I´ve been reading several Christopher Berry-Dee books about true crime following cases of serial killers; so I decided to givi it a try to a different author on a slightly different subject: kidnappings. So I took on Nigel Cawthorne´s book Against Their Will: Sadistic Kidnappers and the Courageous Stories of Their Innocent Victims. One of the main takeouts from this book is it that they kind of have a brighter side of the stories as most cases end up with the victim getting free. Nonetheless, the stories are terrible, and one cannot even start to imagine what would be like to be in the shoes of the victims, and unlike the murder cases from other books, where you can only get maybe a reconstruction based on clues and eventually the word of the killer, in these stories you can also hear what it was from the victims point of view.
Nigel Cawthorne has written well over 100 books of True Crime and I´ve only read this one. I´m definitely up for more from him. Very interesting indeed, although not for the faint of heart.
Next on my to read list from Cawthorne: Jack the Ripper’s Secret Confession, Spree Killers, Sex Killers, Satanic Murder, Killers – the Most Barbaric Murderers of Our Time, The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large and The Mammoth Book of New CSI.
Full Title: Against Their Will: Sadistic Kidnappers and the Courageous Stories of Their Innocent Victims
Paperback: 364 Pages
Publisher: Ulysses Press
How to buy it? Visit this Amazon link.
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