An astonishing true story of abduction, murder, and the nice guy next door. This is an excellent read that you'll not forget anytime soon. These poor innocent girls that had to endure the wrath of this one man. I use that term MAN loosely, more like monster. Gripping as well as disturbing, horrific!! Very well written and easy to read. I look forward to more of this Author. This book could of been easily rated with 5 stars...
I personally knew this sick twisted monster as did several of my friends. We were all quite shocked at the truth that Marc had done these terrrible crimes and in the end was too cowardly to face the consequences of his actions. When I met him, he had already killed the Lisk sisters and the Silva girl in the next county over. He rented a room in my husbands tool shop and stole from us over $6,000.00 in products. I along with my 14 year old daughter used to give him rides home from the shop when his car was out of comission. Little did we know that car contained his past victims. I am sorry to see that he was not procecuted, but am happy that he will no longer harm another little girl. Robin F.
From the back cover...She wa young, terrified and still bound in handcuffs when she was found on the street screaming for help.
A "must read" for any true crime fan.
This was the shocking case of Richard Marc Evonitz, who abducted, raped, and killed young girls. He abducted them in broad daylight. He caused senseless sorrow and grief to the families. It was stranger on stranger attack so there weren't that many clues to go on and the cases went unsolved for several years. They were only solved because he could not stop himself from commiting the horror and one of the girls he abducted was able to get away from him.
Facinating story of the 'man next door' who's a good neighbor and excellent employee. He only has one hangup - he kidnaps and molests little girls. Then when he is done is kills them. One such victim got away and then his whole life becomes exposed ending with a 'strange' and dramatic chase to the end. Highly recommend this book if you are into reading about the human condition in regards to crime!
This happened in our neighborhood, the Lisk family went to church with my in-laws. They were beautiful young girls, the oldest one was the same age as my own daughter. Everyone that had young daughters was terrified and wanted this man caught. It consumed the news and for years recounts made the "Free Lance Star" local newspaper on May 1st. The book is very good, very interesting. The List parents adopted 2 sisters and moved from the home where the girls were taken.
Very deceptive and sick person.
Evil is out there. Walking among us. Evil is our friend and neighbor. Evil is our co-worker. Evil eats at our table and we eat at his. How do we spot evil? How do we keep our families safe as well as ourselves? This book has taught me that we can't. We can not see evil if it has no face.
This book is well researched and well written. It covers the side of that evil yet covers the side of the victims, and their family's. A well rounded book. Fair and detailed. This is one of the few books that brought out such emotion and heartbreak for me. I could just feel the pain and anguish felt by these young girls as they suffered. Then the pain of the families and it began again. Diane Fanning has the talent to draw you into the very heart of this investigation through her written words. You will never look at a stranger or maybe even a new friend in the same way. In fact you may never look at even a family member the same way. Because.... if you can not see the face of evil you see no evil person until it is to late and we may be reading about you or yours. Be diligent.
This book is very well written and doesn't go off into things not connected with the subject.
I highly recommend this book.
I am now an avid reader of Diane Fanning.
Good record of these crimes and fine writing as well.
Good true crime, fast read.
I read true crime books for the attorney & courtroom action. I rated this book a 2 for entertainment value & a 0 for attorney & courtroom action.
Good if you like true crime.
This book was interesting!!!