This book isn't for the faint of heart, it's not gruesome but it does go into some detail of the crimes commited by females with their partners against women, especially children.
It was very interesting to read and I could never put it down when I had to. It's best read by doing one chapter then putting it down and reading the next chapter later because each one is about a different person, you can easily get the stories confused.
It doesn't give a biography of each person but it tells you enough for you to know their life from childhood to where they are now. It's kind of upsetting because it's not really about just female serial killers, the men, their partners, really shine through and it doesn't give the title of the book justice.
This book is very disturbing. It is definitely for reading by someone with a strong heart because it is very graphic. One can certainly see why these women gravitated to some of the lifestyles that they did, because most were disadvantaged from birth by families or circumstance. Of course, that does not excuse them continuing on with murder, etc. but one can see how it could happen. One just hopes and prays that none of them are released back out into society, because the chance that they could be rehabilitated is remote.
Very interesting book...shows us the worst in the female race. This book spans the 20th century and brings readers the factual reports of many known and unknown female killers. These are not "one-time' killers, but repeat killers, not your typical depressed mother who murders her children, but mostly people in position - those we trust - who indiscriminately kill. This book is not for the weak at heart - but a good read into the ways and reasons that females kill.