Ciao, amici! I’ve got a true crime book review today. If you read Sue Coletta’s guest post not long ago, you’re already familiar with this one. I’m delighted to share my thoughts about the book with you below. I’ve already posted to BookBub and Goodreads and will also post to Amazon when the preorder goes live.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s More Chilling Because It’s True
I read Sue Coletta’s stories because they always send a shiver up my spine. When I saw she was writing a true crime book about female serial killers, I couldn’t wait to read it. Talk about chilling!
If you (like me) read true crime accounts or watch television specials about murderers and their victims, you’ve sat through—or given up on—some boring ones. Pretty Evil New England isn’t like that. Coletta doesn’t write this like a textbook but rather almost like a novel, with plot and scene-setting and dialogue that will keep you invested in these five women’s histories the way she does her own fictional tales. But in the case of this work, it’s all the more horrific because it’s all true.
I was particularly interested in the different motivations that prompted the killings. But then, without a motivation, there is no crime. Also worth noting is the forensic science and the criminal procedures that we get to see. And I was pleasantly surprised to find out how our forensics today have been impacted by those times.
This was an impressive work that I’m delighted to have read. I hope there are more installments to come. Whether there are or not, this one is an easy five-star recommendation.
Have you read this one yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below. Saluti!