#TrueCrime #KU – The Dark Side of Humanity:True Crime Stories to Curl up With by Ravyn Salvador

Enter the gripping world of true crime with a collection of stories to curl up with. Delve deep into the minds of violent offenders, explore cases that have kept us guessing for ages, and uncover the chilling secrets that lurk in the shadows of society.

Discover the darkest corners of the human psyche and examine the psychology of those driven to commit unspeakable acts of violence. From notorious serial killers to enigmatic cold cases, tantalizing mysteries to unsettling history, each story offers a glimpse into the twisted minds of those who walk the line between sanity and madness while delving into the reasons we can’t seem to look away from tales of murder and mayhem.

So, curl up and prepare to be captivated, disturbed, and utterly enthralled by the chilling stories that await within these pages. Because, sometimes, the truth is stranger—and more terrifying—than fiction.



Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this book.

I was pretty excited about this book when I saw it somewhere…..tiktok???  Anyway, I jumped and preordered.  When the book downloaded I jumped in.  I am a huge true crimer.  I love to listen to podcasts, read books based on true crimes, and or things published by researchers/police/FBI/etc about crime.  Needless to say, SOLD!!!

I will say the way the story is told seemed like a bunch of term papers published together.  It was a different way to weave a story.  When we get to the chapters about serial killers, I was disappointed that each person was well know to people like me…crazy crimers.  I would have loved to see a new name being discussed with people.  Who doesn’t already know Bundy, Dahmer, BTK…etc.

There is a chapter about true crime podcasts and again the podcasts mentioned were ones that are already popular and one even very controversial given the multiple plagiarism claims against them.  Again I would have loved a new podcast or one that is not already established.  I have so many that I follow.

The book is a great start for someone who is just entering the world of true crime. But for me, it was a little bit of a letdown.  The writing is great but the content for me fell flat given my status of crazy true crimer follower.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rayvn Salvador is a lifelong bibliophile who left her eighteen-year IT career over a decade ago to read and make stuff up for a living. She lives in Florida with her feline familiars and incredibly supportive beau—who hopes nobody ever needs to check her search history. They love to attend sporting events and concerts, but if she’s not doing that and isn’t on deadline, you’ll likely find her taking long walks through the woods, sweating while working out in virtual reality, investigating haunted locales, or contemplating the recesses of people’s minds in documentaries. She pens the Haunted New Orleans (paranormal romantic thriller), Willow Falls (small-town romantic suspense) and Fourth and Goal (football romance) series, and is hard at work on the next book to make your pulse race.

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