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These books are a great read for those interested in true crime stories like me. It goes into details of what really happened which is so gripping. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these and would definitely recommend.
if you enjoy true crime media that's intended to shock and/or disgust, but that doesn't demand too much from the reader, then this is the book for you.
i'm a fan of the true crime genre, for sure, but i prefer media that explores motive, physiological brain comparison/exploration, implications for society, exploration of the impacts of trauma, etc. this book covers none of those bases.
i hate to say that these volumes are a collection of "gore-porn" with little substance. i also found the writing style a little hard to follow at times. Names of people/places/dates would be included (or NOT included) in such a way that i often found myself thinking, "wait, who is being discussed now?" or "who is this person? when were they introduced?" or "what year did this occur?"
I will say that i did find the appendix of volume 2 (SK Confessions, written by "Dexter-Wannabe" Mark Twitchell) to be the most compelling part of the 3 volume series. it offered the kind unique, first hand insight that i find interesting. it's a shame that this text wasn't explored at all by the author. i felt that was missed opportunity for sure.
Just absolutely terrible. Writing is poor, cases cited are of little interest unless you are Canadian, a U.K. resident an Australian. I forget what I paid for this drivel but Amazon and Kindle should be ashamed to promote this kind of crap.