Evil Eyes

Evil Eyes

by Corey Mitchell

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ISBN-13: 9780786042647
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 542,378
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Corey Mitchell wrote several bestselling true crime books including Hollywood Death Scenes, Dead and Buried, Evil Eyes, Savage Son, Strangler, Murdered Innocence, and Pure Murder. He was also the founder of the #1 true crime blog, In Cold Blog, and a contributing editor for MetalSucks, the #1 website for heavy metal news. He co-founded Austin’s Housecore Horror Film Festival and co-authored Philip H. Anselmo’s Mouth for War: Pantera and Beyond

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Evil Eyes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely eye opening . I guess the old saying truth is stranger than fiction . More like scarier than fiction. This is a well researched and written book. Should be a must read for women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Personally, I liked this book based upon two different subjects. First is that Coral Watts doesn't offer anything to the author so being completely written third person, it's interesting. The police and court system that had to deal with him must have felt so controlled as they knew he was responsible for more than he was convicted for. Second, out of the over 100 books on Serials I've read, it's interesting to see that Watts is so compelled to kill, that he'll do it in broad daylight, he'll take more than one life at the same place. And when it comes down to finally putting him away, and you find out his reasoning for everything, that's the shock.
SeeMonkey More than 1 year ago
This is a standard true crime book, but it covers a lot of ground. Unfortunately, most of the book dwells on the victims of Coral Watts, and there are entire chapters dedicated to several of his known victims. We therefore never get a real glimpse into Watts' psyche and what made him do what he did. The majority of the book concentrates on what limited information the author had access to, and this basically amounts to public records and some sparse second-party interviews with the families of Watt's victims. Don't get me wrong- recognizing the trail of devastation and its effect on the families is important, but the author has to cover for his lack of clinical psychological experience by overemphasizing the hell that everyone involved went through. For readers of true crime books, it's nothing new, and ultimately adds no insight to the story. The end result is a little shallow, and does little to shed light on the why Coral Watts decided to take the lives of several women. In addition, speculation is rampant throughout the book, from Watts' method of killing each victim to how many women he ultimately murdered. The author seems to insist that Watts has a mythical body count that puts him on the same pedestal as Bundy or Ridgway. The truth is that the body count ultimately rested on the confessions of Watts, who was all too willing to admit to scores of murders for a little bit of free time outside the prison walls while he escorted law enforcement officials on sometimes fruitless searches for bodies. Those who are interested in digging into the psychology of serial killers would be advised to look into more scholarly works. If you enjoy second-hand true crime schlock, then this book may be for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Corey Mitchell has managed to introduce us to each of the woman who were killed by Coral Watts. Coreys compassion for the victims and families is seen with each description of every woman. The research done on this book is obviously displayed thru out the book and appreciated by this reader. From the very begining to the very end the story told gave me the ' heebie jeebies.' Thank you Corey Mitchell for opening the eyes of so many and being true to the story. Thumbs up to you. This will be a great learning tool for many. Thank goodness for barking dogs and for Joseph Foy. A man who has a story that must be told.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since I lived the story first hand. I think Corey did a great job educating the American readers on Coral Watts. The book was very imformative and I would think to the first time reader getting knowledge of Watts and his evil, I'm sure the book was shocking. But the story is far from over and I am in the process of trying to write a book of my experience and my countinued fight to keep Watts in prison here in Michigan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received a pre-released copy of Evil Eyes and it was a great read... very informative, Corey Mitchell did a great job with the facts at hand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿ve had the pleasure to read an advanced copy of Evil Eyes. Quite simply, it was amazing¿it reads like fiction. Easily one of the most griping true crime books I¿ve ever read. Mitchell masterfully weaves the true tale of a silent killer who struck randomly and with out remorse, and of the valiant efforts of a mother determined to see justice served. Caring details are given to the lives of each of Watt¿s victims and of the pain and loss of the still living victims, the families. He also dispels common myth and misconception regarding the phenomenon of serial murder and race, profiling, and other less known curio dealing with a great number of true crime cases. The author's knowledge of the case is as expansive as the city of Houston this book is a wealth of true crime information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Corey Mitchell is easily the best modern-day true crime author and once again hits it out of the park with 'Evil Eyes.' I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book and boy, am I ever grateful! The frightening story of Coral Eugene Watts, the worst serial killer in American history, kept me up late for two nights straight. Mitchell's effortless writing style, combined with his ability to make such a gruesome tale come to life, made me feel like I was reading a novel. There is so much information on Watts, yet I never felt bogged down like so many other true crime authors these days. I was fascinated by the casual nature of Watts and how he killed and killed and killed with no remorse whatsoever. I was also fascinated with Harriett Semander's tale -- she is the mother of one of Watts's many victims and plays a key role in what happens to her daughter's killer. Mitchell not only weaves Watts and Semander's stories, but dozens more and I never once was confused. Mitchell's research is impeccable, his organization is top notch, and his writing skill is leaps and bounds above the competition. 'Evil Eyes' is easily the best true crime book of the past 12 months. Do yourself a favor and rush out to buy this book now!! Corey Mitchell is the new Truman Capote!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿ve had the pleasure to read an advanced copy of Evil Eyes by Corey Mitchell. Quite simply, it was amazing¿it reads like fiction. Easily one of the most griping true crime books I¿ve ever read. Mitchell expertly weaves the true tale of a silent killer who struck randomly and with out remorse, and of the valiant efforts of a mother determined to see justice served. Caring details are given to the lives of each of Watt¿s victims and of the pain and loss of the still living victims, the families. He also dispels common myth and misconception regarding the phenomenon of serial murder and race, the ¿art¿ of profiling, and other less known curio dealing with a great number of true crime cases. Mitchell¿s knowledge of the case is as expansive as the city of Houston. Evil eyes is a wealth of true crime information. Corey Mitchell delivers again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got a chance to read an advance copy of Evil Eyes. From right at the beginning of Evil Eyes, you find yourself feeling like a stormchaser following the destructive path of a tornado. Only thing though is, the tornado is a remorseless psychopath leaving a trail of destroyed lives. Corey Mitchell takes the reins in this book as a macabre tour guide, taking you from crime scene to crime scene, and all the while he masterfully combines the lives, the aspirations of the victims, with thier unfortunate fate. The victims come to life once again as thier stories unfold, and you can sense and appreciate the authors efforts to tell thier stories as well. All the while as he guides you from one crime scene to the next, you cant help but feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of carnage Coral Watts inflicted upon his victims. Overwhelming as it is, you have to keep following the trail, because in the end you see the pattern of the modis operendi, develop clearly defined. Finally, the trail ends fortunately in the hands of the courts, but the story is far from over. What happens next is beyond belief and you might find yourself like me, who was not familiar with the case, anxiously wondering what is going to happen next.