Interesting book, but I think the author is doing some serious wishful thinking with her theory that serial killing is a genetic defect. A lot of peop...moreInteresting book, but I think the author is doing some serious wishful thinking with her theory that serial killing is a genetic defect. A lot of people, especially in the mental health profession, really want the horrible aspects of humanity to be genetic; that way it isn’t anyone’s fault. My problem here is if it is a genetic defect then where are the statistics showing the children of serial killers are more likely to be serial killers? She also has a tendency to read motives into the actions of people she has never met as if she had performed an in-depth analysis of them directly. She does carefully state she never met the people she does this to, but then she seems to really delve in and frankly its all conjecture. I give her the analysis of those she did interview – but I think they played her. I have no doubt she figured some things out, but I think much was the killers playing with her as they would a little mouse.
Also she waxes just a little too enthusiastically about the invasive medical test she would just love to do on serial killers in jail – if only the Neanderthals in charge could see the good it would do! The Fools! I have to be honest, this I kind of like – I have a thing for the mad scientists!