Good thing about a book of true crime short stories: I could finish each one and stop, rather than being caught up in the middle of a long true crime book and staying up all night reading. Bad thing about a book of true crime short stories: By the end, they all blended together.
They are the admired, trusted neigher; the affable family man; the sexy, charismatic lover; the high-achieving professional. Perhaps most frightening of all is that they are heroes in their own minds. But when someone gets in the way of their deluded dreams, they are capable of deadly acts of violence with no remorse. Analyzing the true nature of the sociopathic mind in chilling detail, Ann Rule traces the murderous crimes of seemingly ordinary men - killers who drew their unsuspecting victims into their twisted worlds with devastating consequences.
This is a great book if you have never read TRUE CRIME novels before. It covers 12 cases some new and some she has written about before. Ann Rule is a master and spend so much time researching and getting to know everyone involved in these true cases. The victims families, the law enforcement detectives, the jurors and most importantly the criminals themselves. Well written and easy to pick up and be able to put down after one or two cases.
I don't like the way Rule writes, she puts in so much descriptions that it just takes up pages, instead just stick with the story to make it more interesting instead of trying to wade through pages and pages of describing everything.