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Read for Episode 15

A delightfully written albeit horrifying tale that I can't fathom actually happened here in the PNW. Gregg artfully narrates the harrowing tale of Dora Williamson and her escape from a place locals call Starvation Heights run by a woman who is either delusional or sadistic. Get some tea and a comfy blanket and dig in, I was alternating from mouth agape to delightful giggles at how funny this author can be when describing people.

Starvation Heights

By Gregg Olsen

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Read for Episode 13

A book written with dedication and attention to detail. Nancy wrote this book in such a way, that it allowed the reader to explore the holes in their own opinion. Reviewing a monstrous act to see the humanity in the dark space a mother was inhabiting. By the end of the book, the reader may find themselves blaming more than just the person responsible. Amanda was full of pain, neglect, and abuse - she was a lost women in a time where we expect mothers to be perfect. 

 

To The Bridge

By Nancy Rommelmann

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Read for Episode 11

Quick and to the point! This book was easy to ingest and gave quite a bit of detail. If you are looking for just a bit more but don't want to spend a whole week reading about it, this is the book for you. 

The Spokane Killer

By Jack Smith

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Read for Episode 9

Good content, easy to follow. Timeline and forensics could have been cleaner. The author was too kind when describing Diane's character and looks. 

 Check out the movie version staring Farrah Faucet, despite her non-Diane hair and face, she played the part very well!

Small Sacrifices

By  Ann Rule

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Read for Episode 2

So many details! This author had access to the brain of one of the most violent murders and was able to get him to tell her all about the nightmares he inflicted. 

Through the Window

By Diane Fanning

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Read for Episode 14

Packed full of information. This is a big case full of details, an endless list of suspects, and a very long timeframe, so it was nice to have one great source to reference.

 

The Peyton-Allan Files

By Phil Stanford

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Read for Episode 11

Of the Spokane Serial killer coverage currently available, I preferred this book. It is jam packed with details on the case, and the author clearly interviewed people involved in the case.

 

Body Count

By Burl Barer

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Read for Episode 11

Get your towel, because this book is dripping with Mark Fuhrman's hubris. There were moments I quite liked, such as the advocacy for bridging the gap between people working the streets and law enforcement. And while I got a few good tidbits from this book, there are better books on the case without all of the personal back patting. 

Murder in Spokane

By Mark Fuhrman

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Read for Episode 5

Horrifying and thorough, I could not put this down. You will get sucked in on page 1. Easy to read which was surprising considering it was written by doctors!

The New Evil

By Michael Stone MD and Gary Brucato, PhD

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An interesting perspective. Keep in mind, one of the writers knows one of the victims. However, I enjoyed this easy read. 

Missing: 

The Oregon City Girls

By Linda O'Neal, Philip Tennyson & Rick Watson

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