This book is terrible. Not just because of the murders, those were what made it unbearable/bearable to read. I don’t know who told this guy to write this book, but they should get their money back. He took interesting crimes and turned them into something that was ridiculously boring! If you are going to be writing about crimes of passion, put a little “oomf” into it.
I get it, he was trying not to sensationalize everything like we are so used to. But you don’t have to go to the complete opposite and go with just the facts. Make it seem like you are human even if what you are writing about is the most inhumane thing. It was like reading a book that a robot wrote.
And I was so looking forward to it because the last one in the compilation (Murder stories) was so good! Ah well, can’t win them all.
Crimes of Passion=Stinker.