A Serial Killer s Daughter

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

A Serial Killer s Daughter

A Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: Kerri Rawson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1400221005
Available:
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? Kerri Rawson, the daughter of the notorious serial killer known as BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill), tells the nightmarish story of that discovery and of her long journey of faith and healing.

A Serial Killer s Daughter

A Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: Kerri Rawson
Pages: 326
ISBN: 1404108556
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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, Wichita celebrated 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.

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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The Serial Killer s Daughter

The Serial Killer s Daughter
Author: Heywood Gould
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0981957250
Available:
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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

My Sister the Serial Killer

My Sister  the Serial Killer
Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Release: 2018
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Slasher meets satire in this darkly comic novel set in Nigeria about a woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.

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

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

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

Explanation of the 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.

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act
Author: Jeannie McDonough,Paul Lonardo
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101189207
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Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We walked in on a surreal scene. There are few words, if any, to accurately describe the abject horror... What Jeannie and Kevin McDonough saw was a wanted, multi-state serial killer about to take his next victim-their own daughter. What happened next was a thrilling true-crime story of a fight for justice and the harrowing struggle with the unexpected nightmare of "survivor guilt".

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.

Summary Analysis of A Serial Killer s Daughter

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

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.

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.

The Third Rainbow Girl

The Third Rainbow Girl
Author: Emma Copley Eisenberg
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316449205
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Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stunning, complex narrative about the fractured legacy of a decades-old double murder in rural West Virginia -- and the writer determined to put the pieces back together. In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders" though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. As time passed, the truth seemed to slip away, and the investigation itself inflicted its own traumas -- turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming the fears of violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries. In The Third Rainbow Girl, Emma Copley Eisenberg uses the Rainbow Murders case as a starting point for a thought-provoking tale of an Appalachian community bound by the false stories that have been told about it. Weaving in experiences from her own years spent living in Pocahontas County, she follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, revealing how this mysterious murder has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and desires. Beautifully written and brutally honest, The Third Rainbow Girl presents a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America -- divided by gender and class, and haunted by its own violence.

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here
Author: John Allore,Patricia Pearson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780735277175
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As compelling as Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark or James Ellroy's My Dark Places, this is the story of a brother's lifelong determination to find the truth about his sister's death, a police force that was ignoring the cases of missing and murdered women, and, to the surprise of everyone involved, a previously undiscovered serial killer. In the fall of 1978 teenager Theresa Allore went missing near Sherbrooke, Quebec. She wasn't seen again until the spring thaw revealed her body in a creek only a few kilometers away. Shrugging off her death as a result of 1970s drug culture, police didn't investigate. Patricia Pearson started dating Theresa's brother John during the aftermath of Theresa's death. Though the two teens would go their separate ways, the family's grief, obsession with justice and desire for the truth never left Patricia. Little did she know, the shockwaves of Theresa's death would return to her life repeatedly over the next forty years. In 2001, John had just moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife and young children, when the cops came to the door. They had determined that a young girl had been murdered and buried in the basement. John wondered: If these cops could look for this young girl, why had nobody even tried to find out what happened to Theresa? Unable to rest without closure, he reached out to Patricia, by now an accomplished crime journalist and author, and together they found answers far bigger and more alarming than they could have imagined--and a legacy of violence that refused to end.

American Predator

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Diary of a Murderer

Diary of a Murderer
Author: Young-ha Kim
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781328545565
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Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Filled with the kind of sublime, galvanizing stories that strike like a lightning bolt, searing your nerves . . . It’s easy enough to see why Kim . . . is acclaimed as the best writer of his generation; pick up this book and find out for yourself.” — Nylon It’s been twenty-five years since I last murdered someone, or has it been twenty-six? Diary of a Murderer captivates and provokes in equal measure, exploring what it means to be on the edge—between life and death, good and evil. In the titular novella, a former serial killer suffering from memory loss sets his sights on one final target: his daughter’s boyfriend, who he suspects is also a serial killer. In other stories we witness an affair between two childhood friends that questions the limits of loyalty and love; a family’s disintegration after a baby son is kidnapped and recovered years later; and a wild, erotic ride about pursuing creativity at the expense of everything else. From “one of South Korea’s best and most worldly writers” (NPR), Diary of a Murderer is chilling and high-powered all the way through. “Kim is expert at finding the humanity inside the other, the comedy inside the tragedy, and the twisted within the seemingly normal.” — CrimeReads

Child 44

Child 44
Author: Tom Rob Smith
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781847398086
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Release: 2009-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD MOSCOW, 1953. Under Stalin’s terrifying regime, families live in fear. When the all-powerful State claims there is no such thing as crime, who dares disagree? AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER IN OVER 30 LANGUAGES An ambitious secret police officer, Leo Demidov believes he’s helping to build the perfect society. But when he uncovers evidence of a killer at large – a threat the state won’t admit exists – Demidov must risk everything, including the lives of those he loves, in order to expose the truth. A THRILLER UNLIKE ANY YOU HAVE EVER READ But what if the danger isn’t from the killer he is trying to catch, but from the country he is fighting to protect? Nominated for seventeen international awards and inspired by a real-life investigation, CHILD 44 is a relentless story of love, hope and bravery in a totalitarian world. From the screenwriter of the acclaimed television series, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY.