Delivered from Evil: True Stories of Ordinary People Who Faced Monstrous Mass Killers and Survived

Delivered from Evil: True Stories of Ordinary People Who Faced Monstrous Mass Killers and Survived

Ron Franscell


A 12-year-old boy cowers in his closet whereas a lunatic killer slaughters his relations . . . a nursing scholar unwittingly opens her domestic to the serial killer on her entrance porch . . . an 11-year-old lady drifts on my own at sea on a flimsy cork raft for nearly 4 days after a mass assassin kills her touring kin aboard a chartered yacht . . . a courageous firefighter without warning reveals himself within the crosshairs of a racist sniper nearly 9 tales above the floor . . .

And, astonishingly, all of them survived.

From Howard Unruh’s 1949 taking pictures rampage via a quiet New Jersey local to Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee’s reign of terror in 2002, the corpses piled up and few lived to inform the horror. Now, award-winning journalist Ron Franscell explores the wounded hearts and minds of the normal humans those monsters couldn’t kill. His spell binding money owed crackle with gritty info that positioned the reader in the middle of the carnage—and supply a front-row seat at the complicated, painful means of surviving the remainder of their haunted lives. In intimate, gripping prose, Franscell takes the reader on a pulse-pounding sprint during the murky intersection of natural evil and the efficiency of the human spirit. This trip into the darkest corners of the yank crime-scape is a penetrating paintings of literary journalism by way of a author hailed as some of the most strong new voices in real crime.

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