Pub. Date: July 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime ~ Library Book
Read: 1/26/2013 (Decades Challenge)
Rating: Really liked it ♥♡♥
BTK ~ “bind, torture, kill”, is probably the most famous serial killer in Wichita, Kansas. Actually he might be the only serial killer in Wichita, Kansas. Like most serial killers, when not killing he was ‘normal’, husband, father, boy scout leader, and church leader. Like most serial killers though, he had these urges to kill. The reason it took 31 years to catch him was he was able to resist his urges for years at a time.
This book is written by the reporters who covered the BTK story for “The Wichita Eagle”, not only were they familiar with the story, they also knew which police officers were most involved and were able to interview them to get the inside story they couldn’t get before Dennis Rader was convicted.
Reading this book was almost like being there. The four reporters have put forth an excellent detailed account of the murders and the lives off all involved in this case. You could almost feel the frustration and disappointment of the officers who couldn’t solve this case.
This is the definitive book about BTK, if you only read one book about Dennis Rader, this is the book.