Even though I like Ann Rule’s writing style I got very sick of hearing about her in the second half of the book and there a lot of details that were not needed. Like on page 349 she mentions that her apartment was the only one that wasn’t a “hooker’s pad.” It really wasn’t relevant to the story and just kind of bugged me.
A few quotes really stuck out to me. The first was ” The world owed Ted Bundy. It had taken everything he had away from him…” on page 318. When I read the quote it made me wonder, is that how Ann thought Ted felt or is that how Ann felt about Ted. Also I don’t believe that for a second. Even though Ted had a difficult child hood he was very smart and could have gone anywhere in life he wanted, he had made the choices he did to end up where he was at that moment.
Another quote that stood out to me was on page 323 when Mary Ann Piccano said “I think I’m about to dance with an ex-con…” It stood out to me not only because of how accurate it was but also because its strange to me how so many of the girls felt that there was something wrong with Ted and there were also a lot of girls that didn’t see that. Including Ann. Were some of the girls able to see there was something wrong with him because his real self was peeking through his mask?