The Man in the Monster

The Man in the Monster

An Intimate Portrait of A Serial Killer

Book - 2015
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Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, and several years ago the state of Connecticut put him to death. His crimes were horrific, and he paid the ultimate price for them. When journalist Martha Elliott first heard of Ross, she learned what the world knew of him-- that he had been a master at hiding in plain sight. Elliott, a staunch critic of the death penalty, was drawn to the case when the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned Ross's six death sentences. Rather than fight for his life, Ross requested that he be executed because he didn't want the families of his victims to suffer through a new trial. Elliott was intrigued and sought an interview. The two began a weekly conversation--that developed into an odd form of friendship--that lasted over a decade, until Ross's last moments on earth. Over the course of his twenty years in prison, Ross had come to embrace faith for the first time in his life. He had also undergone extensive medical treatment. The Michael Ross whom Elliott knew seemed to be a different man from the monster who was capable of such heinous crimes. This Michael Ross made it his mission to share his story with Elliott in the hopes that it would save lives. He was her partner in unlocking the mystery of his own evil.
Publisher: ©2015
New York : Penguin Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781594204906
159420490X
Characteristics: 323 pages ; 25 cm

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Ricshaw7 Jan 25, 2016

This book could have and should have been a unbiased journey into the mind & motivation of a criminal narcissist,who in pursuit of his perverted sexual pleasures took the lives of 8 young women. Instead it is a liberal anti-death penalty rant! The writer allows herself to be seduced by her subject.NEWS FLASH he's a serial killer he used you! Its what they do!!

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