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A Killer among Us (Onyx True Crime) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1998
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I know this story from having seen it on TV, so it had no surprises; indeed, the book isn't written as a suspense tale which weaves itself to a surprise ending, the denouement being apparent from the start. Only the ultimate fate of the trigger-man was pending at the time of the book's publication.
Despite the inclusion of virtual transcripts of three different trials, inclusions which often weary the reader and detract from the spontaneity of the tale, such distraction was not the case here, possibly because the subject was sensitively handled by the perspicacious author. A great read! I highly recommend it for all true-crime afficionados.
I wish the members of this family had read Sandra Brown's book "How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved" and that ALL women would read it, because it would certainly go a long way toward preventing such tragedies.
It was obvious to me about 1/4 of the way through the book that Rick DeCaro was a psychopath and I kept waiting for the author to approach that angle, but the word sociopath was only mentioned once, toward the end, when it became SO obvious that it would have been odd to NOT mention it.
It is from this angle, that I agree with some of the negative reviews that more attention should have been given to the DeCaro family. Much of the book was a blatant attempt to garner sympathy for a senseless crime when it could have been working on understanding how a creature like Rick DeCaro is born and made. Some token mention was made of the troubled background of Dan Basile, but it wasn't given any really sympathetic treatment as it should have been. I'm not excusing the crimes, I'm just saying that we need to understand social illnesses before we attempt to cure them.Read more ›
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A Killer Among Us by Charles Bosworth details a true crime story of a tragic murder for hire. It portrays the loss in a "perfect family" of the youngest daughter. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Carolyn Hertz
I really enjoyed this book because it was very detailed & fully kept the reader engaged. The family of the victim Elizabeth DeCaro were very easy to sympathize with as were the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gale S. Hanley
Excellent thriller! Full of suspense and keeping the reader on edge! A lot of sadness too since the story was based on the actual events that took place back in 1992. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jenny Womble
Well written story of a family who have come to the of their love story.
You really feel for this family and get to know them thru the eyes of the author.
This was a great read. When you think you have it solved but it's not what you think. I Love the way it twist and turned.Published 3 months ago by Bbsue