Readers of true crime will appreciate the meticulous research that provided the information presented in this book. In May 2005, American student Natalee Holloway vanished while vacationing on the island of Aruba. The prime suspect in her disappearance was a young resident of Aruba, Joran van der Sloot. Although an exhaustive search was conducted, Natalee was never found. Five years to the day, another young woman, Stephany Flores, was found brutally murdered in Peru. Her body was discovered in a hotel room occupied by former Aruba native, Joran van der Sloot. Lisa Pulitzer and Cole Thompson provide an objective recounting of events involved in both cases, and detail the frustration faced by investigators as they attempted to provide justice to the victims' families. The result, truly, is a portrait of a monster.