I believe what made him so horrifying was the fact that he could have been anyone’s brother, boyfriend or son. Nice looking and somewhat intelligent, Bundy ultimately attended law school at University of Puget Sound. This book talks of the women that he dated and the women that he killed. It allows us a window into the terror that he spread without the most gory of details.
We read about his relationship with Ann Rule, who he meet years before she became a well known author of true crime. In fact, she ultimately wrote one of her true crime books about Ted, so their early relationship was that much more interesting to me.
Since I was a young woman with children when Bundy went on his killing spree, I followed the news featuring his exploits with intense attention. I was one of those mothers who referenced Ted Bundy whenever warning my daughter about the dangers of meeting strange men. I think the very fact that I could have seen myself accepting a date from this nice looking law student made it most terrifying, and every time my daughter met a new young man I worried more than a little bit.
The book takes the reader through his captures, escapes and ultimate trial of this serial killer who frightened several generations before finally reaching the end of his own life, and it made me aware of some facts that I hadn’t before known. It is a book that can be read in one or two sittings, yet I found myself involved in it and will definitely check out some more books in this series.
Publisher - Amazon Digital Services LLC
Date of Publication - December 5, 2017