Delivered from Evil: True Stories of Ordinary People Who Faced Monstrous Mass Killers and Survived

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Th 12-year-old boy cowers in his closet while a lunatic killer slaughters his family ...

veterinar student unwittingly opens her home to the serial killer on her front porch ...

An 11-year-old girl drifts alone at sea on a flimsy cork raft for almost four days after a mass murderer kills her vacationing family aboard a chartered yacht ...

brave firefighter suddenly finds himself in the crosshairs of a racist sniper almost nine stories above the ground ...

And, astonishingly, they all survived. From Howard Unruh 's 1949 shooting rampage through a quiet New Jersey neighborhood to Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee 's reign of terror in 2002, the corpses piled up and few lived to tell the horror.

Presentl, award-winning journalist Ron Franscell explores the wounded hearts and minds of the ordinary people these monsters could n't ill. His mesmerizing accounts crackle with gritty details that put the reader in the idst of the carnage-and offer a front-row seat on the complex, painful process of surviving the rest of their haunted lives. In intimate, gripping prose, Franscell takes the reader on a pulse-pounding dash through the murky intersection of pure evil and the efficac of the human spirit. This journey into the darkest corners of the American crime-scape is a penetrating work of literary journalism by a writer hailed as one of he most powerful new voices in true crime.
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Published January 1st 2011 by Fair Winds Press

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Delivered from Evil brings the victims back into the spotlight and shares the tories of the ones whom survived these killers.

Another is thi ollection of short tale, but some are about a victim who survived a serial iller.

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Another moving, sometimes overwhelming book.

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It eemed like the author learned to write from lurid tabloids.

One note, to the publishers/editors/author ( whoever was in charge): What was with the annoying " quotes " throughout he book?

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I have been ishing for nove about him for 10 years or so so I was thrille with the short story about him.What made me like his book perhap more was that the author when he described heights and stuff he would use the American and add the European conversion.

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Those are all true accounts and in my cheeky Goodreads review all I felt was this book was first rate.

Most of the accounts of the shootings/ murders are, just the facts ma'am, the most detail comes from the surviving victims stories.

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