This book seemed to be based on a lot of speculation and not many facts. I don't have any doubt that Scott Peterson is guilty as sin, but this man can't possibly know what's going on inside Scott Peterson's mind unless he has done extensive psychotherapy with him, which he hasn't.
Seems to me that Ablow simply wanted to throw in his 2 cents worth.
This really was a different book about Scott Peterson. It really does what the title says and helps you understand what was going on in his mind. Very interesting!
This book is interesting, but quite an awful lot of conjecture and over-dramatic prose.
A chilling description of what a "contributing forensic psychiatrist on Court TV"--Keith Ablow--believes concerning Scott Peterson's character breakdown, which led to the murder of his wife and unborn son. Not only is this book frightening, but immensely sad throughout; the case is very believably made that Scott's family contributed mightily to his psychological demise. Certainly gives one pause if you are a parent, as to how we (sometimes thoughtlessly) shape our children's psyches when they are young and impressionable--and how we can avoid the result of a "Scott" in our own families. A compelling, tragic book.
After reading five other books on this subject, I was a little disappointed in the information that this book brought out. I expected more revalations into the mind of Scott Peterson. An Interesting read though and did bring up some facts that I was unaware of. The fact of so many pregnant women being murdered by their own husbands or family members being the main cause of death of a pregnant woman was astounding to me. If you are interested in this case, I would have to say this a must read, even if it does fall a little short of actual information.
Very good!!! After reading this..I blame his parents....his upbringing.....wish I had know this info when the trial was going on......
Beyond your run of the mill rehash of the details, this book explores the psychology of Scott Peterson. As unbelievable as much of this may sound, it's solidly based in widely accepted psychological principles -- a reminder of the fascinating miracle that is the human mind. And, the book points out that the mind of a psychopath has its peculiarly logical organization. If you are interested in true crime, I recommend this book.
Interesting psych theory on how Scott Peterson became the person he is today...
Good book, sheds a lot of light on Scott Peterson's troubled mind.
It must be kept in mind that this book is written by a man who NEVER MET Scott Peterson.
It is all conjecture, professional speculation and should not be takebn as "gospel".
Though it's probably all true.
Has some interesting insights that impressed me. However I didn't care for the way Ablow almost seemed to dismiss Laci as a Martha Stewart wannabe whose main concern was ignoring truth and prettying things up, leading to Scott's desire for Amber who supposedly did care about truth deeply. Many things are a stretch but still well worth the read for the fresh insights, 80% of which seem to ring true.
Great story, really gets inside his mind and what he was thinking through all the turmoil.
Some interesting insight and factoids, but some of the suppositions are pretty out there. But I couldn't help myself...I wanted to read every gory detail!
What you never knew about Scott Peterson - very good book.
An insightful and frightening portrait of a murderer who has no remorse and would do it again...
Very interesting account of Dr. Ablow's take on Scott Peterson and how he could be the only killer in this case.
I decided not to read it at this time...
This is a very interesting read by Scott Peterson's Pyschiatrist. It gives us a real inside view of the childhood of a mad man.