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On October 15 1977, Christine Eadie and Helen Scott left the World's End pub after a fun-filled night with two men in their arms. They had their whole lives ahead of them. They had nothing to fear and everything to look forward to.
Their naked bodies were discovered the following day. They were found six miles apart from each other. No attempt had been made to conceal their bodies, and both girls had been beaten, gagged, tied, raped and strangled.
The case attracted widespread media attention and despite the Police's best efforts, they were unable to identify a culprit. Within the next six months, the investigation was scaled down. The World's End killers were still at large. Free to continue terrorizing the streets of Scotland.
Thanks to the advances in DNA profiling, investigators were able to link the murders of Christine Eadie and Helen Scott to an Angus Sinclair, who was known to the Police.
Sinclair had pleaded guilty to culpable homicide of an eight-year-old girl when he was just 16 and was serving a life sentence for the murder of another 17-year-old girl. It is not known how many victims suffered at the hands of Sinclair. He is thought to have killed at least another four women but it could have been twice that amount.
Best-selling author Ryan Green assumes the role of Angus Sinclair and attempts to fill in the blanks on one of Scotland's most notorious serial killers. Sinclair is a shocking true story about lust, manipulation, dominance and extreme violence.
CAUTION: This book contains descriptive accounts of sexual abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to listen any further.
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By Christine Newton on 04-02-18
fascinating story of a serial killer
My goodness, what a fascinating story. There's so much here to think about. What makes a person a psychopathic killer. How to tell the difference between a person who has made dumb decisions versus a youth who is going to be an Angus Sinclair. Whether the brother-in-law was any worse than Angus (since the end-result was the same for the victims). The extent to which family and friends may be wilfully blind or genuinely ignorant of the activities of a killer in their midst. How family reacts when they discover that one of their own is a killer. The role of prisons in society, as training grounds to fine-tune criminal techniques or as a place to keep criminals away from the rest of society. And so on. Lots of ideas to play with in this particular sandbox.
The only reason why I deducted a star was because the rape scenes were a little too graphic for my personal taste. Sometimes when I read graphic rape scenes like the ones in this story, I wonder if socio/psychopathic readers (I'm sure those kinds of people would read literature such as this) are motivated by the descriptions. It's an interesting ethical issue and I suspect (hope) that entire college/university courses in creative writing and journalism are devoted to this topic. I'm not about to pronounce moral judgements on the author or any reader, but the 4-stars (rather than 5) is my opinion that the graphic descriptions of the rape scenes didn't add value to the narrative for me personally.
I thought the narration was excellent. The narrator's emphasis was effective without moving into the realm of exaggeration, and he's a great choice for this style of story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Jess on 04-04-18
An interesting and fascinating look into the dark and sinister. Good narration and great story telling. Recommend for anyone interested in true crime.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Ostfeld on 04-16-18
The amazing brain of Ryan Green.
In a short story it's amazing how much the author Ryan Green has been able to compress so much of this beautifully perfection of a true story.
I'm amazed of the monsters roaming our streets !
Sure we all read or see the news which tell us that another one was caught but no news tell us the full story.
In a way it sometimes seems that the author actually takes the villain side but I believe that he is trying to explain how it could all have been avoided, that circumstances are to blame which is probably true.
Catching the problem while the subject is young enough before his brain stops growing and wires itself could have changed everything, the problem is knowing and reaching those unknown in time.
Beautifully written a real masterpiece!
Perfectly narrated !