One of my favorite subjects to read, to watch, or to listen to, is True Crime.
I find the subject absolutely fascinating and I probably teeter on the edge of being labeled as a true murderino. Although, I'm not as obsessed with the gritty details of the murders as I am with the people that solve them.
It’s the people like Paul Holes who’s devoted his entire life, at great personal sacrifice, to solve these crimes, that really fascinate me.
His book, 𝑼𝒏𝒎𝒂𝒔𝒌𝒆𝒅: 𝑴𝒚 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒍𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂’𝒔 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝑪𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒔 explores some of the most disturbing notorious murderers and how he solved these complex crimes like pieces of a puzzle.
From apprehending the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer to the murder of Laci and Connor Peterson, Holes describes the process while blending in his personal life, complete with all the struggles and all the successes.
His ability to compartmentalize his emotions during the worst of these cases come out in nightmares and anxiety, stress and drinking. I appreciate his absolute honesty in not only his often obsessive commitment to solving these crimes but the toll it’s taken on himself and his family.
I highly recommend this to any fan of true crime and if you’re familiar with Paul Holes or true crime journalist Billy Jensen, tune into their true crime podcasts 𝑱𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒔: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒖𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒅.