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on February 24, 2013
I bought this "true crime short" because I had read Detective Gado's MOM: The Killer (a case that makes Casey Anthony look like a Girl Scout) and Nightcrawler. I found both of those "true crime shorts" to be credible and sensitive presentations of absolutely shocking cases that if they occurred today would dominate the TV news. No, he doesn't write like Hemingway, but the cases that he writes about are not suitable for atmospherics that you find in novels. He's a veteran detective and is trained to present facts and he does that very well. And, as a man with decades of experience on the police force, I would assume that he can get more candid views from investigators and prosecutors on any case than some hack reporter.

Now, to this particular book, Kiss the Girls Goodnight, it is truly shocking and profoundly disturbing that an intelligent, well-to-do married man with apparently normal adult children could plan and execute the building of a dungeon in his own home with the express purpose of luring girls to get into his car so that he could make them his sex slaves. This is not acting on some fleeting sexual fantasy, but a determined plan that stretched over many years.

There will always be individuals that think they can tell if a stranger is trustworthy. Remember in the 1970s, when girls thought it was okay to hitchhike until serial killers and serial rapists exploited their naiveté? Well, this sex slaver found the next generation of gullible females. I would make this story required reading for any teenager, male or female, because it's not only girls that are the victim pool for clever perverts. The lesson here is that you do not make yourself vulnerable to anyone that you do not know personally, and even then with caution. The most successful criminals are the ones who have conned people into thinking that they are harmless, helpful people. Look at today's politicians and bankers.

I found this book to be well written and compelling. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down.
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on September 26, 2015
Read this in just a couple days. I had heard about this story in the past. Gado does a wonderful job with this story line. He doesn't give vivid descriptions, just enough to get his point across.
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on June 2, 2012
What's hard to believe is that these young women would even get into a car with some strange old man, much less follow him into his basement and into dark, hidden rooms before realizing that he might have any bad intentions. They were indeed 'lucky' that he did not kill any of them and just lived out his bizarre fantasies at their expense. People like the deranged subject in 'Kiss the Girls Goodnight' are out there right now, plotting and planning to victimize innocents from all walks of life. Knowing that this actually took place is enough to scare you silly and keep you turning page after page. Great job, I highly recommend this fast paced read.
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on March 24, 2014
Good and to the point. I really liked the photos inter-spaced throughout the pages of the book as s you were reading the story. I would recommend this book to my friends.
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on February 4, 2013
I found this book a bit weird and twisted. I thought the man was a complete sicko and couldn't understand why the girls he kept locked up were lured to him in the first place.
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on December 25, 2012
Really enjoyed reading this book. I really don't understand why a man who had everything going for him turns out to be a sick, master manipulator who prays on younger girls.
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on January 21, 2013
Most fascinating. I didn't want to put it down but needed to take a break from the world created in this book. It was a trip through the unimaginable.
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on March 3, 2013
Interesting read. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. This man stole something from them that they can never get back....
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on November 21, 2013
Great purchase! Love this . Am a true fan and always love downloading from amazon. Thank you! WILL PURCHASE FROM THIS PERSON AGAIN!
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on December 13, 2013
This is one book I could not put down.
I recommend this book to those who wonder why people do the evil things they do.
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