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Eye of the Beast: The True Story of Serial Killer James Wood [Kindle Edition]

Terry Adams , Mary Brooks-Mueller , Scott Shaw
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In the summer of 1993, James Wood brought terror to the unassuming town of Pocatello, Idaho. Little did the friendly community realize it had opened its arms to serial killer. Wood, the stranger in town, was polite and soft-spoken. He looked quite ordinary—he was a master at appearing normal. In late June, Wood abducted and murdered Jeralee Underwood, the eleven-year-old daughter of a devout Mormon family. The entire region was shocked and outraged. Now, author Terry Adams teams with lead investigator Scott Shaw and forensic psychologist Mary Brooks-Mueller to bring readers a unique perspective on this case. Shaw takes us into the heart of an exhaustive investigation, while Brooks-Mueller shows us the mind of a true sexual psychopath. Having spent years researching this case, the authors are skillful in recreating this true story about James Woods—one of the nation's most unusual serial killers. The case that rocked the Mormon Church.

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Explores the life and psyche of the soft-spoken serial killer while recalling the search for and the trial of the murderer of eleven-year-old Jeralee Underwood.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, a little graphic in areas. 26 Feb. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This started out really interesting and I felt I knew the characters. I was curious about what happened with his marriage and step daughter but the author didn't elaborate on this and left that part hanging. It was a little graphic in areas which is o.k., but near the end I felt all the references to the LDS took away from the story. However I did appreciate the show of compassion and love they had for the little girl. Great commendations to the police and detectives who worked on this case!! We can all feel a little safer now. It was almost scary how well the detective had to get to know the killer. How hard that must have been, but what an insight it provided to how the serial killer works. People like that should never ever be able to get out of prison.
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Living within houses from him and knowing almost every one involved make it more real. the author was very perchise at giving the facts and letting every one know just what kind of monster james wood was yet letting every one know just how he could fool people. even the relatives and friends who knew him had no idea about the man and what he did. it makes you realize that there are beast amoung us.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great one sit read. It keeps your attention. 22 Mar. 1998
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When I sat down with "The Beast", I was not planning to read the entire book in a single sitting. Terry Adams did a superb job at putting the reader into the lives of the real life characters. Book very well researched. Its a must for those who prefer "fact" rather than "fiction". Very well done with particularly good detailing of events.
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2.0 out of 5 stars PROOF READER NEEDED 7 Feb. 2014
By Dee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Are these E books ever checked by proof readers? The book downloaded, I started reading and a few chapters in I had encountered at least one typographical error per page, if not more. Also odd usage of dashes and spacing in the pages. It looks to have been typed (or printed) by someone who doesn't have a firm grasp of English. I found all this disappointing and distracting. The book itself is OK but the writer is no Ann Rule. Don't waste your money unless you are particularly interested in this story.
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