, has been surviving a campaign of terror that almost destroyed her life. She is a testament to what the human spirit can endure with the support of community, friends, and family. She is forever grateful to the people who stood by her.