A Monster of All Time is well-deserving of five stars. J.T. Hunter’s non-fiction book, A Monster of All Time, shook me so deeply that there were times I had to put it down for a day or two. It is a powerful read, not simply because the subject matter is intense, but also because J. T. Hunter wrote with such unrestrained clarity and eloquence that occasionally I wanted time to digest the chapter.
I was prepared to read the story of the brutal murders carried out by a serial killer – or I thought I was. This murder mystery had been on one of the televised documentary programs I follow. Human behavior is an interest of mine. The author’s unrestrained depiction of the raw and gut-wrenching acts of violence on the victims was ‘executed’ without becoming morbid. The crimes and characters are not given a Hollywood spin. He honors the facts. This author’s description of the murders was not my Achilles heal. It was the roller coaster ride between the horror, and then identifying with happy college kids. Again and again with each successive attack.
What I found particularly unique, is that after reading A Monster of All Time, both a prosecutor and the defense lawyer could use this book’s detailed account to present a solid case before the judge and jury. The detailed facts flow smoothly, without being laboriously tedious. J. T. Hunter skillfully reveals each twisted character with an unforgiving light, and yet with a non judgmental voice. Incredible!
Though the reader is initially not certain who is responsible for the deaths, the mystery is revealed enticingly slow. The reader also is drawn, albeit reluctantly, to almost empathize with what led the killer to commit a level of brutality that is beyond comprehension.
This is what made A Monster Of All Time an emotional hell ride as well as being given the pleasure of reading a superbly written book. I highly recommend this book to readers who are accustomed to intense crime thrillers, psychological thrillers, mystery novels, and to those who study human behavior.
If you don’t lock your doors before going to bed …. maybe you should think about it.
A Monster Of All Time
by J.T. Hunter
on Tour July 1-31, 2019
The True Story of Danny Rolling, The Gainesville Ripper
Ambitious, attractive, and full of potential, five young college students prepared for the new semester. They dreamed of beginning careers and starting families. They had a lifetime of experiences in front of them. But death came without warning in the dark of the night.
Brutally ending five promising lives, leaving behind three gruesome crime scenes, the Gainesville Ripper terrorized the University of Florida, casting an ominous shadow across a frightened college town.
What evil lurked inside him?
What demons drove him to kill?
What made him A Monster of All Time?
Genre: True Crime
Published by: RJ Parker Publishing
Publication Date: September 4th 2018
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 1987902521 (ISBN13: 9781987902525)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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J.T. Hunter is an attorney with over fourteen years of experience practicing law, including criminal law and appeals, and he has significant training in criminal investigation techniques. He is also a college professor in Florida where his teaching interests focus on the intersection of criminal psychology, law, and literature.
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