Book #85: Serial Killers: Rage and Horror 2 by Jack Rosewood and Rebecca Lo

Are you born a killer or are you shaped into one? 
How does one escape from his cell to start a 20+ victim killing spree? 
How incredibly evil must one be to murder over 24 children in less than two years? 
These are questions we will dig deep into as we investigate eight serial killers and murderers in this addition to Serial Killers Rage and Horror.

Serial killers both intrigue and disgust the average member of society, and many question why this is. Is it because they do seem such regular people in the daylight? Or perhaps it is simply because it is hard to fathom how someone can cross that ever-present line of what is right and what is most horribly wrong.

One of the most unusual cases in this book surrounds the murders of several women in Canada by a totally unique method, which may surprise you. Another, the story of Robert Hansen will terrify you. And the cases of the Atlanta Child Murderer and the Ogre of the Ardennes will sicken you to the core. But, once you start reading this book, it will be extremely hard for your curious mind to stop.

I received an Audible code through Audiobookboom for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.

I am big on true crime. I watch Investigation Discovery almost religiously and serial killers happen to be a favorite subject of mine. That said, I want to add that I do feel for the families who have lost someone to a horrible act like this or have lost someone and is still unsure where that loved one is. I can’t imagine the pain you go through on a day to day basis and I am sorry that you are.

In the case of this compendium of little known serial killers, I have to applaud Lo and Rosewood in making this book as clinical as possible. The facts are there and there isn’t any supposition. In the case of the killers themselves, they aren’t glorified. Only the facts are presented and I like that.

There are too many people (as I myself might be placed in) who glorify the killer and forget the victim. In the case of this book, a timeline is made with each victim named and though the reader may never forget the killers’ names, the victims are also presented. It is a hard truth of the serial killer that their victims are oftentimes only remembered in this way, but I feel both Rosewood and Lo present the facts in a way that doesn’t make the killers more than what they are: human monsters.

I found it interesting how there are so many killers out there who aren’t that well known. It is sobering and disheartening, but also brings to life that there is something unknown that makes people this way. The idea of further investigation and information gathering seems even more important as I listened to this book.

That said, I find myself wondering who else the authors found in their research. I am most likely going to find book one now.

Final rating: 3/5

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