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Book Review of Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door

Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door
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Good, solid reporting of the facts of the BTK police investigation. This book is written by some of the journalists who reported on the investigation as it was happening. I haven't read any other books about the serial killer known as "BTK", so I can't do a comparison. While Ann Rule's true crime books read more like novels, despite her journalism background, this book was far more true to the journalistic style of writing in that we were not given a lot of background information on the killer's victims and there was little in the way of extraneous material (i.e., descriptions of the weather, the countryside, the neighborhoods, history of the city, etc.). I don't mean to imply that the book was not interesting or that it was dry, quite the contrary - it was VERY interesting and hard to put down. My one complaint is that the pictures are very small - and I read the large, hard-cover edition, not a paperback.

True-crime lovers will not be disappointed.


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