Trusting Evil

Trusting Evil In the summer of 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 sho

  • Title: Trusting Evil
  • Author: Mary Leo
  • ISBN: 9781927111666
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 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 StatevIn 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 her, Speck is one of Stateville s inmates His infamous murders took place only blocks from her childhood home leaving her with deep emotional wounds 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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  • This was a great book and mostly based on fact. Spookily I started reading on July 14th, the 46th anniversary of the terrible murders of Richard Speck of eight nurses in Chicago.The book's author lived around the corner from the townhouse where they died and her life was clearly affected by the awful atrocity going on so nearby.The book is about a girl who grew up in the area too and she's now a partner in a film extras company. They need some real-life prisoners for a film so head off to where [...]


  • Wow! This is a hard book to review for me. I was a young girl in the 60's, younger than Carly was when evil entered her young life. I can go back in time in so many parts of this story, not the bad bits but the good old days that were full of day dreams and using your imagination when life was simple, innocent, trustingWhat happened to Carly could only effect you in years to come in the worst possible way, you'd be scarred for life.This is one of these books that made me thankful for all the com [...]


  • Quest for Richard SpeckThe book was very thought provoking as it reflected the truth about the liberties that prisoners had at Statesville. It is a crime in itself that someone like Richard Speck had the liberties that he had in the prison. He was a mass murderer who's life was better in prison than outside. I remember when the tapes of this travesty were released to the public and the outcry that went along with it.It was an interesting concept to have the story written from the point of view o [...]


  • Trusting Evil (by Mary Leo)Carly Rocket and Mike Holtzer are filming a movie in Stateville Correctional Facility outside of Chicago. She finds that notorious killer Richard Speck is housed there. He killed eight nurses in the South Chicago neighborhood where Carly grew up. Memories of the 1966 murders are haunting her and they decide to film the "good life" Richard has in prison. Little does she know her life is in danger.A fantastic thriller. I grew up in Chicago and do remember the murders. I [...]


  • I always like to read stories that are written based on actual facts. I enjoyed this book, however there were times that the flashbacks became redundant. Especially the ones dealing with Carly and her friends obsessing over the Beatles. I guess, in a way, they were integral to delving into Carly's psychosis, but it made a very difficult reading experience because I would wander mentally as soon as I realized a passage was going to describe more Beatle mania. I kind of wish the ending had been di [...]


  • This book is based on an actual event. 8 student nurses murdered and a young woman struggling with the trauma and guilt she experienced living only a few blocks from the scene. Carly was 14 at the time and saw things that she felt as she got older if she had told it might have saved them. This is a powerful story but it jumps from decade to decade and for me made it hard to follow.


  • This book is based on Richard Speck who killed 8 nurses in 1966. I remember this since I was working in Chicago when the news came on. Carly tells the story. She was 14 and saw the police taking the girls out on stretchers. Mary Leo, the author, wrote a great book.


  • Clever blend of history and fiction. A little slow-going at times. The intermingling of the story's present day and the past was well-done. I liked the special passages that were from the point-of-view of the nurses Richard Speck murdered in Chicago.


  • Gripping, as I was the same age as the main character in the book in 1966 and live not too far from the South Chicago neighborhood where Speck murdered 8 student nurses. Very relatable for me, and I found I could not put this well-written book down.


  • Mary Leo is well written,you will get caughtup with the characters,in the mist of the murders you have an love story.Trusting Evil is a haunting and chilling storye more you read the more you cant put it down,and i dont like reading True Story,so coming from me ,this is a good read



  • TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! One of the best freebie books Ever!Just can't say enough about this book. Get it you will love it I promise.


  • After reading this book, I would probably not read any others by this author. Far too slow and never really goes anywhere. Curious about the true story it was based on.



  • A truly good read based in reality, with all of the details. I especially loved the characters who are as flawed as real humans.


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