This book was a quick read. I did not put it down and go on to another book (which I have done twice lately) and I read it in two days. So, there is something to say for that.
The book switched perspectives at the end and it was hard to continue. More than 80% of the book was written from the views of the main characters and then it changed at the end… I could have done without that. The author intended the book to become a movie (but someone beat him to the punch, he said). I’m assuming the switch in perspectives was because it was supposed to be a screenplay.
This book was interesting. It was loosely based on the real-life killers of Charles Starkweather and Caril Anne Fugate of the 1950’s.
If you want a quick read and the book is still available at a discounted price – go for it.
He is Jimmie John Hall, “free and white and 22”. Her name is Betty Dienhardt, plain, friendless, and oppressed by a bleak home life. In each other, they find a chance for love and fulfillment. But they are doomed. For Jimmie John has already embarked on a killing spree on the backroads of the Southwest that will leave 14 innocent people dead.