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Serial Killers: 101 Questions True Crime Fans Ask


Worth reading 😎

What this book lacks in emotion it makes up for it in succinct details of info. shared. You've got questions? Joni Johnston has the answers!

I read true crime novels for a variety of reasons. Mainly to gain insight into what I view as depravity. Why? Understanding a common enemy or a threat within the communities in which we live, is a way in which we might find our way toward the embodiment of Matthew 10:16, "Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves." It's important to continue to shine a light on the darkness (evil) so that it will flee. Where the light shines, darkness is vanquished.

I liked this read and I didn't. I prefer a novel to cold, hard facts. That being said, to be spared the details of torture inflicted on a serial killer's victims is something I'm grateful for! It's enough to know the blanket statements that depict the acts of a serial killer. It's a picture that's painted vividly, even without all the specifics, and best left blurred around the edges.

I appreciated the author's acknowledgement and the reminder that all information shared involved the lives of real people and should be respected as such. This isn't a land of make-believe, or a day at the movies, the information relayed within this book's pages is real-life, horrific, and nightmare-inducing.

This book, believe it or not, is also inspiring! For those that require information, a digging deeper into cases, and who gravitate towards statistical knowledge, then this book is definitely for you! For those who hope to write true crime novels themselves someday, what this book does best is provide you with just enough backdrop, timelines, and names to get you started. Pick a case, any case, and run with it! Bring it to life but please do so in a manner that sheds light accurately, bringing remembrance and honor to the victims and not a smidgen of sham-filled glory for the murderer(s) of the innocent.

I appreciated the author's sharing of cases from around the world and not just those that have appeared on American soil. I appreciated too, the author's candidness; and, although I found the lack of emotion made for a drier read than I would have liked, it was still a good read all-in-all.

Books help us to overcome. May that be, in part, what becomes of this book's purpose. A guide of questions and answers that leaves us with useful knowledge to overcome the darkness of the age in which we live with the light of Truth. May we continue to be given eyes that see through the web of lies and best-laid traps of those that seek to hurt and destroy so that there is hurt no more.

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About the author

I'm a clinical/forensic psychologist, private investigator, and true crime writer who researches serial killers, evaluates violent offenders, and works hard to advocate for victims/survivors and their families. I write a blog for Psychology Today and host a true crime youtube channel. view profile

Published on February 16, 2021

Published by Wild Blue Press

60000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: True Crime

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