A Serial Killer’s Daughter
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|Author||: Kerri Rawson|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apartment. When she opened it, an FBI agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, a name he’d given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, torture, kill. As news of his capture spread, Wichitacelebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare. For Kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief. The same man who had been a loving father, a devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Everything she had believed about her life had been a lie. Written with candor and extraordinary courage, A Serial Killer’s Daughter is an unflinching exploration of life with one of America’s most infamous killers and an astonishing tale of personal and spiritual transformation. For all who suffer from unhealed wounds or the crippling effects of violence, betrayal, and anger, Kerri Rawson’s story offers the hope of reclaiming sanity in the midst of madness, rebuilding a life in the shadow of death, and learning to forgive the unforgivable. “No easy answers here. No platitudes. Only raw honesty, written with the gracious authority of one who has glimpsed hell. Kerri Rawson shares her earned wisdom and a hope that has been bought with tears and nightmares. This book is a gritty must-read in the library of hope.” —Paul J. Pastor, author of The Face of the Deep and The Listening Day
|Author||: ZIP Reads|
|Editor||: ZIP Reads|
PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2D5hrtA Author Kerri Rawson tells the heart-breaking story of finding out her loving father was the infamous Bind-Torture-Kill serial killer. It is a story worth telling, filled with hope as a new light shines on the dark legacy of BTK. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Shocking details from the BTK's history - The emotional turmoil experienced by his family - Editorial Review - Background on Rawson About the Original Book: In a refreshing title among the hoard of BTK paperbacks, this candid story of faith and forgiveness stems from his own daughter, Kerri. Open and raw, it is impossible to put down. The surprising narrative sends shivers down the spine, not for its focus on the macabre, but for the selfless courage with which the author shares about the brokenness of a family. There is healing to be found here and it isn’t in the notoriety of a serial killer. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, A Serial Killer's Daughter. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2D5hrtA to purchase a copy of the original book.
|Author||: Melissa Moore|
|Editor||: Horizon Publishers|
Melissa always knew that her family wasn't perfect, but she never suspected the shocking truth What would you do if, as a teenager, you found out that someone you loved had committed the most horrific of acts? Worse, what if he had done it again and again? Could you ever learn to forgive him? Would you even want to? In Shattered Silence Melissa Moore shares the true story of her life as the daughter of the notorious Happy Face serial killer. In this inspiring story, Melissa grows from a confused child to an outraged adolescent to an accepting adult. As she slowly connects the dots and realizes the full extent of the terrifying and gruesome crimes her father has committed, Melissa also begins to realize that she cannot change her father all she has control over is her own life and deciding how she will react to everything that has happened. Told with heartbreaking sincerity, this uplifting story of optimism and discovering joy, even in the face of overwhelming adversity, will inspire you to face your own challenges with a similar attitude of hope.
|Author||: Heywood Gould|
|Editor||: Nightbird Press, LLC|
Peter Vogel, a college senior with literary ambitions, has lurid, erotic fantasies about an enigmatic classmate named Hannah Seeley. She favors his overtures with a dismissive smile until one day, out of the blue, she offers him a proposition: if he ghostwrites her papers she'll have sex with him. He agrees and turns her into an A student. She pays promptly, but mechanically. Still, his obsession deepens and when she disappears at the end of the semester he is crushed and tries unsuccessfully to find her.Then, after graduation, she suddenly reappears, bringing a chain of bizarre events. On their first night together they are attacked by home invaders who are later found dead in a dumpster. And a day later they are almost carjacked by two thugs in an Escalade who are then found shot dead on a service road. Now, Hannah confesses. She is the daughter of the Robbinsgate Killer, a church deacon and local official who terrorized her small California town in the '90s, torturing and murdering 11 people, among them her best friend. Someone is stalking her, trying to kill her. It began with e-mails and phone calls, threatening to make her suffer as much as her father's victims. A man tried to grab her in a parking lot. Another was waiting outside her apartment. The police don't believe her; the FBI says it's not unusual for the families of criminals to be harassed. No one sympathizes with the daughter of a serial killer.She admits she seduced Peter out of desperation. She was alone, unprotected. She felt safe when they were together. She used him, but now she's wracked with guilt because she put him in danger. She tells him to forget her and save himself. But Peter cannot let Hannah go. Instead, he resolves to find out who, if anyone is trying to kill her.They embark on a journey of discovery. Every step takes them deeper into a state pf paranoid uncertainty in which they don't know what is real or imagined. Are they fighting phantoms or real assassins? The biker comes back into their lives again. They are shadowed by a blond man in steel-rimmed glasses.The Houston detective tells Peter that Hannah is lying and is really a courier for the Mexican cartels. Hannah's pastor is convinced that she is imagining it all as a way to atone for her father's crimes.A man follows them. They set a trap and Peter accidentally kills him, but then doesn't know if he was an assassin or a DEA agent acting on a tip from the Houston police. They speak to a radical lawyer, who is convinced that her father was the subject of a military experiment gone horribly wrong. Later, that lawyer is murdered and they realize they will be suspects.In search of clues they visit Hannah's bitter, self-pitying father in the isolation block of a maximum-security prison. Amazingly, he sees himself as the victim and his victims' families as his persecutors.Peter becomes a fugitive. A suspected murderer. All in search of an answer that remains elusive to the very end.
|Author||: Melissa G. Moore with M. Bridget Cook|
|Author||: Katherine Ramsland, PhD|
|Editor||: University Press of New England|
In 1974, Dennis Lynn Rader stalked and murdered a family of four in Wichita, Kansas. Since adolescence, he had read about serial killers and imagined becoming one. Soon after killing the family, he murdered a young woman and then another, until he had ten victims. He named himself "B.T.K." (bind, torture, kill) and wrote notes that terrorized the city. He remained on the loose for thirty years. No one who knew him guessed his dark secret. He nearly got away with his crimes, but in 2004, he began to play risky games with the police. He made a mistake. When he was arrested, Rader's family, friends, and coworkers were shocked to discover that B.T.K. had been among them, going to work, raising his children, and acting normal. This case stands out both for the brutal treatment of victims and for the ordinary public face that Rader, a church council president, had shown to the outside world. Through jailhouse visits, telephone calls, and written correspondence, Katherine Ramsland worked with Rader himself to analyze the layers of his psyche. Using his drawings, letters, interviews, and Rader's unique codes, she presents in meticulous detail the childhood roots and development of one man's motivation to stalk, torture, and kill. She reveals aspects of the dark motivations of this most famous of living serial killers that have never before been revealed. In this book Katherine Ramsland presents an intelligent, original, and rare glimpse into the making of a serial killer and the potential darkness that lives next door.
|Author||: L a Detwiler|
"There's something very wrong with Daddy..."Ruby Marlowe's mother died when she was two, and her single father has ensured she has everything she needs. However, everyone has dark secrets, and Ruby's father is no exception...When she's young, she doesn't understand the weight of her father's killing game. After she begins to investigate her mother's life and death, however, Ruby starts to believe there are some secrets even she doesn't know about the serial killer she calls Daddy. As her father's killing grows rampant, the secrets get harder and harder to hide-and she fears it will all come crashing down. Will Ruby seek a different life for herself and betray the only person who has ever loved her, or will she get wrapped up in his sinister path?A twisted page-turner that shines an eerie light on the father-daughter bond from the USA Today and International Bestseller L.A. Detwiler.
|Author||: Shawn William Davis|
He looks like the boy next door. He could be the young man dating your daughter or sister. He could be the boy who cuts your lawn. He considers himself an artist, creating twisted art using human canvases. Leaving a trail of once beautiful, but now shattered female bodies in his wake, he always stays one step ahead of the police. He is highly organized. He is highly motivated. He has been operating with impunity for years. He does not believe he can be caught. And the body count is rising…
|Author||: Paul J. Pastor|
|Editor||: David C Cook|
Our daily struggles often mask a difficult question—Where is God? With fresh biblical insight, beautiful language, and an eye toward the deep wonder of God's everyday presence, The Face of the Deep challenges readers to experience the wild, joyful mystery of God’s Spirit moving in their lives. Fans of Eugene Peterson, Madeleine L'Engle, Ann Voskamp, and others will find a reading experience like few others. The Face of the Deep is rich in meaning, rooted in theology, fresh in content. This is a book to be read again and again—a book to be lived. Includes 14 original icons inspired by the writing, from acclaimed artist Martin French.
|Author||: Roy Wenzl,Tim Potter,Hurst Laviana,L. Kelly|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, kill them"—he slaughtered men, women, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The nation was shocked when the fiend who was finally apprehended turned out to be Dennis Rader—a friendly neighbor . . . a devoted husband . . . a helpful Boy Scout dad . . . the respected president of his church. Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than twenty years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare told by the people who were there from the beginning. With newly released documents, evidence, and information—and with the full cooperation, for the very first time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK Task Force—the authors have put all the pieces of the grisly puzzle into place, thanks to their unparalleled access to the families of the killer and his victims.
|Author||: Maureen Callahan|
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Amazon “Best Book of 2019” A Washington Post “10 Books To Read in July” A Los Angeles Times “Seven Highly Anticipated Books for Summer Reading” A USA Today “20 of the Season’s Hottest New Books” A New York Post “25 Best Beach Reads of 2019 You Need to Pre-Order Now” A Bustle “The Best New True Crime Books You Can Read Right Now” “Maureen Callahan’s deft reporting and stylish writing have created one of the all-time-great serial-killer books: sensitive, chilling, and completely impossible to put down.” —Ada Calhoun, author of St. Marks Is Dead Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"--cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years--uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake--many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement.
|Author||: Hannah Jayne|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
Guilty until proven innocent... Bex has always been her daddy's little girl. After her mother left, it was just the two of them. Sure he spoiled her with clothes and jewelry, but what father doesn't dote on his daughter? Except Bex's dad is alleged to be a notorious serial killer. Dubbed "The Wife Collector" by the press, her father disappeared before he could stand trial. And Bex was left to deal with the taunts and rumors. Foster care is her one chance at starting over, starting fresh. But Bex's old life isn't ready to let her go. When bodies start turning up in her new hometown, the police want to use her as bait to bring her father in for questioning. Is Bex trapping a serial killer or endangering an innocent man? "What a ride!"-April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die on Truly, Madly, Deadly "Well-rounded characters spark with life in this chiller."-Booklist on The Dare
|Author||: Perry Johnson|
Drew Hunt a suspected international serial killer, wakes up to find he has been abducted for reasons unbeknownst to him. He vainly attempts to escape his captors, waking once again to the reality of being methodically tortured. Dr. Thomas Max Maxwell, a forensic psychologist, wounded in the line of Duty. He is tormented with the idea of his wife having been a victim of a predatory killer. Prominent surgeon Dr. Phyllis Leigh watched her life crumble when her daughter disappeared. They both believe Hunt is responsible for the deaths of their loved ones and will not stop until they can discover the truthand quickly, before the FBI discovers what theyve done. Together Max and Leigh attempt to delve into the psyche of Drew Hunt and his bizarre world. Only to learn bit-by-bit exactly what makes up the Anatomy of a Serial Killer.
|Author||: Dean Koontz|
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner. Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed “homicidal adventurer,” Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit. Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive—until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl . . . as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
|Author||: Young-ha Kim|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
“Filled with the kind of sublime, galvanizing stories that strike like a lightning bolt, searing your nerves . . . It’s easy enough to see why Kim . . . is acclaimed as the best writer of his generation; pick up this book and find out for yourself.” — Nylon It’s been twenty-five years since I last murdered someone, or has it been twenty-six? Diary of a Murderer captivates and provokes in equal measure, exploring what it means to be on the edge—between life and death, good and evil. In the titular novella, a former serial killer suffering from memory loss sets his sights on one final target: his daughter’s boyfriend, who he suspects is also a serial killer. In other stories we witness an affair between two childhood friends that questions the limits of loyalty and love; a family’s disintegration after a baby son is kidnapped and recovered years later; and a wild, erotic ride about pursuing creativity at the expense of everything else. From “one of South Korea’s best and most worldly writers” (NPR), Diary of a Murderer is chilling and high-powered all the way through. “Kim is expert at finding the humanity inside the other, the comedy inside the tragedy, and the twisted within the seemingly normal.” — CrimeReads