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Invisible Darkness: The Strange Case Of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1997
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"I found Invisible Darkness a superior example of a dying breed the straight, unhyped, literate work of true-crime." -- Jack Olsen, Edgar-Award winning author of "Son" and "Doc," Jan, 1999
"If any readers still believe she was a victim of post-traumatic stress, abused into submission by Bernardo, this book will put that idea to rest." -- Ted Wakefield, The Winnipeg Free Press, Sep. 1996
"Invisible Darkness offers up Karla Homolka, 17 years old at the time she met Paul Bernardo, as a Devil Incarnate just waiting to meet her Svengali." -- Maggie Siggins, The Globe and Mail, Aug. 1996
"Readers will leave Invisible Darkness knowing that it's nothing short of obscene.....Homolka could be out of prison as early as next year." -- Leonard Stern,The Ottawa Citizen, Sep. 1996
"There is much in this book of merit....He begins intriguingly....with a nun waking up to see a pert Karla Homolka sitting in bed beside her....One moment in the book, Bernardo and Homolka are two suburbanites...caught up in their own melodramas, the next moment they're raping teenagers and severing heads." -- Pete McMartin, The Vancouver Sun, Aug. 1996
"This book lets it all hang out....You can't help but be drawn in by this tale of sex, death, lies and videotape...." -- Helen Dolik, The Calgary Herald, Sep. 1996
"Williams has performed a remarkable, if unconventional, feat in the annals of true crime." -- Judge Lynn King, The Toronto Star, Sep. 1996
"You may think you've heard enough but you haven't heard the half of it. It's a must read ....Based on court documents....as well as countless interviews with police, lawyers, psychiatrists and friends of Paul and Karla, it is well-researched and thought-provoking." -- Bart Johnson, The Edmonton Sun, Sep. 1996
Top Customer Reviews
The story seems to be told from an unbiased point of view and delves into the early lives of both Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo offering the reader a greater insight into the minds of these two coldblooded killers.
The book is a disturbing read because it deals with horrendous crimes but in my opinion, it is the best of the books written to date about this deadly duo.
However, what I did love about this book was the fine detail and how it told the truth about Karla. The other books kind of painted her as the victim. She was not a victim, she was one of the perps. Williams was very clear in pointing that out. While the other book sometimes glossed over the details, this book got down to the nitty-gritty. Very difficult to read. I thought Deadly Innocence told the whole story, but this book told so much more. For example, the truth about Karla's parents and how nutty they were. The night Tammy Lyn died, they went to bed and had sex??? They gave Karla a going away BBQ party before she went off to jail? I mean, how morbidly inappropriate are these people? It just gave me the sense that they had NO conscience, no morals, no sense of right and wrong at all. Sick sick people. They just DO NOT CARE. I also found it very frustrating that the cops had all this evidence on Paul during the Scarbourough rapes, the plate numbers on his car and everything, and he was never arrested.
I guess I am fascinated with this case because it happened in Canada. And Leslie and Kristen were 15 in 1991 just like I was. I could have gone to school with them. They could have been my friends.Read more ›
Nevertheless, if you can stomach the facts of the case (and many will not be able to do so) this is a well-written, clear and disinterested piece of reporting. I don't remember when I have been as repelled by a couple of perps as by these two. Particularly engaging is the elegant frou-frou wedding in upscale Niagara-on-the-Lake, which Homolka forced on her parents even as they grieved the death of their young daughter whom the bride and groom had killed just months before in one of their squirrely, drug-fueled sex games.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
About two psychopaths who should be incarcerated side by side for the rest of their miserable lives. Read morePublished 1 month ago by chipardee
What happened to the electric chair? Two sick murderers who should have received some serious voltage and one of them is actually free now. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angry Old Man
This book should have been rated X. Too much detail on the sex acts involved.Published 5 months ago by Jeffster Diedrich
I just have a hard time staying in this book. I am just not usually a crime story reader, but I thought I like stuff like this on T.V. True stories. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wildkat
Very intriguing story. However, Williams makes the story a little hard to follow because his writing is not the bestPublished 8 months ago by Nancy
This book is sick.... very disappointed with Amazon for selling these books. I remember the Bernardo case... when those poor girls were missing, it was a terrible time! Read morePublished 8 months ago by M.C.
This book is not for the squeamish it is very detailed in the sex crimes committed. Perhaps that was the only way to make readers understand the severity of the ordeal the victims... Read morePublished 9 months ago by linda heller
Tough read - the story is pretty horrible and it cd have used some editing - very long, very depressing, about two serial raper/murderers, a couple in Ontario, Canada. Read morePublished 9 months ago by hen263
The author's writing is SO redundant! Chronologies are a mess. Very poor writing.Published 9 months ago by Jean