by Christine Pelisek
3.8 out of 5.0
This book was an incredible, detailed account of "The Grim Sleeper" who terrified Los Angeles for years. I myself lost sleep over the thought of this man roaming the streets, although I was not in his location exactly nor was I his "preferred" victim, a prostitute. But the horror that this man was and is really is sickening. And Pelisek is the perfect writer to expose his sickness. She wrote about him from the beginning in 2008 to the final day in court eight years later.
I'm a huge true crime reader and this does not disappoint. Some fans of thriller may not appreciate the depth of her research - into the victims' lives and into the lives even of the lawyers involved. But, to me, this is what makes a true crime novel great...presenting the details that lets me, the reader, figure out how I want to perceive the case, the working of it and its conclusion.