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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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This is *the* definitive book on Dennis Rader, a.k.a. "BTK". If you read *any* BTK book, read this one!

I lived through the nightmare of his reign of terror in Wichita as both a young girl ('70's to 80's), and as an adult (2000's) when he resurfaced. I personally know many of the people in this book, or are connected to them in some way. Reading this book was very lethargic for me. It should be required reading of any Wichitan who lived through the panic and fear.

The book gives a great time line of events, has many photos (most of which I'd seen following the story in Wichita's newspaper, The Eagle), gives insight into the lives of the victims, their families, the monster Dennis Rader, the news reporters, and the law enforcement officials who worked the case.

Many new facts about the case that had never been released to the public are listed in the book. It was great, as someone who lived in the fear he caused, to put all the pieces together. The book does not sensationalize anyone. Even if you are not familiar with the subject material, it would be riveting reading.


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