The man on the cover of this book looks like he could be anyone's grandfather. It's easy to imagine him doting on his little grandkids, reading them stories from his lap and letting them play with his big, bushy beard. If you were told he was a doctor, I bet you'd imagine he was a good, kind and gentle one, with an easy, affable manner and deep care for his patients.
Harold Frederick Shipman certainly projected all those qualities, but only so that he could hide the evil that lurked deep inside. Shipman abused his trust and used his position to kill - no less than 218 of his patients found their end at his hand, making him the United Kingdom's most prolific serial killer by a long shot.
This book tells Shipman's story, from his childhood under a domineering mother to his pathetic death in a prison cell. It will put you in the perspective of those who lived and worked in proximity to him, showing you the considerate but sometimes haughty doctor he presented himself as before taking you through the process of wrenching off that mask and uncovering the full extent of the evil festering within.
We will make a study of the man's possible motives and close with a look at the systemic failures that allowed him to kill and steps taken to make sure nothing like his murderous spree ever happens again.
©2015 Ryan Green (P)2016 Ryan Green
I really enjoyed this book. I think what is the most scary thing about this case is all of the oversights that had to occur in order to allow this man to continue killing. This isn’t your typical serial killer it was interesting to learn about Harold Shipman he was a brutal man killing over an Est 200 people. The narrator did a great job. I would highly recommend if you enjoy true crime.
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It was ok, a quick read. Not bad, interesting story.
I received this audible edition for free for my honest review.. amazing that the person who you would think choses a carrer to save life would ultimately take them instead.. intriguing and quizzical..
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All I can say is Thank God he wasn't my doctor. Nice factual account.
The narration was well done.
I'm 38 years old and had never heard of this fellow. Terrifying that this man was able to kill so many so easily with no eyebrows being raised and nothing coming to light until he grew so bold and confident that he forged a will. Shocking. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audibookboom in exchange for an unbiased review
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