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The Devil I Know: My Haunting Journey with Ronnie DeFeo and the True Story of the Amityville Murde rs Paperback – August 7, 2012
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If you have been looking for a great book for Halloween , look no further The Devil I Know is jaw-dropping utterly fascinating story of a vivid psychic underworld that runs parallel to anything remotely "normal' - MobileGhost.net
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It was a rambling, disjointed ruminations of what could only be described as psychosis from a serial killer. The only thing worse was the interjections of the personal life of the author/medium. I literally started skipping to the 'Ronnie' bits just to get through it.
In the original movie language: For God's sake, skip it! Or at least buy it used to avoid additional runs of this dreck!
I purchased the book under the impression that, after interviewing the murderer for nearly a year, this "psychic"-detective" would be able to shed some light onto the tragic murders of the DeFeo family. Instead, I found this story to be a jumble between the author's biography, her elaborate claims as "psychic medium" and the twisted rants of a true psychopath. I am not a believer in the occult, but do believe some people have psychic gifts. Ms Barret did not convince me that she possesses those gifts,but it is clear she engages in occult practices.
The tragic story of the DeFeo family has been written about and documented in film,prolifically. There is no evidence to date, that anyone other than Ronnie Defeo Jr committed the murders. Ms Barret attempts to directs the reader into believing that Ronnie Jr was "possessed" by a demon that resided in his house and followed him to prison where the demon continued to haunt him. Her interviews with him were all by phone and she had only one meeting with him in prison to "exorcise" him, with a film crew in tow. In her interviews with Ronnie DeFeo, she asks many questions and receives contrived and unverified answers. The story flips back and forth with little cohesiveness between the lives of the central characters-the author, her mother(a deceased occultist) and Ronnie DeFeo. Most importantly, none of Ms.Barret's claims can be verified and with so many loopholes left open, I couldn't help but doubt her story. A few facts are emphatically clear - Ronnie DeFeo was an admitted heroin addict, having a hit the night of the murders. He also was a severely disturbed individual going back to his childhood.Read more ›
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Did read in other websites reviews about author saying that these stories are not real. It is practically a novel.Published 2 months ago by zahira
There is nothing new here about DeFeo's "confession." He has maintained for a while that Dawn killed most everyone in the house that night. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ophelia74
Wonderful intricate telling of a tragic true story - well written and spine tingling chill factors make this an book unforgettable. Read morePublished on July 6, 2014 by Rosey
Fascinating insight into a murderer & a medium. Be aware of the authors bias of organized religions & some inconsistencies re: the Lutz family (none of the Lutz family were... Read morePublished on May 20, 2014 by Tina Smith
Sorry did not actually believe any of what was in this book...was looking forward to reading this - and was disappointedPublished on May 18, 2014 by Carlene Pintarich
Jackie Barrett is an amazing writer. This book had me on my toes all the way through. I am looking forward to reading her other books.
I read a handful of reviews and all I could say was that they have no clue - no clue as to the world that exists that Jackie Barrett grew up in. Read morePublished on April 13, 2014 by Amazon Customer