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Son: A Psychopath and His Victims | Jack Olsen
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A classic from the dean of true crime (The Washington Post)now with a new forewordthis 1983 masterpiece tells the incredible story of a Spokane, Washington serial rapist who was exposed as the handsome, privileged son of one of the citys most elite families. For more than two years, a rapist prowled the night streets of the homey, All-American city of Spokane, Washington, terrorizing women, sparking a run on gun stores, and finally causing one newspaper to offer a rewardthe calls taken by the distinguished managing editor himself, Gordon Coe. In March 1981, luck and inspired police work at last produced an arrest, and Spokane shuddered. The suspect was clean cut and conservativeand Gordon Coes son. For eighteen months, Jack Olsen researched the cases of Fred and Ruth Coe to try to learn not only what happened within that family, but how and why. He interviewed more than 150 people and built up a portrait not only of that extraordinary family, but of the mind of a psychopath. And searching the memories of the women in Fred Coes life, he unearthed a most horrifying question: What is it like to love and live with a man for yearsand then discover he is a psychopathic criminal? In this gruesomely spellbinding (Glamour) examination of the mind of a psychopath and of the womenand menwho were his victims, Olsen delivers a harrowing portraitIt has become fashionable with books about vicious crimes to compare them to Truman Capotes In Cold Blood. Finally there is a book that deserves the comparison (Richmond Times-Dispatch).
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Stacypatrice
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It‘s always a good night at work when you can get some reading in (although the head honcho would disagree!). #nightshift #nonfiction

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Panpan

I love true crime books, but this one was just so slow for me. I felt like the author also was a bit scattered with the way he told the story and it was hard to follow. The story is terrifying, I just didn‘t care for the way the book was written.

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Bookwm85forever
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My current audiobook is Son by Jack Olsen. It's so disturbing. One of True Crime finest works.

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Chocamanda
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This one looks interesting! True crime deal, plus the audiobook is $1.99. Sold!

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