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The Boy Next Door

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Brinck presents the explosive true story of the boy next door who turned out to be a psychotic killer. Police were unable to tie a local misfit, Jon Dunkle, to the stabbing death of 12-year-old Lance Turner in 1984--until another murder surfaced and a female police officer had the courage to pose as the suspect's girlfriend to get at the truth. 12 pages of photos.
Paperback, 372 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Pinnacle
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During the early days of his incarceration, Jon Dunkle talked about how his reading of the Bible helped him through. "'I like the Desiderata too,' he added, though he couldn't begin to pronounce it," writes author/researcher Gretchen Brinck.

Dunkle was undiagnosed as being dyslexic for much of his life, so any attempt he made to read a text as dense as the Bible would have had that much more impact than it would have on the average person. What remained unproven at the time he revealed this infor
Courtney Himes
This is a compelling story about a young man who murdered three children within a span of five to six years, frustrating a small police department with little money to finance a long running investigation. I have not yet finished the book, but so far it is pretty good. I know it's not great because I am able to put this book down!
Stephanie Phipps
This story frightens me as a mom. Several deaths of young boys, only thing in common is who killed them. His first victim being his best freinds little brother. He is a vicous young man who assaults victims other than ones he kills. Making you wonder how he got away with so much for so long. I own this book, part of my collection.
Well researched and well written. A bit a of difficult read as this took place in my home town, and I knew one of the victims and his family.
From front of book:

"He lived in their peaceful town. He went to their church. And he was killing their children."

Excellent book!!

Intense thriller. I couldn't put it down, but couldn't fall asleep afterwards.
really interesting book , makes you wonder about people.
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