I haven’t read In Cold Blood, but after reading this book, and hearing about the similarities, I think I just might have to. If you have trouble getting excited over a non-fiction book, or think that you only like fiction or mystery novels, you just might be surprised at how gripping this book is. I had heard it was a good read, but I never know who can be relied upon in the library world to recommend a “good book” to me personally.
This book reads much like a newspaper story, but with a lot more detail. I liked that aspect of it. It was like seeing a really intriguing headline and being able to immerse myself in the chilling story all day, instead of for just a few moments. There were some parts of this book that were far more interesting and fast-paced than others, but for the most part, I was pleasantly surprised at how engaging this story was. This is the story of a man that seems to be an average human being. He might be a little richer, and a little better dressed than some, but he just because he lives a life that is more privileged than you and I doesn’t make him into a better or worse person…or so we think.
Even the most careful person can’t go their whole lives hiding from a crime they have committed. Eventually they will be found out, or that is the way it seems to be. This book proves this point to be true and it also shows that the most unsuspicious people might just have a secret lurking in their past. Even if you don’t read non-fiction, you should try Blood Will Out. I bet you’ll be happy you decided to take the time to read this terrifyingly true story.
Profanity/Language: 2 scatological words; 1 anatomical term; 1 F-Word derivative.
Violence/Gore: An animal is hit by a car and injured; a stabbing is mentioned to occur; an abduction takes place and is briefly described; suicide by slitting wrists is mentioned; a murder trial is attended and the dead bodies are described; a maimed body is briefly described; methods of murder are mentioned; blood and gore are described.
Sex/Nudity: Sex is referred to; sex is implied to have taken place between adults; a sex scandal is mentioned to occur.
Mature Subject Matter:
Divorce, betrayal, murder, death, child abandonment.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults smoke; adults drink; drug use and drug addicts are mentioned.