In August 1982, a 30-year-old woman, Jane Goodwin, was found murdered in her Newark, New Jersey apartment. Her killer had strangled Jane until she passed out. Then, reportedly, he ripped open her blouse, posed her with her breasts exposed, and repeatedly stabbed Jane in the chest. He left no fingerprints or DNA--just a shattered, grieving family.
Over the next 19 years, three other women were attacked in a similar fashion. Two of them, Karen Osman (at Rutgers University in Newark) and Carmen Rodriquez (in Hartford, Connecticut) died at this monster's hand.
Police eventually caught their assailant, Edwin "Ned" Snelgrove, a promising college grad with an uncontrollable desire to hurt women. Ned was jailed. Yet while serving a 20-year sentence, he developed a twisted obsession with one very sick hero--infamous serial murderer Ted Bundy, a man he wrote about extensively in his prison letters to a friend. Ned studied the notorious killer, looked up to him. And as Ned festered in prison, waiting for the day he was to be cut loose, he decided he would be better than Bundy when he got out and started killing once again.
Author M. William Phelps takes readers to some very dark places here, so hang on.
Introduction by New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen.
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About the Author
GREGG OLSEN IS THE NEW YORK TIMES, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of twenty books, both true crime and fiction, including Abandoned Prayers, Closer than Blood, Bitch on Wheels, A Twisted Faith, Starvation Heights, and If Loving You Is Wrong. He appears frequently on television on such shows as Fatal Vows, Dateline NBC, NPR, Good Morning America, The Early Show, FOX News; CNN, Anderson Cooper, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, Snapped, Deadly Women, and A&E's Biography. His book, Envy, was the Washington State selection for the National Book Festival. He lives in a small town on Puget Sound, Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Interesting dialog with a serial killer from my home town. Rather creepy how it was an interview between serial killer and journalist, not just a novel already written.