Sooooo interesting! I highly suggest if you like true crime!
Sooooo interesting! I highly suggest if you like true crime!
Loved the writing, hated the subject. I actually steer away from serial killers despite loving true crime, but Israel Keyes is interesting.
This book is one of my favorites and it‘s super cheap on Kindle today 🤩🥳🤓
Another great crime book. This author holds no punches when calling out police mistakes or misguidance and focus on the facts of this case more than the victims or drama of it. Absolutely love it
This pulled me out of my book slump! This was all around a wild ride. I‘m devastated at the ending of this case and the fact that this didn‘t get as much news coverage due to a lot of mishandling. If you‘re into serial killers, this is definitely one to add to the collection.
The Waste Lands didn‘t pull me in like I was hoping. American Predator pulled me in right away and I‘ve barely put it down since I started it today. I hate that I don‘t remember hearing about this case as it was happening. #americanpredator #maureencallahan #serialkiller #bookslump #kindle #ebook #library
Finished this one! It is always hard to rate true crime books as it describes the worst moment in history for the victims and their families.
I thought Callahan wrote this book well, used factual references, played up the mystery, and stayed on point. The book was disturbing and difficult to put down! This was an extremely interesting case and I hope to read more true crime books by this author.
Hoping to finish this book tonight!
I never know how to rate true crime books but wow this story is crazy interesting. I have a little over a hundred pages left to read.
Loved this disturbing true crime book! I really enjoyed Callahan‘s writing and the research put into this.
This was my #bookspin
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Three scary #TrueCrime books: I read Stranger Beside Me years ago but still think about it. I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark was an audiobook I needed to listen to during the daylight. 😱 The tagged book is in my #TBR stack & sounds suitably frightening. 😱
Scary that people like this exist in this world.
In the midst of moving so I've been driving for at least 2.5-3hrs each day since Sunday. I realise it's only Tuesday but I started this Sunday and finished the last 15m this morning and I feel like it's Friday lol.
Imo this is a great only crime novel-it presents a lot of transcripts etc, of course redacted/abridged. TW abound BUT there isn't the super gorey detail one might expect to find. Crimes are stated matter of factly and not dwelled on.
What a frightening book!!!! Israel Keyes is the most meticulous serial killer in recent history, making kill kits to hide, buried, in states across the US, maybe Canada too. The extent of his crimes hasn't, and probably won't ever, be definitely determined. 😶
I've never felt so unsafe in my life.
This book was excellent. Callahan put a lot of work into getting documents, interviews, and being fair to both sides. She gave credit where it was due but also criticized and pointed out mistakes made. I was impressed enough with her skills to read any other true crime she has written or will write. Creepy story of Israel Keyes‘ crimes across North America. Keyes is the guy who sent a ransom note with a pic of the dead victim with her 1/
I must admit, this freaked me out! Keyes came scarily close to becoming the perfect serial killer. So many cases that he may have been responsible for remain unsolved. A great true crime book!
Thanks for the recommendation @Bookish_AF !
This is my #Bookspin for March.
Chilling account of a lesser known but extremely scary & methodical serial killer.Questioning & custody errors account partially for less being known.A blurb on the back compared this to Guinns Manson book or McNamaras I‘ll be Gone in the Dark , I don‘t think the quality of the writing is very close to either of those books.If I had a nickel for every book called the next Catcher In The Rye or To Kill a Mockingbird....🙄🙄
Just 3 of the things that made this a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 read for me: 1) Psychotic serial killer 2) Ample mistakes made by local law enforcement officers up to top ranking FBI agents and the Dept. of Justice 3) Really excellent research and writing skills on the part of Callahan. Highly recommend! I couldn‘t put this book down. Anddd now I‘m going to try to go to sleep 😏😬
🎧 Israel Keyes will give you nightmares!
He lived in Alaska. For 14 years he‘d fly all over the states to where he buried kill kits ... you‘ll have to read or listen to this book if you want to know more about this serial killer.
Trigger warnings all over the place!!
I was on the edge of my seat & listened strait through! Good narration. Highly recommend if you‘re interested in true crime & don‘t mind it spelled out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
This is a re-read for me which made it really quick to get through.
I was so glad to get to read through with everyone‘s #lmpbc notes in it though, it made for a whole new experience. If you‘re in to true crime this is a really fascinating case and I highly recommend it!
Checking a box off my #bookspinbingo more quickly than I expected.
Wow, American Predator reveals a dark and meticulous killer who got away with.multiple murders throughout the United States. What a wild story that really makes you think about walking home alone at night, we could all have been a victim of such a person. this was a short and quick read and moved really fast as the story or what we know of the story of Israel Keyes was unveiled.
The rarest form of murder is serial. #maureencallahan#americanpredator
Went out today :) #LMPBC group e and group y Dis you change your name Sace I can‘t tag you :(
I love true crime stories and this was gripping and scary as anything. I‘d never even heard of Israel Keyes, but once I started reading this book I couldn‘t stop.
The book is wonderful in its setup. From when he‘s caught and interrogated and then flashing back to previous crimes and his growing up. There‘s facts and theories, but also thoughts about the search for evidence and reflection on how the case was handled.
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I‘ve seen a lot of #LitsyLove for this #TrueCrime read so I was excited to dive in and kick off my Halloween listening! This #audiobook was impossible to stop listening to and I couldn‘t believe that I had never heard anything about these crimes before this! It doesn‘t show Alaskan law enforcement in the best of lights, and ultimately leaves a lot of questions but it‘s certainly chillingly enthralling! #AudioColoring
Starting off #scarathlon2020 with this page turner! I‘m usually not into true crime books because reading about serial killers scare the bejeezus out of me, but I heard a lot of great things about this book. That‘s why I‘m starting this now instead of waiting for October 1, because I want to read it slow in hopes of not getting too scared 😱
Ummmm.... wow. I‘ve never heard of this case before, and the more I think about it, the scarier it gets! A very well-written book, and the audiobook narration is great!
I don‘t remember this being real big news in the lower 48 states. But, gosh, what a horrific predator Israel Keyes was. We really should get more news from Hawaii and Alaska. The investigation was fascinating. If you like true crime, this is your book.
Daggum! So many moving pieces with this case. It angers me that some people are too big for their britches and feel the need to compromise a case because they want to play ‘who has the biggest dangle‘. Keyes was creepy as heck! (I feel like my 85 year old grandpa as I write this up. 😜 all the sayings he has.) This book is a prime example of a small part of why our criminal justice system sucks!
Also getting a jump start on #superseptember #botm
Book 119 I listened to this exposition about a ruthless, obscure serial killer. Very few murders are definitively attributed to him, but the book is full of speculative cases based on Keyes's itinerary. Intriguing and disturbing, I wish there were more answers. Recommended to true-crime fanatics.
Using a gloomy afternoon to dig in. I‘m beating myself up for not reading this book sooner!
This book was chilling. And an eye opener to boot. This is the narrative of Israel Keys the serial killer who is considered the worst American serial killer to date. Frankly it‘s a shock he was captured. True crime must read.
Israel Keyes is one of the most chilling serial killers I‘ve ever read about. I was first introduced through my favorite true crime podcast. This book is so unique because you get first hand accounts from Keyes himself. You‘ll be horrified by his seemingly innocuous demeanor. If you can stomach the gritty details, it‘s an exceptional read for fans of the genre. #truecrime
Read it in 24 hours. Engrossing. Captivating. Just read it.
I think my biggest takeaway from this was how incompetent law enforcement were at every damn level. It's incredibly infuriating
I've waited for MONTHS to get a hold of my library copy! FINALLY! I remember hearing about the search for Samantha Koenig but not much else of this story.