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Cries in the Desert

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Best book ever read

Well i read this book a few yrs ago and then i lent out the book to some officers that actually worked the case. I live in Socorro Nm which is about 45 min from where all this happened. I beleive the author did a great job telling the story and really giving us a glimps...
Well i read this book a few yrs ago and then i lent out the book to some officers that actually worked the case. I live in Socorro Nm which is about 45 min from where all this happened. I beleive the author did a great job telling the story and really giving us a glimpse into the sick twisted mind of David Parker Rey. This story goes far beyond what happened there at the lake. This story has changedthe lives of many. I Know a few people that worked the case and who will never be the same. There are stories of what happened to some detectives after documenting every article of evidence in the tox box which are not brought to the attention of the reader. I have also had the pleasure to speak with one of the women who was mentioned in the book who now resides in Colorado. She is a friend of one of my close friends, she tries to live day to day and care for her family. I read some of the reviews posted on here and i find some that are complaing about how much the author went into detail about some stuff but i beleive the author did that cause that the only way he could bring to light 1 third of what he learned form this case. Hopefully my review was insightfull thanks for reading

posted by Anonymous on January 20, 2008

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

I was very disappointed after reading this book. The story line went back and forth too often, too many unnecessary details and not enough necessary details. The actual event has what it takes to make a good story, but it was not done in this book.

posted by Anonymous on October 7, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Whacko

    Mix drugs, sex and satan and this is what you get.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

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    Shocking Story of Sadistic Torture

    Cries in the Desert relives the story of David Parker Ray and how he viciously tortured many women in his "toy box" dubbed torture chamber. The story is gruesome, and sick. Some readers will be truely shocked and disturbed. John Glatt wrote it well, but some details could have been left out in order to put in more information that would have made the read engrossing. I feel that the author put in too many detials that didn't fit the story, but it did work. I would highly recommend the book to fans of true crime!

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

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    A Must Read Especially if you like True Stories

    John Glatt is a great writer and unfolds this story like a well laid out napkin. What these women went through is terrifying and Glatt is great at explaining and maintaining the story line. The suspense builds in this story and you will remain glued to your set and and can't put the book down to find out how it all comes out. You hear the story in the news but the book explains the story behind the story. A must read.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    Cries in the desert

    Great book. Didnt want to put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    if your into true crime, this book is for you!

    a good read, especially as the author took you deep into the mind of the killer. the one con of the book was that the author could have taken us on a thrill ride regarding the suffering of the victims, however it was scarcelly mentioned!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2002

    WoW

    This story is one you will be talking about for several days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2002

    great read...... but its true.

    A very good book. I couldnt believe the things i read. the only thing that is bad is the killers. The author is great with the writing. This is a true and very sick story. John Glatt wrote this story very well and it is a very easy read but again it is true that is the only bad part. The book had my attention for 2 days, I could not put it down. I plan on reading more of his books.

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