Book Review #141: The Boston Strangler

Author: Gerold Frank

Genre: Nom-Fiction, Mystery & Thriller

Language: English 

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media

Date of publication: 5 July 2016

No. Of pages: 375


This is the story of one of the most exhaustive manhunt that was conducted following the brutual murder of 13 women between the period of 1962 and 1964. 


The story has been brought together after a through research of an long timeline, hours of personal interview, and numerous  police, medical and court documentations. With a plotline like this there is no room for error. 

What I loked the most about the book is the way each detail has been looked at and researched about. The brutual sensalisation of The Boston Strangler and the horrific terror that the city was encapsulated in echoes in the line of the time frame when Jack the Ripper was rampant. It is hard to put down a book on a real-life serial killer who is bent on wrecking havoc with a nationwide manhunt. 

The language is definitely a little harder to follow but I can blame it on the time period in which the storyline has actually originated. I definitely loved the cover image simply because of the stark image and color that has been used to create a grim atmosphere. The title is simple and straightforward enough which will leave you with no doubts regarding the book. 

My opinion: Those who are fascinated with crime stories and serial killers, will definitely love this book. 

My rating: 4 out of 5

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