First published in 2011, I remember reading this story about Skylar Deleon, former supposed child star and the three murders he was found responsible for and sentenced to death for. But I sure needed this refresher, and the new and updated edition has lots of new information about what’s happened since then, to keep readers in the know. It seems Skylar, a married father of two, is having issues around his gender identity now that he is in prison. This story with the update included has become a bit long, at nearly 450 pages, but is still fascinating to read about what he did, the excuses he gives for why he claims to have done it, and how strangely some criminal minds work.
For true crime fans who like updated stories with a real twist, especially those who like Caitlin Rother, check it out. I was already a fan of Rother’s writing when I read this book, after reading Poisoned Love, and Twisted Triangle by her. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Caitlin Rother, and the publisher.
Publisher: WildBlue Press – 445 pages
Publication: Sept 27th, 2019
RATING: 4/5 Stars
The Author- Caitlin Rother, a daily newspaper reporter for almost twenty years, now writes both fiction and nonfiction books full-time. She was a Pulitzer Prize-nominated staff writer for the SanDiego Union-Tribune, and has been published in Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe, among other publications.