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Book Review

The Townhouse Massacre: The Unforgettable Crimes Of Richard Speck
by Ryan Green

Category:  Nonfiction: True Crime

Average Rating:  4.0

"It just wasn't their night." (Richard Speck)

On the evening of July 13, 1966, an intoxicated Richard Speck broke into a townhouse at 2319 East 100th Street in Chicago to rob a group of student nurses. Speck woke the residents and ordered them into a room, calmly requesting money in exchange for their safety. The young women obliged. They believed that he was just going to take the money and leave, but Speck had other plans.

He tied them all up with strips of bed linen and led one of the girls into a separate room to "talk alone". The situation took a turn for the worse when two more resident nurses burst into the townhouse, surprising Speck in the act. What transpired in the following hours would grip the nation with fear and forever change the perception of society.

The Townhouse Massacre is a chilling and gripping account of one of the most brutal and gruesome true crime stories in American history. Ryan Green's riveting narrative draws the listener into the real-life horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller.


[2020-01-03 21:27:11]

Rating:  4

Ryan Green has managed to provide just the right amount of detail to form a clear and complete picture of Richard Speck and his crimes. And Steve White's narration is excellent.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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