Thursday, August 25, 2016
Have I told you all yet that one of my favorite shows of all time is Snapped? Yeah, it seriously worries my boyfriend when I watch that, because for those of you who don't know, that show is 17 seasons and counting of true-crime stories about women who kill their boyfriends, husbands, dads, etc.
So of course, I just had to read Evil Wives by John Marlowe, since this is basically that show, but in book form. Hardcore serial killer aficionados will not find much new in this compilation of short essays about some seriously messed up women from history. However, the short chapters and snappy writing makes a good primer for those who are interested in true crime tales and are looking for a place to start.
The book does not delve deeply, it is merely a snack-sized intro to these women, many of whom have had several more in-depth tomes written about them in the years since they rose to infamy. It's pretty good as what it is: a gateway drug to the world of the criminally insane.
Final rating: 3/5 bookmarks.