The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man'S Tragedy Helped Unlock The Deadliest Secrets Of The World'S Most Terrifying Killers
Publish Date: 2012-07-10
Author: Pete Earley
From New York Times bestselling author Pete Earleythe strange but true story of how a young mans devastating brain injury gave him the unique ability to connect with the worlds most terrifying criminals.
Fifteen-year-old Tony Ciaglia had everything a teenager could want until he suffered a horrific head injury at summer camp. When he emerged from a coma, his right side was paralyzed, he had to relearn how to walk and talk, and he needed countless pills to control his emotions.
Abandoned and shunned by his friends, he began writing to serial killers on a whim and discovered that the same traumatic brain injury that made him an outcast to his peers now enabled him to connect emotionally with notorious murderers. Soon many of Americas most dangerous psychopaths were revealing to him heinous details about their crimeseven those theyd never been convicted of.
Tony despaired as he found himself inescapably drawn into their violent worlds of murder, rape, and tortureuntil he found a way to use his gift. Asked by investigators from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to aid in solving a murder, Tony launched his own searches for forgotten victims with clues provided by the killers themselves.
The Serial Killer Whisperer takes readers into the minds of murderers like never before, but it also tells the inspiring tale of a struggling American family and a tormented young man who found healing and closure in the most unlikely wayby connecting with monsters.