"Unveiling Claudia" is a true crime mystery that took place in Columbus, OH in 1978. Claudia Yasko confessed to three murders and accused her boyfriend and his best friend of making her go with them to do the murder. The problem is that Claudia is a schizophrenic with a vivid and fantastic imagination, and not able to distinguish between the two. The story tells of the murders, the "22 killers", and the actual interviews done with Claudia in order to write the book. This book is suspenseful and hard to put down. Very well written and you don't find out the truth until the end at the same time that Claudia finally 'remembers' it. Very, very good!
**This book was written by Daniel Keyes who wrote "Flowers for Algernon" (another GREAT book).
This is like 2 different books. The first part is ok , but the second part, when the author tries to seek 'the truth' is badly written, and very confusing. Plus, what was his motivation? At the end he gives a brief update on people I don't care about and ignores the detectives caught up in Claudia's story. I had to force myself to finish this book.
Claudia Yasko, 26, confessed to a triple homicide in 1978three of ten Ohio murders attributed to the ".22 caliber" killers. Her confession was false and she was unknown by the two men later convicted of the crimes. Yasko, an attractive but mentally ill young woman, sought out Keyes to help tell her story. For, while no one believed her capable of murder, how did she happen to know so much about the crime scene? Keyes, who wrote about a multiple-personality criminal in The Minds of Billy Milligan, spent two years unlocking Yasko's repressed memory and separating fantasy from reality. .
Based on three years of research, Unveiling Claudia is the never before told story of what really was behind a serial killing in
I enjoyed this book. Written back in the late 80's.. Claudia is a mentally ill woman .. hard to know when she's telling the truth .. or when she lies on purpose..