Tortured With Love
The True Crime Romance of the Lonely Hearts Killers
by JT Hunter
on Tour August 1 - September 30, 2020
What is the price of passion? What is the power of love?
Meet Martha Beck, a young nurse dedicated to healing others, until her own hurting heart lured her down a darker path. Loneliness led her to Raymond Fernandez, but love led her all the way to the electric chair.
This is the tragic story of the Lonely Heart Killers.
We wonder why people become murderers. How does that happen? Hunter gives a good account of the couple who came to be known as the Lonely Hearts Killers.
Whether you remember the headlines from the early 1950s or not, Hunter's book is an interesting account of how Ray and Martha meet through a service advertised in magazines. That reminded me of online dating sites today. First correspondence by mail, then meeting. Ray convincing women to give him their money. Martha becoming obsessed with love for Ray. Hunter gives us some background on Ray and Martha, helping us understand, perhaps, how lovers became killers.
This is a good book for readers who like true crime accounts. Hunter's writing style is good and he gives readers essential information through the trial and the executions.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Book Details:Genre: True Crime
Published by: JT Hunter
Publication Date: May 15th 2020
Number of Pages: 210
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads
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JT Hunter is a true crime writer with over fifteen years of experience as a lawyer, including criminal law and appeals. He also has significant training in criminal investigation techniques. He enjoys being a college professor teaching fiction and nonfiction to his creative writing students.
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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)