The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer

The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer

by Jason Moss, Jeffrey Kottler
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Last Victim 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on serial killers. This one bored me. Moss takes way to much time telling the reader about how great he is and how intelligent he is. He also feels the need to keep telling the reader that he is not gay and is sickened to write the things in his letters. I also have a very hard time believing that this one peron gained confidence of so many killers. I believe that he had extensive contact with Gacy, but the others I believe he had to embelish. I would not recommend this book. There are so many great books on serial killers. This is about the self absorbed author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story grabbed and pulled me in, just as John Wayne Gacy pulled Jason Moss into his sick world and mind. Jason Moss took a huge risk with this adventure. I'm not sure if it was a brave or foolish undertaking. I would like to believe he is living well today, mentally and physically. I hope he was able to execute John Gacy from his mind and sole the way Gacy was executed from his own life on earth!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truthfully, I was initially hesitant about reading this book as I am more interested in the crimes rather than examining the perpetrator. But this book caught my attention from start to finish. The insight into the criminal mind was amazing and I recommend this book 100% to anyone interested in true crime.
AnonymousLR More than 1 year ago
I, too, thought the book dragged a little in the beginning and Moss talked about himself too much; however, after he started writing these serial killers in prison it took on a life of its own. I found myself staying up at night to read the entire book. Here is a 17 year old kid doing a "school project" on serial killers and it's amazing he got these people to write him back. However, I do believe they did write him because what else are they going to do in prison? The book mainly focuses on the Jason's relationship with serial killer John Wayne Gacy (the Killer Clown). It becomes very intense and that's what keeps you on the edge of your seat. How that relationship develops and what happens. This was one of my book club's picks. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but we always read these kinds of books and I found myself wanting to know more and more about what was going on in the life of Jason Moss and John Wayne Gacy.
chercherCA More than 1 year ago
If you're into true crime books you're going to love this book. I read it a while back but literally couldn't put it down! Definitely recommend this book. Trying to get my husband to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be wonderful. I love true crime stories, picked this one up one day and absolutely loved it. This is a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jeffrey Kottler,his life and times,,,,,,, would be a better title for this book, mostly boring, and about how smart he is, his college training, and how spoiled he was growing up, there were some good aspects when he was interviewing john wayne gacy, but all in all, it was a hard book NOT to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find Jason Moss's book circumspect at best. I wanted copies as proof of the letters supposedly written by Gacy, Dahmer and Manson. I never sensed the power of academic or other research to corroborate Moss's story. Possibly Moss had the ability to correspond with serial killers on some level. However, for Moss to play chameleon for each, and dupe them into confidential correspondence seems to lend him an air of credibilty he did not establish for me. I will admit to having nightmares last night about serial killers, most likely from Moss's obsession. I did sense that!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jason is an incredible human being, extremely gutsy. I read this book in 1 day so hard to put it down. This book is an absolute must READ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm surprised so many people loved this book. I've read a lot of true crime and serial killer books and this is by far my least favorite. I got annoyed with the author always praising himself for his ability to gain these killers confidences. I also find it hard to believe the serial killers were so open with him. I wish I could see copies of the letters. It wasn't a horrible read but not as good as I was hoping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a huge fan of true crime, however this book was very interesting. It tells the story from an angle not usually explored by the true crime genre. Its a very realistic portrail of how manipulative criminals can be. Also I recommend anyone who reads this book look up the author as well and look at what happened to him after this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like true crime this will be a treat.
TruecrimefanCL More than 1 year ago
Very interesting perspective on serial killers and how some of the most notricious killers may have messed with the minds of their victims. Great read if you like true crime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I am not easily scared and this book made it impossible for me to sleep. As you read you can see the psychological damage these killers inflict on jasons mind. You can tell, with the last line of the book, these killers are the reason jason kills himself in 2002!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book - he really was playing with fire going to see Gacey. Poor soul years later committed suicide in 2013. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe these reviews. One said this was the best he ever read. Omg-that is so scary. I do agree with those that said the author was braggard.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the hell out of this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt set this book down...i read it in 2 days. It gets a little raunchy at times and very vivid but i loved it. It really makes you think about what goes on in serial killers minds and lets you into their heads :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book scared the heck out of me!! One of the best books i've read in a VERY long time!!! And then I saw the movie, "Dear Mr. Gacy."  Naturally,  not nearly as intense as the book, of course, but something worth watching. I had actually thought about doing what this young man did, and write to major killers incarerated, but will NEVER after reading this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Contains real raw terror. Shows that real monsters arn't Freddy and Jason. But it very explict. But I loved it!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great couldnt put it down. It is difficult to read at times because the details were vivid but great read
Demert More than 1 year ago
Great read. This book was hard to put down. It takes you into the crazy minds of serial killers and how they can still effect a person from behind bars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago