I agree with some of the reviewers that were troubled by some of the obvious grammatical errors in this book; however, I still found it to be a compelling reading experience.
The book had a lot of material about the lives of the two murdered young victims, Leslie Mazzara and Adriane Insogna, that at times may have seemed in the way, but I think it was important because it gives the reader an opportunity to get to know them, albeit in a general way. There were also many photos, so the readers can put faces behind the names. I am sure in hindsight the third roommate, sole survivor Lauren Meanza, wishes she had heeded the warning that her dog, a German Shepherd mix, was giving by his incessant barking. It appears that at the time she thought one or both or her friends had visitors, so it is understandable that she did not call anyone. By the time she realized that this was much more serious, she had to try to get out herself. When the identity of the killer was revealed, it was a surprise and a shock, and I think the author did a good job of building to that end.
The story behind the book is sad on many levels. There are no winners here. One thing that would have been interesting would have been finding out the motive behind the senseless killings, but the killer did not really reveal it except in an abstract way.
To me, the book was well worth reading, and I would recommend it.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1306 KB
- Print Length: 420 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416543651
- Publisher: Pocket Books (24 April 2007)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000QCTPR6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 12 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #168,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)