The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

by Gretchen Brinck

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The Boy Next Door by Gretchen Brinck

Brinck presents the explosive true story of the boy next door who turned out to be a psychotic killer. Police were unable to tie a local misfit, Jon Dunkle, to the stabbing death of 12-year-old Lance Turner in 1984--until another murder surfaced and a female police officer had the courage to pose as the suspect's girlfriend to get at the truth. 12 pages of photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786019953
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 6.94(h) x 1.02(d)

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The Boy Next Door 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DevonPhelps More than 1 year ago
My grandmother is the author of this book and she did a magnificent job. It is an intense true crime that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time you are reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt that Gretchen Brinck's description of Jon Dunkle was riveting. I felt both anger and sympathy through out the book. I think that her explanation as to how hard the Davies family had to work just to get the police to listen was both heart wrenching and very anger provoking. I felt like I wanted to scream each time the family was told that their son was a runaway. Gretchen Brinck's writing helpes us understand how such a tragic loss as your child missing can turn into one mans games and deceptions. I also feel that this book should be in every police training seminar so that they can learn that parents of missing children do know their kids better then police seem to think that they do. So that no other parent of a child over the age of 10 will ever have to hear 'OH, HE'LL COME HOME WHEN HE GETS COLD AND HUNGRY' like the Davies family did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Provided Ms. Brinck focuses on the crimes, the psychopathic behavior of Jon Dunkle, and the horror of the persons involved, this is a 5 star book. However, her constant discussion of government legislation, as well as families activism, grew quite tiresome.