Enigmatic. Articulate. Evil. Killer.
Two journalists with unprecedented direct access speak to Ted Bundy and those closest too him.
What follows is a candid and chilling full account of the life and crimes of the most notorious serial killer in history.
What Bundy had to say in over 150 hours of face-to-face interviews is as relevant today as it was at the time.
I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review by Mirror Books, I started it straight away and couldn't put it down. There's a weird fascination everyone has about peeking into the minds of serial killers, something that makes you want to know why they do what they do. After reading this book I can definitely say that I have had more than a glimpse into the mind of Theodore Robert Bundy.
The authors of the book: Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth tell Ted's story though what they experienced when they spent months interviewing Ted Bundy whilst he was in prison.
Although this book is of course a true crime book, it was written like a story rather than just alot of information jammed together. At the end of each chapter I would find myself needing to put the book down and go to bed, yet there would be a cliffhanger and I'd end up staying up to read the next one,
This book really tells parts of Ted's story that I didn't know. I knew basic things about him but I never knew that he escaped prison twice and that he actually confessed to some of the murders whist on death row.
This book was a very chilling read, the way the author told the stories of how Bundy would try and lure women back to his car made shivers run down my spine. Yet thoughout the book a brilliant picture was painted of just how charismatic and charming Bundy was.
I really enjoyed the parts of this book in which Michaud and Aynesworth were interviewing Bundy, trying to ask him why he did what he did. I could really feel their frustration as they tried to get him to confess. He was a clever and articulate man yet when in an interview room he turned into an insolent child. It was interesting to see that once given the same question but worded differently, Bundy would talk about his heinous crimes but only in the third person.
During the first half of this book the authors talk about Bundys crimes and go into details about exactly what he did to the women he killed. I was expecting them to be gruesome but Bundy was next level. Then during the last half of the book we see more of Bundy in and out of prison and also get close look of they days leading up to his execution.
Overall a very chilling and interesting read and a truly terrifying look into the life and crimes of Ted Bundy.