January 3, 2015

Review: Serial Killer Groupies by R.J. Parker


Title: Serial Killer Groupies
Author: R.J. Parker
Series: True Crime Library, #19
Genre: True Crime 
Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing
Release Date: December 31, 2014
Source: Self Purchase
Reviewer: Kat


Book Summary


This book delves into the twisted psychology of women attracted to some of the most notorious monsters on the planet, giving true crime readers real insight into this phenomena.

One of the most common reasons given by women who date serial killers is the fact that they ‘see’ the little boy that the horrible man once used to be, and they believe that they can nurture that kid, hence removing the cruel and harmful nature of the killers and making them amicable again.

Known as ‘serial killer groupies’ or even ‘prison groupies’ by some, a great number of these women have shown a surprising desire to get connected to the serial killer of their choice. A large number of these women have become directly aligned with these killers, and some have even married these hardened criminals.

Groupies will do almost anything to get close to the prisoner that they are attracted to. They give up jobs, family, spend money on him, and even move across country to be in the same town as him. Some SKG's are attracted to the celebrity status they acquire. They go on talk shows to announce their undying love for the serial killer and proclaim that he was not capable of these killings.

This book depicts several such cases and you'll meet some of these SKG's.


My Thoughts


Wow! What a page turner! I couldn't wait for this to be released and stayed up late into the night on New Years Eve just to finish it. And it didn't disappoint. 



Filled with many jaw dropping moments, this book will kinda mess with you a little. On one hand, you will be shocked and appalled at the extent some people will go to befriend serial murders with the hopes of gaining some notoriety in their own sad desperate lives. They are as bad as the serial killers IMO. Then in some circumstances, you can sort of...maybe...if you stretch your brain to the limit...understand how their motherly nature or nurturing personality would lead them to try and save a tortured soul. But ultimately, no. I simply feel pity for anyone that desperate. Like I said, it kind of messes with you a little bit. 



I really enjoy R.J. Parker's work. I appreciate how he delivers the facts without judgement and trusts his readers to make up their own minds and form their own opinions. Once in a while, however, his own finds its way in. Can't be helped. And usually, the sarcasm is pretty amusing. This one seriously made me laugh out loud. **MINOR SPOILER ALERT** One serial rapist, torturer and killer of many women placed an ad looking for pen pals and referring to himself as a teddy bear. With dripping sarcasm, the author provides his mailing address in PRISON in case we want to write him! So yeah, he may very well rape, torture and kill you, but if you want to strike up a friendship, here you go! Loved it! **END OF SPOILER**



But seriously, I had no idea some of these things were even happening, so I found this book to be most informative, entertainment at its best, well written and would highly recommend it to my fellow true crime friends. Well done, Mr. Parker!

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this great review

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    1. You're most welcome RJ! But thank you more for a fascinating read. :)

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  2. Can't wait to get my copy; it sounds like another great read. The idea that some woman what the thrill of being with someone so dangerous and others that still believe that they will be able to get this man to change just for them.

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