i first got this book from a booksale when i was in college and i finished reading it in just one seating. i got so absorbed into reading that it seemed like i muted everything going around me. in my mind i was there.
the story was about two teen friends, killers who murdered people for kicks. they were ruthless, evil spawns from hell. their story stuck with me and still haunts me to this day. but when you read their story (of abuse, bad home, neglect etc), you would feel sad and horrified at the same time of how things and their lives had began and gotten to that point. very good research by the author and also detailed. pictures in the middle part of the book.
On June 14, 1983, Shirley Katherine Wolf, 14, and Cindy Lee Collier, 15, stabbed 85-year-old Anna Brackett 28 times with a knife from her own kitchen. After confessing to the grisly murder, Wolf and Collier were sentenced to he maximum penalty under California law. Here is a moving insightful look at the terrible consequences of family neglect and sexual abuse. Photo insert.
Little Lost Girl is much more than the compelling true crime account of a bizarre but brutal murder. It is a moving, insighful portrayal of the terrible forces of family neglect and hideous sexual abuse that robbed Shirley Wolf and Cindy Collier of their childhoods and drove them to kill.
I just finished this book and it left me with the same feeling Helter Skelter left me with...amazed that young people thought killing was "fun". It was a sad, depressing story of the two teenage girls who were so bored one afternoon they decided to just go kill someone, steal a car and some money and run away to a new life, free from all their old problems or so they thought. Their lives definitely changed forever but not in the way they had expected. It was a slow going read in the court proceedings section of the book but overall it was interesting, at times disturbing and just made me think, why and how these atrocities came about, both to the girls and their victims.