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3.0 out of 5 stars Great research, okay writing, December 5, 2013
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This review is from: Invisible Killer: The Monster Behind the Mask (Kindle Edition)
I worked with Michelle, so this book really hit home for me. I was horrified to learn the details of her murder and the extent that Brandt hid his true nature from those who supposedly knew him the best.

That said, I found the book rather poorly written. Punctuation, grammar, and spelling errors abound. Sentences are awkwardly written and repeated several times, leading me to wonder if this was not the final draft, that some sections were copied and pasted prior to a final edit.

A chapter on a psychic had me rolling my eyes and in my opinion, was not necessary at all and diminishes the credibility of the book.

On the plus side, the authors clearly did their research and had intimate access to those most affected by these murders. I feel for Mary Lou Jones, who lost both a sister and a daughter. I would recommend this book with the caveat that it is not one of the best written books available. Still, if you want a scary bedtime story, this book will curl your hair.
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Initial post: Jan 23, 2014 11:36:45 AM PST
S. Ryman says:
i agree completely with how this was written and errors due to editing. This story is fascinating just too bad it was not better written.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2014 6:29:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 6, 2014 7:12:43 PM PDT
Will Jones says:
I think the book is a definite wake up call. It's designed to share with others, the fact that these type people are in our society, in our workplace and in our schools, and we need to be aware of who and where they are at all times. First we should do everything in our power to keep them incarcerated, seek the death penalty, or if the law decides to release them, see that they get counseling and remain monitored by law enforcement. With all due respect, I don't think your last sentence was too tasteful, i.e., a scary bedtime story. The point is to enhance public awareness. They spent hours on end investigating and interviewing, to let people know what these Invisible Killers are capable of, and that you could have one in your midst. If your gut tells you something, you may want to have it checked out.

Posted on May 13, 2014 9:50:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2014 5:13:21 PM PDT
Sean says:
-A DIRECT MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHORS TO THE READERS-
''We are happy to announce that the book is being revised to correct any copy-editing mistakes that may have been incurred in the first version of the book. We know many of you have expressed your dissatisfaction and frustration with the first edition of the book; we deeply apologize and would like you to know we honestly share those sentiments.For a myriad of reasons that we are still clearing up this first version occurred.The new version that can and will be released when the book goes to second print has been duly corrected so as not to disappoint new prospective readers. We hope to move forward from here on out in a positive direction. Thanks for your time and understanding.''

-Diana and Sean

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2015 2:50:51 PM PST
Then be sure and correct his place of employment on Andros Island as AUTEC not Alltech.
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