Jun 30, 2010

#112 - "The Monster of Florence" by Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi

In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster Of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

My rating: 5/5

My thoughts on the book:  
This book is awesome! I don't really read non-fiction (almost never) but this book I couldn't put it down! I was really gripped with the story, especially with the second part! It was really suspenseful, with lots of twists! I haven't heard about this serial killer until I came across this book, so I knew nothing about it & the first part of the book is about the period of the killings, which Mario Spezi as a reporter covered! The 2nd part is about what happened to Mario Spezi & Douglas Preston when they decided to write a book about The Monster of Florence! I recommend it to every thriller fan! 



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