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Perfect Poison: A Female Serial Killer's Deadly Medicine

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The Profile of Death

It is a blood-curdling page turner. But it is also a meticulously researched study of the inner recesses of the mind of a psychopathic narcissist. The incredible story of Kristen H. Gilbert, a VA nurse who murdered her patients, probably to show off, especially to her p...
It is a blood-curdling page turner. But it is also a meticulously researched study of the inner recesses of the mind of a psychopathic narcissist. The incredible story of Kristen H. Gilbert, a VA nurse who murdered her patients, probably to show off, especially to her paramour, the facility's security guard. The book is a parallel anatomy of the disintegration of a personality - and the merciless slayings of veterans, young and old. It also provides a breathtaking and intimate view of how ER and ICU operate in modern medical facilities and how vulnerable these are to manipulation and worse. The book is refreshingly politically incorrect. The author makes no secret of what he thinks of his subject and her unspeakable acts. But, like a good detective, he never loses track of the scent. The plot thickens, the tension mounts, the reader is constantly kept guessing and on the edge of his seat. The only regrettable thing is that this superb thriller is based on real events. Sam Vaknin, author of 'Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited'.

posted by Anonymous on August 9, 2003

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

interesting but dragged on and on

The whole story was very interesting, and while I realize the whole process took so long to get an arrest and conviction, it just dragged. Even though the woman in here was a true psychopath, the author was clearly biased when he wrote it instead of just sticking to th...
The whole story was very interesting, and while I realize the whole process took so long to get an arrest and conviction, it just dragged. Even though the woman in here was a true psychopath, the author was clearly biased when he wrote it instead of just sticking to the facts.

posted by Kashenka20 on January 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    interesting but dragged on and on

    The whole story was very interesting, and while I realize the whole process took so long to get an arrest and conviction, it just dragged. Even though the woman in here was a true psychopath, the author was clearly biased when he wrote it instead of just sticking to the facts.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Fan of true crime; not of this

    I am a huge fan of true crime books, but reading this book felt like a chore. It just dragged on for ages. The chapters are all extremely short so there are over 90 of them! I've read other books by this author and I'm not really a fan of his. It's a shame really since the subject seemed so interesting. I believe she was mentioned on "Deadly Women"

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    Posted July 18, 2011

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