Trusting Evil

Trusting Evil

by Mary Leo


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During the summer of 1966, Richard Franklin Speck, a twenty-two year old Ordinary Seaman, waiting for a berth aboard a merchant ship, murdered eight student nurses inside a townhouse in South Chicago, shocking the surrounding hardworking, religious community to its very core. Twenty years later, Carly Rocket and her business partner, Mike Holtzer, find themselves inside Stateville Correctional Facility hired to cast extras for a Hollywood movie. Unbeknownst to Carly, Speck is one of Stateville's inmates. His infamous murders took place only blocks from her childhood home leaving her with deep emotional scars. Discovering that Speck is enjoying his life behind bars, Carly is outraged and conspires with a guard to make a video tape of Speck's uninhibited life in an attempt to change prison regulations. But it backfires, and suddenly Carly finds herself in danger of becoming Speck's ninth victim.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497335844
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/14/2014
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mary Leo is a bestselling author of romance, mystery, and crime fiction. When she's not writing she's busy researching, reading and trying to teach her indifferent cat how to fetch.

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Trusting Evil 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
itsamekatrina on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved this read. I read the whole book before realizing it was based on a true story. What a horrible fate for those young girls!
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Trusting Evil (by Mary Leo) Carly Rocket and Mike Holtzer are filming a movie in Stateville Correctional Facility outside of Chicago. She finds that notorious killer Richard Speck is housed there. He killed eight nurses in the South Chicago neighborhood where Carly grew up. Memories of the 1966 murders are haunting her and they decide to film the "good life" Richard has in prison. Little does she know her life is in danger. A fantastic thriller. I grew up in Chicago and do remember the murders. I loved the way a bit of fact was thrown into the story. I also felt the blending of 1966 events with the 1980's events (where the story took place) flowed perfectly. I highly recommend to thriller/murder lovers.