A Serial Killer s Daughter

A Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: Kerri Rawson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781400201761
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

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What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apartment. When she opened it, an FBI agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, a name he’d given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, torture, kill. As news of his capture spread, Wichitacelebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare. For Kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief. The same man who had been a loving father, a devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Everything she had believed about her life had been a lie. Written with candor and extraordinary courage, A Serial Killer’s Daughter is an unflinching exploration of life with one of America’s most infamous killers and an astonishing tale of personal and spiritual transformation. For all who suffer from unhealed wounds or the crippling effects of violence, betrayal, and anger, Kerri Rawson’s story offers the hope of reclaiming sanity in the midst of madness, rebuilding a life in the shadow of death, and learning to forgive the unforgivable. “No easy answers here. No platitudes. Only raw honesty, written with the gracious authority of one who has glimpsed hell. Kerri Rawson shares her earned wisdom and a hope that has been bought with tears and nightmares. This book is a gritty must-read in the library of hope.” —Paul J. Pastor, author of The Face of the Deep and The Listening Day

The Serial Killer s Daughter

The Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: Lesley Welsh
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781786811929
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Release: 2017-06-14
Editor: Bookouture
Language: en

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Summary Analysis of A Serial Killer s Daughter

Summary   Analysis of A Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: ZIP Reads
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 101-01-01
Editor: ZIP Reads
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2D5hrtA Author Kerri Rawson tells the heart-breaking story of finding out her loving father was the infamous Bind-Torture-Kill serial killer. It is a story worth telling, filled with hope as a new light shines on the dark legacy of BTK. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Shocking details from the BTK's history - The emotional turmoil experienced by his family - Editorial Review - Background on Rawson About the Original Book: In a refreshing title among the hoard of BTK paperbacks, this candid story of faith and forgiveness stems from his own daughter, Kerri. Open and raw, it is impossible to put down. The surprising narrative sends shivers down the spine, not for its focus on the macabre, but for the selfless courage with which the author shares about the brokenness of a family. There is healing to be found here and it isn’t in the notoriety of a serial killer. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, A Serial Killer's Daughter. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2D5hrtA to purchase a copy of the original book.

Shattered Silence

Shattered Silence
Author: Melissa Moore
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1462117759
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Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Horizon Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Melissa always knew that her family wasn't perfect, but she never suspected the shocking truth What would you do if, as a teenager, you found out that someone you loved had committed the most horrific of acts? Worse, what if he had done it again and again? Could you ever learn to forgive him? Would you even want to? In Shattered Silence Melissa Moore shares the true story of her life as the daughter of the notorious Happy Face serial killer. In this inspiring story, Melissa grows from a confused child to an outraged adolescent to an accepting adult. As she slowly connects the dots and realizes the full extent of the terrifying and gruesome crimes her father has committed, Melissa also begins to realize that she cannot change her father all she has control over is her own life and deciding how she will react to everything that has happened. Told with heartbreaking sincerity, this uplifting story of optimism and discovering joy, even in the face of overwhelming adversity, will inspire you to face your own challenges with a similar attitude of hope.

The Serial Killer s Daughter

The Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: Heywood Gould
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0981957250
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Nightbird Press, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Peter Vogel, a college senior with literary ambitions, has lurid, erotic fantasies about an enigmatic classmate named Hannah Seeley. She favors his overtures with a dismissive smile until one day, out of the blue, she offers him a proposition: if he ghostwrites her papers she'll have sex with him. He agrees and turns her into an A student. She pays promptly, but mechanically. Still, his obsession deepens and when she disappears at the end of the semester he is crushed and tries unsuccessfully to find her.Then, after graduation, she suddenly reappears, bringing a chain of bizarre events. On their first night together they are attacked by home invaders who are later found dead in a dumpster. And a day later they are almost carjacked by two thugs in an Escalade who are then found shot dead on a service road. Now, Hannah confesses. She is the daughter of the Robbinsgate Killer, a church deacon and local official who terrorized her small California town in the '90s, torturing and murdering 11 people, among them her best friend. Someone is stalking her, trying to kill her. It began with e-mails and phone calls, threatening to make her suffer as much as her father's victims. A man tried to grab her in a parking lot. Another was waiting outside her apartment. The police don't believe her; the FBI says it's not unusual for the families of criminals to be harassed. No one sympathizes with the daughter of a serial killer.She admits she seduced Peter out of desperation. She was alone, unprotected. She felt safe when they were together. She used him, but now she's wracked with guilt because she put him in danger. She tells him to forget her and save himself. But Peter cannot let Hannah go. Instead, he resolves to find out who, if anyone is trying to kill her.They embark on a journey of discovery. Every step takes them deeper into a state pf paranoid uncertainty in which they don't know what is real or imagined. Are they fighting phantoms or real assassins? The biker comes back into their lives again. They are shadowed by a blond man in steel-rimmed glasses.The Houston detective tells Peter that Hannah is lying and is really a courier for the Mexican cartels. Hannah's pastor is convinced that she is imagining it all as a way to atone for her father's crimes.A man follows them. They set a trap and Peter accidentally kills him, but then doesn't know if he was an assassin or a DEA agent acting on a tip from the Houston police. They speak to a radical lawyer, who is convinced that her father was the subject of a military experiment gone horribly wrong. Later, that lawyer is murdered and they realize they will be suspects.In search of clues they visit Hannah's bitter, self-pitying father in the isolation block of a maximum-security prison. Amazingly, he sees himself as the victim and his victims' families as his persecutors.Peter becomes a fugitive. A suspected murderer. All in search of an answer that remains elusive to the very end.

Confession of a Serial Killer

Confession of a Serial Killer
Author: Katherine Ramsland, PhD
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781611689730
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: University Press of New England
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1974, Dennis Lynn Rader stalked and murdered a family of four in Wichita, Kansas. Since adolescence, he had read about serial killers and imagined becoming one. Soon after killing the family, he murdered a young woman and then another, until he had ten victims. He named himself "B.T.K." (bind, torture, kill) and wrote notes that terrorized the city. He remained on the loose for thirty years. No one who knew him guessed his dark secret. He nearly got away with his crimes, but in 2004, he began to play risky games with the police. He made a mistake. When he was arrested, Rader's family, friends, and coworkers were shocked to discover that B.T.K. had been among them, going to work, raising his children, and acting normal. This case stands out both for the brutal treatment of victims and for the ordinary public face that Rader, a church council president, had shown to the outside world. Through jailhouse visits, telephone calls, and written correspondence, Katherine Ramsland worked with Rader himself to analyze the layers of his psyche. Using his drawings, letters, interviews, and Rader's unique codes, she presents in meticulous detail the childhood roots and development of one man's motivation to stalk, torture, and kill. She reveals aspects of the dark motivations of this most famous of living serial killers that have never before been revealed. In this book Katherine Ramsland presents an intelligent, original, and rare glimpse into the making of a serial killer and the potential darkness that lives next door.

Shattered Silence The Untold Story of a Serial Killer s Daughter

Shattered Silence  The Untold Story of a Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: Melissa G. Moore with M. Bridget Cook
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1599557398
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Diary of a Serial Killer s Daughter

The Diary of a Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: L a Detwiler
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1654164461
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Release: 2020-01-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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"There's something very wrong with Daddy..."Ruby Marlowe's mother died when she was two, and her single father has ensured she has everything she needs. However, everyone has dark secrets, and Ruby's father is no exception...When she's young, she doesn't understand the weight of her father's killing game. After she begins to investigate her mother's life and death, however, Ruby starts to believe there are some secrets even she doesn't know about the serial killer she calls Daddy. As her father's killing grows rampant, the secrets get harder and harder to hide-and she fears it will all come crashing down. Will Ruby seek a different life for herself and betray the only person who has ever loved her, or will she get wrapped up in his sinister path?A twisted page-turner that shines an eerie light on the father-daughter bond from the USA Today and International Bestseller L.A. Detwiler.

My Mother a Serial Killer

My Mother  a Serial Killer
Author: Hazel Baron
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781460708910
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Release: 2018-04-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice. Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kind and caring. The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the scones and cakes she generously baked and delivered for their morning tea. That was one side of her. Only her daughter Hazel saw the real Dulcie. And what she saw terrified her. Dulcie was in fact a cold, calculating killer who, by 1958, had put three men in their graves - one of them the father of her four children, Ted Baron - in one of the most infamous periods of the state's history. She would have got away with it all had it not been for Hazel. Written by award-winning journalist Janet Fife-Yeomans together with Hazel Baron, My Mother, A Serial Killer is both an evocative insight into the harshness of life on the fringes of Australian society in the 1950s, and a chilling story of a murderous mother and the courageous daughter who testified against her and put her in jail.

American Predator

American Predator
Author: Maureen Callahan
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698191068
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Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Amazon “Best Book of 2019” A Washington Post “10 Books To Read in July” A Los Angeles Times “Seven Highly Anticipated Books for Summer Reading” A USA Today “20 of the Season’s Hottest New Books” A New York Post “25 Best Beach Reads of 2019 You Need to Pre-Order Now” A Bustle “The Best New True Crime Books You Can Read Right Now” “Maureen Callahan’s deft reporting and stylish writing have created one of the all-time-great serial-killer books: sensitive, chilling, and completely impossible to put down.” —Ada Calhoun, author of St. Marks Is Dead Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"--cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years--uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake--many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement.

Diary of a Serial Killer

Diary of a Serial Killer
Author: Shawn William Davis
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781460235645
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Release: 2014-03-12
Editor: FriesenPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He looks like the boy next door. He could be the young man dating your daughter or sister. He could be the boy who cuts your lawn. He considers himself an artist, creating twisted art using human canvases. Leaving a trail of once beautiful, but now shattered female bodies in his wake, he always stays one step ahead of the police. He is highly organized. He is highly motivated. He has been operating with impunity for years. He does not believe he can be caught. And the body count is rising…

The Face of the Deep

The Face of the Deep
Author: Paul J. Pastor
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780830781348
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Release: 2020-08-01
Editor: David C Cook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our daily struggles often mask a difficult question—Where is God? With fresh biblical insight, beautiful language, and an eye toward the deep wonder of God's everyday presence, The Face of the Deep challenges readers to experience the wild, joyful mystery of God’s Spirit moving in their lives. Fans of Eugene Peterson, Madeleine L'Engle, Ann Voskamp, and others will find a reading experience like few others. The Face of the Deep is rich in meaning, rooted in theology, fresh in content. This is a book to be read again and again—a book to be lived. Includes 14 original icons inspired by the writing, from acclaimed artist Martin French.

Bind Torture Kill

Bind  Torture  Kill
Author: Roy Wenzl,Tim Potter,Hurst Laviana,L. Kelly
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780061739118
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, kill them"—he slaughtered men, women, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The nation was shocked when the fiend who was finally apprehended turned out to be Dennis Rader—a friendly neighbor . . . a devoted husband . . . a helpful Boy Scout dad . . . the respected president of his church. Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than twenty years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare told by the people who were there from the beginning. With newly released documents, evidence, and information—and with the full cooperation, for the very first time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK Task Force—the authors have put all the pieces of the grisly puzzle into place, thanks to their unparalleled access to the families of the killer and his victims.

The Widow Next Door

The Widow Next Door
Author: L.A. Detwiler
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9780008324636
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Release: 2018-11-12
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

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A beautiful house. A new beginning. The almost perfect neighbours...

The Killer Book of Serial Killers

The Killer Book of Serial Killers
Author: Tom Philbin,Michael Philbin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781402241628
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource (and gift) for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers. The stories and trivia cover such killers as: John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy The BTK Killer Jack the Ripper The Green River Killer Serial killers around the world And many more Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies. The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience. Including more than 40 black & white photos, this is a must for true crime fans.

Twisted

Twisted
Author: Hannah Jayne
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781492631804
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Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

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Guilty until proven innocent... Bex has always been her daddy's little girl. After her mother left, it was just the two of them. Sure he spoiled her with clothes and jewelry, but what father doesn't dote on his daughter? Except Bex's dad is alleged to be a notorious serial killer. Dubbed "The Wife Collector" by the press, her father disappeared before he could stand trial. And Bex was left to deal with the taunts and rumors. Foster care is her one chance at starting over, starting fresh. But Bex's old life isn't ready to let her go. When bodies start turning up in her new hometown, the police want to use her as bait to bring her father in for questioning. Is Bex trapping a serial killer or endangering an innocent man? "What a ride!"-April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die on Truly, Madly, Deadly "Well-rounded characters spark with life in this chiller."-Booklist on The Dare

Unholy Messenger

Unholy Messenger
Author: Stephen Singular
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780743291248
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Release: 2006
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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To all appearances, Dennis Rader was a model citizen in the small town where he had lived with his family almost his entire life. He was a town compliance officer, a former Boy Scout leader, the president of his church congregation, and a seemingly ordina

Secrets of a Serial Killer

Secrets of a Serial Killer
Author: Rosie Walker
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780008399962
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Release: 2020-07-17
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An edge-of-your-seat serial killer thriller that you won’t be able to put down!

The Phantom Prince

The Phantom Prince
Author: Elizabeth Kendall
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781683359524
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

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The inspiration for the five-part Amazon Original docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer This updated, expanded edition of The Phantom Prince, Elizabeth Kendall’s 1981 memoir detailing her six-year relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy, includes a new introduction and a new afterword by the author, never-before-seen photos, and a startling new chapter from the author’s daughter, Molly, who has not previously shared her story. Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers in American history and one of the most publicized to this day. However, very rarely do we hear from the women he left behind—the ones forgotten as mere footnotes in this tragedy. The Phantom Prince chronicles Elizabeth Kendall’s intimate relationship with Ted Bundy and its eventual unraveling. As much as has been written about Bundy, it’s remarkable to hear the perspective of people who shared their daily lives with him for years. This gripping account presents a remarkable examination of a charismatic personality that masked unimaginable darkness.

I The Creation of a Serial Killer

I  The Creation of a Serial Killer
Author: Jack Olsen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781429979078
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Release: 2003-08-18
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prize-winning journalist Jack Olsen, armed with unprecedented access to one of the most infamous serial killers in American history, provides a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a murderer in the killer's own words . . . In February 1990, Oregon State Police arrested John Sosnovke and Laverne Pavlinac for the vicious rape and murder of Taunja Bennet, a troubled 23-year-old barfly who had suffered mild retardation since birth. Pavlinac had come forth and confessed, implicating her boyfriend and producing physical evidence that linked them to the crime. Authorities closed the case. There was just one problem. They had the wrong people. And the real killer wasn't about to let anyone take credit for his kill. Keith Hunter Jesperson was a long haul truck driver and the murderer of eight women, including Taunja Bennet. As the case wound through police precincts and courts--ending in life sentences for both Sosnovke and Pavlinac--Jesperson began a twisted one man campaign to win their release. To the editors of newspapers and on the walls of highway rest stops, Jesperson scribbled out a series of taunting confessions: I killed Tanya Bennett . . . I beat her to death, raped her and loved it. Yes I'm sick, but I enjoy myself too. People took the blame and I'm free . . ..Look over your shoulder. I may be closer than you think. At the end of each confession, Jesperson drew a happy face, earning for himself the grisly sobriquet "The Happy Face Killer." Based on access to interviews, diaries, court records, and the criminal himself, I: The Creation of a Serial Killer is Jesperson's chilling story. It chronicles his evolution from angry child to sociopathic murderer, from tormentor of animals to torturer of women. It is also the story of the fate that befell him after two innocent citizens were imprisoned four years for one of his killings. Edgar Award winner Jack Olsen lets the killer to tell his story in his own words, offering unprecedented insight into the twisted thought process of a serial murderer. Olsen takes his readers along on Jesperson's vicious cross-country killing spree, letting him describe how he played his "death game" with eight innocent victims and how he finally came to grips with the fate he deserved. I: The Creation of a Serial Killer is one of the most revealing and insightful pieces of crime reporting ever published.