Mark Twain wrote: A dozen direct censures are easier to bear than one morganatic compliment.
Category: Nonfiction: True Crime
Average Rating: 5.0
They thought about their evil fantasy for months.
Then wound up like clockwork toys...they acted.
In April 1997, pretty, 22-year-old Jacine Gielinski stopped her car at a red light in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She had no idea that the two young men looking at her from the car next to hers would in that moment decide she would be their target for unspeakable horrors.
George Woldt and Lucas Salmon were an unlikely pair of best friends, much less killers. Woldt was a fast-talking, well-dressed ladies' man who boasted of his sexual conquests. Salmon was deeply religious, and socially misfit, obsessed with losing his virginity. Woldt was the leader, Salmon his willing follower, but neither had been in serious trouble with the law. However, inspired by the cult movie, A Clockwork Orange, with its dystopian violence, they fantasized for months what it would be like to abduct, rape, torture and murder a woman. Then, aroused by watching ultra-violent pornography, they decided to act upon their evil thoughts.
Revised and updated with a new afterword from the author, A CLOCKWORK MURDER recounts the steps that led to an unthinkable crime and its impact on a community, as well as the friends and especially the parents of an innocent young woman who paid with her life for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This is an extremely compelling, highly listenable true crime audiobook expertly narrated by Kevin Pierce. Steve Jackson is an outstanding true crime author, covering all sides and perspectives of the case with in-depth descriptions of the involved parties and events. I'm particularly pleased that he included the afterword to bring the case up to date and share some of his personal thoughts.
NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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