More lies and deception than in the Casey Anthony case, and more premeditation and delusion than Betty Broderick, the case of Rhonda Glover rightly belongs among the top episodes of Investigation Discovery's "Deadly Women." (It was, however, featured in a segment of "Snapped," although Rhonda did not exactly "snap," but prey, and slowly.)
Detectives uncover "allegations of conspiracy, financial fraud, manipulation of oil markets, kidnapping, child murder, drug dealing, Satanic rituals and perverse sexual behavior by respected members of Texas' social
elite." Rhonda Glover reports seeing "demons in her walls and disembodied life forms threatening her." She also alleges that her long time live-in boyfriend, Jimmy Joste, is the biological son of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Known for her sexual prowesses, beauty queen turned athlete Glover not only "could do no wrong. She could do all the wrong she wanted."
Burl Barer puts together this real-life murder mystery like a picture puzzle, supplying the myriad pieces from accounts of detectives, CSI investigators, mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, and even trainers at the shooting range where Rhonda engaged in target practice almost obsessively, and to the point of zeroing in on the upstairs bedroom of the home she shared with Joste. There are also telling tales from the people closest to the couple.
This book is for those who prefer to draw their own conclusions about the ticking time-bomb that was this alluring, yet enigmatic woman.