Book Reviews of Die for Me: The Terrifying True Story of the Charles Ng / Leonard Lake Torture Murders

Die for Me: The Terrifying True Story of the Charles Ng / Leonard Lake Torture Murders
Die for Me The Terrifying True Story of the Charles Ng / Leonard Lake Torture Murders
Author: Don Lasseter
ISBN-13: 9780786011070
ISBN-10: 0786011076
Publication Date: 5/1/2000
Pages: 428
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Die for Me: The Terrifying True Story of the Charles Ng / Leonard Lake Torture Murders on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Very, very, very disturbing book. Halfway through I was wondering why I was reading about this heinous event(s).
Maybe because I remember it, living in No. Ca as I do.
Hard to believe any human being could do things like these to other humans.
There's no good answer to why this book should be read. Maybe voyeurism? Sick entertainment?
I read it myself and feel hypocritical saying this but maybe there is a good reason to revisit this hell-on-earth series of events in our beloved northern Ca.
If this book doesn't make you sick, there's something wrong with you!
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was the most horrible books I have ever read. This is a true story. The men that this book is written about are sick and twisted. Great book and I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
I would have given this book a higher rating but it scared the heck out of me! Its a very interesting book and a good read -- the reality of it was just a bit too much for me.
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Helpful Score: 2
Bone chilling horrible account of two twisted sadist torture,rapist, murders you have to read this to believe it. This is Scary stuff for sure.
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Helpful Score: 1
From the back of the book...

It began with a shoplifting arrest. It led to a search of a remote California hamlet called Wilseyville that yielded six bodies, 45 pounds of burned bone fragments, and a child's liver. Then, horror-struck investigators made the most chilling discovery of all: the videotape that showed what Charles Ng and Leonard Lake did to their handcuffed female victims before snuffing them out.

Here is the terrifying story of one of the most notorious serial killer teams in American history -- a pair of maniacs whose orgy of sex crimes, torture, and murder took the lives of at least sixteen victims. From Charles Ng's strange Hong Kong childhood to his twisted friendship with Leonard Lake, DIE FOR ME is the graphic portrait of two monsters who walked among us -- Lake, who took his own life, and Ng, who will die by lethal injection.

Includes 16 pages of shocking photos.
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Helpful Score: 1
I wish they would of talked more about ng they where rather interesting .. if you are interested in serial killers, this is the one group to read about. It was a good book, just wish it went a bit more into their lives.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was good. It is hard to think people can be this sick and twisted. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, if you are intrigued my true crime and serial killers this is a book you must read!
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Helpful Score: 1
At least one of these monsters had the decency to kill himself. The other one should have done likewise. Instead he made a mockery of the justice system - exploiting the law and dragging his case on for years, and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. He manipulated the law in much the same way that Bundy did...further proof that our legal system needs to be overhauled.
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A dark tale of a fan of "The Collector" who took it to heart and tried to create his own "Miranda" in his dungeon. A sick retelling of a murder spree
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This account reads well and provides strong backstory on both Charles Ng and Leonard Lake. I was appalled and horrified at the casual way they viewed other lives. Many true crime books get bogged down in legal minutia; this book tells us the story of the crimes and how the criminals operated. Fascinating.
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This was a truly disturbing and horrific account of the sociopaths, Leonard Lake and Charles Ng, who killed more than 15 people in and around the San Francisco area in 1984 and 1985. I actually lived in the Bay area at that time and I remember well when these crimes were discovered. Lake killed himself with cyanide shortly after being arrested for shoplifting, while Ng managed to escape to Canada. It took years to finally bring Ng back to California to stand trial for his crimes and it was a full 15 years before he was convicted and sentenced to death. He is still awaiting his punishment on death row in San Quentin. Without going into details, I would have to say that these crimes were some of the most brutal and horrific ever. Reading this account was much more disturbing than any horror novel. Not for the squeamish!
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All I can say is what a sicko!