Book Reviews of A Stranger in the Family: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and Unconditional Love

A Stranger in the Family: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and Unconditional Love
A Stranger in the Family A True Story of Murder Madness and Unconditional Love
Author: Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith
ISBN-13: 9780525939733
ISBN-10: 0525939733
Publication Date: 6/1/1995
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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The one word I would use to describe this book is creepy. The book is about Richard Daniel Starrett, a convicted kidnapper, rapist and murderer. Prior to his arrest he seemed like an ordinary, good looking man that was dearly loved by his family. After his arrest you slowly discover that he is just nuts. A lot of the book centers on how his family handled his arrest and conviction and how it affected their lives. Much of the book is in his own words written in his journal while in prison. You certainly feel no sympathy for him, but you do for his Mom. It is hard to imagine how you would react if someone you loved did something so sinister.
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A biography of a serial killer. Not my cup of tea anymore.