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John Crutchley seemed to be living the American Dream. Good-looking and blessed with a genius level IQ, he had a prestigious, white-collar job at a prominent government defense contractor, where he held top secret security clearance and handled projects for NASA and the Pentagon. To all outward appearances, he was a hard-working, successful family man with a lavish new house, a devoted wife, and a healthy young son.But, he concealed a hidden side of his personality, a dark secret tied to a hunger for blood and the overriding need to kill. As one of the most prolific serial killers in American history, Crutchley committed at least twelve murders, and possibly nearly three dozen. His IQ elipsed that of Ted Bundy, and his body count may have as well. While he stalked the streets hunting his unsuspecting victims, the residents of a quiet Florida town slept soundly, oblivious to the dark creature in their midst, unaware of the vampire next door.
J.T. Hunter is an attorney with over fourteen years of experience practicing law, including criminal law and appeals, and he has significant training in criminal investigation techniques. He is also a college professor in Florida where his teaching interests focus on the intersection of criminal psychology, law, and literature. This is his debut true crime novel.
©2014 J.T. Hunter and RJ Parker Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 J.T. Hunter and RJ Parker Publishing, Inc.
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By Veruka on 02-06-15

Too twisted

What disappointed you about The Vampire Next Door?

I do not like listening to overly detailed accounts of sexual violence. And this book gave play by plays of all graphic details.

What aspect of Rob Shamblin’s performance would you have changed?

Rob Shamlin did a decent job.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Vampire Next Door?

I would cut most of the details on the sexual assaults; I literally felt ill after an hour of this book.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to a lot of true crime, so for me to find the book too graphic takes a lot. I could only listen to about 80 minutes and did not finish the book.

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By Claudia Shoultes on 09-15-16

Chilling but good true story!

Enjoyed it very much. I guess the only thing I noticed is it seemed to repeat things a bit much.

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By Mrs. Lorraine J. Brown on 05-18-15

Vampire next door

This was a compelling story that showed how police are tied by red tape, if they had been allowed to do their job effectively people's lives may have been safed

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By Matt on 12-16-15

Disturbing, but very interesting.

This is the first audiobook that I have ever listened to. I had it recommended through the Generation Why podcast. As such, I did not truly know what to expect.

The Vampire Next Door is a thrilling story that I found to be profoundly disturbing. The writing is common speak and easy to follow. The narration is unremarkable in either a positive or negative way, which I believe to be exactly what you want.

At times, the story would jump backwards or forwards in time at unexpected places which made it occasionally difficult to reconcile event sequences. For the most part though, the narrative was logical and sequential in a pleasing way.

My biggest gripe with the book is the apparent liberties taken by the author when attempting to record exact conversations between characters where no recording device would have been. Most of these 'conversations' were short, with just a few lasting more than thirty seconds. I felt that they directly took away from the overall credibility of the book. However, it was clear that the content was meticulously researched and as such, the liberties taken had minimal negative impact.

I would recommend this book, though I (and I am sure everyone else) would have preferred a different ending. I will plan to seek out more of the authors writing.

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