- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Titletown Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (November 11, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988860511
- ISBN-13: 978-0988860513
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 120 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The idea of serial killers living among us is chilling, yet, in this riveting and well-documented account, Diana Montane and Sean Robbins show us how possible it is and force us to reexamine just how well we know our neighbors and friends. -- Lisa Pulitzer, best-selling author of Imperfect Justice, Portrait of a Monster, and Banished.
Diana Montane is an expert at not only finding the key but putting the puzzle together. Uncovering the ugly, naked truth about Brandt was a complex task. In Invisible Killer, Diana and her co-writer, Sean Robbins, were tireless in their pursuit to understand a man that almost no one did. Diana and Sean have masterfully succeeded in putting Brandt, his life, and crimes into context so we get a clear picture of that secret life. -- Mark Safarik, former FBI Supervisory Agent and host of the televison show, Killer Instinct
Charlie Brandt walked among us. He had friends, family and a lust for brutal murder. Diana Montane and Sean Robbins dismantle the carefully constructed facade concealing a sadistic killer in this compelling read. Invisible Killer - you'll never look at your friends the same way again. -- Diane Fanning, author of bestseller, Mommy's Little Girl
There is nothing more terrifying than considering that a friendly neighbor is in fact a bloodthirsty serial killer. After reading the dogged journalism undertaken by Diana Montane and Sean Robbins about a man who killed dozens of people - starting with his own pregnant mother - in -- Michele McPhee, New York Times Best-Selling author of A Date With Death.
Exemplary true crime investigative journalism! Insightful and compelling, this book is required reading for anyone fascinated by the -- Burl Barer, Edgar Award winning author of Body Count, Murder in the Family, Head Shot and other true crime best-sellers.
About the Author
Diana Montane is a bestselling author best known for her most recent true crime, I Would Find a Girl Walking. A retired investigative journalist who spent decades covering Florida crime, Montane is also an accomplished playwright and retired theater professor which helps her to bring book subjects and characters to full life. She lives in Florida where she is working on her next two books.
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Charlie Brandt, murdered his mother and severally wounded his father with a gun when he was 13. He would've killed his older sister except the gun didn't fire, so he tried to strangle her. He was in the local jail for several months then went to a mental institution until his father got him out. Psychiatrists and psychologist were puzzled and didn't give a concrete diagnosis. One can understand a reluctance back then, to "label" a boy only 13. Then it was never discussed, his younger older sisters were not told of it (they thought their mother died in a car wreck), and they moved to a different state.
Then Charlie developed into the monster he became, hidden, unknown, for a number of years. There were people who thought him odd, "different", etc. There were clues, but because the majority of people have never encountered someone like Charlie they didn't recognize the red flags at the time, only in hindsight.
Bad/evil people do exist - it's not just in scary novels or movies. If you want to learn about them I would suggest you start out with the classic book "The Mask of Sanity" by Hervey Cleck. He was the first one to write a book about sociopaths/psychopaths and in this book he gives examples from the psychologist who is intimate with his clients, to a serial killer -- there's a range from kinda bad to absolute evil. Common denominators are (1) no conscience, no remorse and (2) lying -- lying when you don't even have to lie and (3) most of them are quite charming. Charlie was definitely a psychopath, and further complicated by having borderline personality disorder (couldn't relate well to people in social situations).
I knew this story from watching it on TV, but chose to get the book to try to get some more background on Charlie. While I did glean a bit more from the book, much of it is lost to time because it was little known to the community and rarely spoken of by the family. But those that did know about it still kept their tongue, wondering if they were over-reacting, wanting to make sure Charlie had an opportunity to a life, or thought it wasn't their business. That's how so many of us react, it's so human to respect even "odd" characters. And it's only in hindsight that you wish you'd said something. And if you do say something (I have), it's not usually met with gratefulness, you're just trying to stir things up.
What is positive about this book is that a foundation has been started to educate people about those around us who are more than "off" and to bring up conversations about young people who commit violent crimes and what the long terms outlook is for them. These are conversations we should have to protect ourselves and those we love.
Skip the book and watch the 48 Hours special.
Badly written, very repetitive, disjointed, not well researched, goes into psychic experiences in order to promote one of the author's soon to be released book.
Skip the book and watch the 48 Hours special.
(I know, I repeated my review, verbatim, if you buy the book, get used to it)