Saturday, September 15, 2012

Secrets in the cellar...the Josef Fritzl story

For the first time in over a year, I have actually picked up a book and began reading again...and it feels good to do so. And although I have varied tastes in reading material, I have been drawn to true crime books over the past several years...because there is a drive within me to try and understand what drives these monsters to do what they do.

The book I grabbed yesterday, was "Secrets in the Cellar" by John Glatt...and my (hard) copy looks exactly like that in the photo above. I honestly didn't think that I would be able to 'get into' this book...but for me it's been a page turner.

I am not yet halfway through it, but from everything I have read so far, there is so much here that is detailed far beyond what the media ever knew or reported. Fritzl is a monster and I can't believe he walked free as long as he did.

( He imprisoned his daughter for over 20 years in the cellar and fathered several children with her...secretly.)

I don't wish to spoil the story, only to highlight the fact that he is an abomination that should have never been born...he terrorized everyone around him for far too long. Even looking at his photos you can see the evil in his eyes.

If you enjoy true crime, this is a must read. 

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  1. Sounds horrific! I like true stories too, including true crime. Thanks for the recommendation.


    1. You should read it! It's good! (While horrifying!)