OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SERIAL KILLERS by Mary Brett
Raw and Intense
Brett pens a raw, true crime title in OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SERIAL KILLERS/ This is the first book of this author's that I've read. The book gives information that comes straight from the killer's words, their letters. Brett tells the story that the killers tell her, but it is a little surreal entering the mind of the serial killer. There are over 70 killers in the book, and some are not as infamous as they wanted to be, and some are known only to their victims (and surviving family). There was a lot of research done to write this book, and I've read a lot of true crime and this is definitely a unique way to tell not only the killer's story but the victim's as well. It's dark and heartbreaking, and not just the answers to the question "why?" but also other details from statements, media and testimony. The title provides details that only the killer knows, and was willing to share. One killer (who was executed) said, “[If I didn't get caught] I’d still be killing. I couldn’t stop killing. It got easier with each one we did.” I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.