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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Book Review: American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan (audiobook)

Well I thought this book sounded terrifying and I was right. Not all true crime books scare me, but Israel Keyes doesn't seem like a serial killer, which is what makes him so horrifying. He had a steady business, maintained longstanding relationships, he even had a daughter. And yet, all across the country, he murdered people.

We'll never know how many or who or where, but he sometimes traveled vast distances, and he had "kill kits" buried in various far flung states. You know, in case the urge to kill struck suddenly, so he'd always be prepared to execute his deadly whims. Finally it's a kidnapping and murder in Alaska that does him in and alerts the FBI to his existence--and it still takes absolutely ages for them to put the clues together and convict him. This book is not for the faint of heart--even among true crime fans. You may have crossed paths with this man. He wouldn't have raised any red flags. We'll never know. This book kept me awake (excellent for long drives!)

I checked this digital audiobook out of the library via Libby/Overdrive.


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