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suprising page turner, 16 Jun 2009
I've not really read any crime books before and I was amazed at how engrossing a biographical account can be. I couldn't put it down. What really drew me in was the way in which the authors draw this clear psychological portrait of Fritzl. The book isn't salacious or demonizing, it's just cold accounting of his rationale for doing these terrible acts. And that's the terrifying part, you really start to understand the dysfunctional family dynamics. Dynamics that started way before Elizabeth, that were born out of the atrocities of Nazi Austria and his horrifying one-eyed mother. This is a really great read.