- During the summer of 1966, Richard Franklin Speck, a twenty-two year old Ordinary Seaman, waiting for a berth aboard a merchant ship, murdered eight student nurses inside a townhouse in South Chicago, shocking the surrounding hardworking, religious community to its very core. Twenty years later, Carly Rocket and her business partner, Mike Holtzer, find themselves inside Stateville Correctional Facility hired to cast extras for a Hollywood movie. Unbeknownst to Carly, Speck is one of Stateville’s inmates. His infamous murders took place only blocks from her childhood home leaving her with deep emotional scars. Discovering that Speck is enjoying his life behind bars, Carly is outraged and conspires with a guard to make a video tape of Speck’s uninhibited life in an attempt to change prison regulations. But it backfires, and suddenly Carly finds herself in danger of becoming Speck’s ninth victim.
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“I’ve read this book! I found it chilling and fascinating, and the characters are ones you won’t soon forget. I totally identified with the “young” version of the heroine…anyone will who remembers when the Speck murders took place. This is a well written, haunting story and Mary Leo has handled this horrific tale in an amazing way–I think she’s the only one who could have writting this story, this way. Warning: you won’t want to stop reading once you start!” By Janet Wellington
“Leo does a great job of creating a drama filled fictional story with a chilling historical backdrop. Trusting Evil is a page turner. I was repulsed by Richard Speck and could genuinely feel Carly’s pain and guilt. This book is passionate, it is scary and it is romantic, I highly recommend it.” By Veronica M Banghart
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Author: Mary Leo
Kindle price: Paperback $12.00
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (March 14, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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