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Hi friend! Today I’m going to share my personal review of the book Serial Killers: The World’s Most Evil by Nigel Blundell.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find a description provided by NetGalley, followed by my own review and star rating.
On an internationally acknowledged Scale of Evil, these are the worlds worst serial killers. The qualifications for entry to this list of the vilest criminals of all time are a propensity for sadism, torture and murder without a shred of remorse.
Using expert evidence, this book looks behind the shocking headlines and delves into the minds of monsters. What drove them to crime? What turned seemingly ordinary members of society into sick slayers. How did they self-justify their heinous deeds? And, quite simply, how did they get away with murder?
Included in this catalogue of the worlds most evil killers are men who committed crimes so monstrous that they almost defy belief yet to their neighbours and work colleagues seemed quite normal.
Dennis Rader was a respected pillar of society yet set out on nightly killing sprees. David Parker Ray was just an average working guy but had a torture chamber in his backyard. Fred and Rose West raised a large extended family yet violently abused and murdered their own children.
These are examples of the killers who sank to the darkest depths of depravity. Find out what made them such monsters in Serial Killers: The Worlds Most Evil.
My Review :
First of all, I have only myself to blame for requesting this book. I was on a true crime podcast binge, and thought it would be a good read.
This would be a good book for you if you are interested solely in the facts of each case, as this book contains only those.
It was a hard read. Finding out the gory details is definitely not pleasant, but I did find the looks into the minds of each of the killers to be interesting. The “why” behind the reasons why we do certain things can be some fascinating insights.
Overall, I’d say this book is an interesting read, and would definitely tell you to not snack while reading. 🙃
If you enjoy true crime, you’d probably enjoy this book.