This book was heartbreaking but it was also very disturbing. I can handle that, but if you don't like violence gore,and explicit details I wouldn't recommend this book to you. However, if you think you can, it's a good book and it would be worth your while to read it.
Thomas Soria appeared to be a devoted single parent to his sone Thomas Soria, Jr., known at T.J....even as he seduced the youngster, turning him into a sex slave. When T.J. reached dating age, he pimped his girlfriends to his dad and watched while they had sex. But it wasn't enough. Soria, Sr.'s fantasies turned increasingly violent, culminating in an obsession with cutting and torturing young females while sexually assaulting them.
On March 19, 2000, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, T.J., 19, lured 9-year-old Krystal Stedman into the family apartment. 40-year-old Soria, Sr. brutally raped the girl, then stabbed her to death. He wasn't worried...he knw T.J. would get rid of the body for him.
Kinda of a slow read, alot of police report stuff (kinda boring). Like Ann Rule better.
Father and son team of sex sadists.The worst part of thisw is their story is true,not fiction!
I read a lot of true crime. Haven't read that much from this author before. The story is a good one. The "interview" style he uses is difficult to get into, but overall it was a good quick read.
I don't know who was worse the son or the dad.
This is one of the saddest books I have ever read.
As a mother I can't even describe the heartache this book left me with.
When the mom went looking her for little girl she went to one of the neighbors apartments asking if her daughter was there. The teenage boy she was talking to was the last one seen with her daughter. She asked to look through their apartment for her child, but didn't go into the room that the teenager said his uncle was sleeping in because she didn't want to be rude. Later she learned that her daughter was in fact behind that closed door.
Its scary to think there are people who would hurt a child or any person for their own pleasure. I was hoping for more insight as to what makes a person like this.