This is the ballad of two of the most pathetic losers to ever team up. We have Erkika and "BJ" Sifrit, a young married couple who enjoy such fine things as snorting mounds of Xanax, excessive alcohol abuse, snakes, tattoos, and horror movies. They consider themselves to be a modern day "Mick and Mallory" and "Bonnie and Clyde". Unfortunately, they managed to get caught only a day or two after their brutal thrill killing of two vacationers when they got collared robbing a Hooters. Erika is obsessed with Hooters..the sad thing is the only job she would ever be able to get there would be in the kitchen so she steals their merchandise instead. I disagree with many of the reviews on here in that I don't think Josh and Geney should be expected to have known what danger they were in. They were drinking and smoking pot with Erika and BJ and therefore probably developed a false sense of familiarity because of this. Plus, you just don't think these two kids would invite you back to their condo to shoot you then dismember you in the bathroom.
If you are interested in this case, I would advise watching one of the many TV docs about it and forgoing this book. I have read other books by Phelps and don't recall ever being this irritated with his writing. First of all,
Seriously, he wrote like this throughout the book. I read to learn things and I felt this book was written at about a fourth grade reading level. Also, this book is responsible for putting a graphic image in my mind they will never go away. None of the other sources about this case chose to mention the aspect of the crime I am referring to and Phelps did include a disclaimer at the beginning of the story that some of this is surely not meant for the victim's families to read. However, he chose to include it and I am sick to my stomach for it.