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The Stranger Beside Me
Ann Rule maybe the Mother of the modern Crime novel. Her relationship with Ted Bundy brought something special to the genre. It gave an insight into the man, a look behind the mask of a monster. Each murder account is terrorizing; each autopsy description horrifying.
The collection started out well-written. It was easy to follow along with, but shortly after the second true crime story, I feel the writing became obtuse. Ms. Morton seemed to delight in showing off her large vocabulary—most often having a detrimental effect on the story.
The writing feels as if it was translated from another language. Mr Shoaib loses much of the suspense that is associated with the horror genre as the collection is hard to understand.