A book that defies the notion that we would know if our coworker was a serial killer. In this book, the author Ann Rule describes her relation with her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, which she slowly discovers is actually Ted Bundy, guilty of murdering at least 36 young women in the United States.
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Pro Unbiased storytelling
Pro It is a close up personal look into a serial killer
The author had a platonic relationship with the serial killer for years, up until his execution, so she knows a lot of details that are not available anywhere else.
Pro Several formats available
It's available in paperback, hard-cover and in ebook(Kindle) format.
Con The murders are not told in chronological order
The story skips around quite a bit and does not go through them in a way that true crime fans might want to.
Con It doesn't get much into the mind of Ted Bundy
The book is filled with details of Ann Rule's relationship with Ted, and her feelings for him, however, she doesn't really dive into what was going on inside the mind of the killer. That lack of psychological perspective is felt throughout the novel.