The Bundy Secrets: Hidden Files on America’s Worst Serial Killer by Kevin M. Sullivan

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“Society wants to believe it can identify evil people, or bad or harmful people, but it’s not practical. There are no stereotypes.” – Ted Bundy

This book was kindly provided to me by NetGalley and WildBlue Press in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Within the pages of The Bundy Secrets: Hidden Files of America’s Worst Serial Killer is a unique, never-before-published look at the investigations undertaken to stop the depredations of America’s most infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy. Presented here in an easy-to-follow chronology are the raw, unedited and most fascinating official case files as they appeared to the detectives from the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains to Florida.

Book three in Sullivan’s Bundy Trilogy (The Bundy Murders, The Trail of Ted Bundy), The Bundy Secrets completes Sullivan’s opus by presenting readers with a ‘just the facts’ rendition of the formerly classified files of the manhunt, as well as contemporary interviews, gathered by Sullivan from dozens of sources along Bundy’s trail of terror. A must-have for true crime students of Ted Bundy.

Some time ago I watched the Netflix movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and I found it amazing. After that I decided to watch Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes as well, which is a documentary series going through the development of Bundy’s killing. I was looking forward to reading this book, since it broadens my knowledge about Ted Bundy and his victims.

The book contains case files, supported by additional information provided by the author. I found it so interesting to read the case files and to feel like I’m investigating along with the detectives. The author did a good job in explaining certain interviews and documents to make the files clear.

What surprised me most about everything, is how Bundy managed to commit all these murders and get away with them for so long. The things he did to all those women is absolutely terrible and if I were a student around that time, I wouldn’t dare to close my eyes at night.

For people who are interested in True Crime I would recommend this book. The author created a series, of which this is the third book. I don’t know what the first two are like, but if they are similar to this one It would be worth checking them out. Although this is the third book in the series, I don’t feel like I’ve missed a lot by not having read the first two books.

I gave this book 4/5 stars.

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