Good Tuesday all . After a holiday over Easter I am back refreshed and ready to write some reviews . Today we are going to review MONSTER by Steve Jackson
On a snowy winter evening in 1982, twenty-one-year-old Mary Brown accepted a ride from a handsome stranger in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. The trip ended with her brutally beaten and raped. Mary survived, but her predator's violence had only just begun.
After ten years in prison, Tom Luther was released a far more vicious criminal. Soon, from the Rockies to West Virginia, like Ted Bundy, Luther enticed a chain of women into his murderous trap. In this gripping new edition of a true crime masterpiece, acclaimed author Steve Jackson recounts the intriguing pursuit and long awaited conviction of a charismatic, monstrous psychopath--one who remains a suspect in three other crimes, and has never given up hope of escape.
Ok I am an avid true crime reader. I love trying to figure out how they good guys catch the sick criminals. Well here we go again. I fell in love with this book. I was on the edge of me seat the whole time. Mr. Jackson keeps us turning the pages.
This book is about the brutal rapes and murder that were done by Tom Luther. Who left a bloody trail from the Rockies to West Virginia . There is one particular case that the author writes about Cher Elder. Mary is the only woman to survive the brutal attacks and helps the police . But that doesn't stop Tom and is brutality that ensues.
The author sends us the depths of hell with this book. You see how hard the police detectives work on apprehending the man. The lengths they will go to stop the mad man. I will warn you though , if you start reading this book at night . You will feel the need to get a guard dog and have them sleep with you. Also you will be wanting to sleep with the light on and a baseball bat beside you in bed. Trust me I was curled up on the couch reading away and poor unsuspecting hubby came into the living room and touched my shoulder and I screamed. I will also warn you that there are 16 pages of graphic crime scene photos, that will kind of shock you as you read along . But I honestly think that they are a good addition to the book. It also shows the dedication of the detectives that worked tirelessly on the case. Proving that there are good guys out there that will go to ends of the earth to put a villain in jail. So if you like reading true crime and want a great book . Check it out , you will be reading well into the night.