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Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2021
This book is a five star for a few reasons. This isn't your typical true crime book like one by Ann Rule where she is simply recounting the crimes and trials (of course with the exception of "The Stranger Beside Me"). This author is actually an investigative journalist with exceptional knowledge of all facets of the internet. She also has a dry and wicked sense of humor that helps lighten some of the darkness. Also, if you read her other book about the Amy Allwine murder or Silk Road you might want to check this out for more information not previously exposed. That being said, why didn't I take the warning at the beginning of the book about the last section, " Darkest"? Yes, I like true crime but this is territory I really have never sought to look into. It caused me to become physically ill and unable to sleep. I finished it because I had to know whether any of these pedo- loser- probably never had an ass beating from a man-was your mama cold to you?-vile-depraved-MAPS-you'regoingtoburninhell-and I bet were bullied on the playground-ever gets caught. Thankfully yes but not punished enough to suit me. We can only hope for some good old fashioned prison justice but unfortunately many prisons keep these freaks in protective custody. Where were Daisy's protectors? Nowhere. As for the million consumers of this CP (filth? Not harsh enough a word), I would like to say may God have mercy on your souls, seek help, but I don't think either of those two things are going to happen. Yeah, great book but I wish I would have shut it down after part two.
I'm sure I'm not the only one curious about the Dark Web, but have read enough about it or watched videos that have been frightening. I've not ever been on the Dark Web. This book has satisfied any curiosity i have had. The book is very detailed and researched. Nothing really shocks me anymore, more disturbing. The depravity and the vile actions of people is just nauseating. This book is filled with enough information and stories of the Dark Web, I don't need to know anymore or want to. I'm out!
I came across a review of this book in a newspaper and it made me curious. This book lifts the veil in a careful approach to what goes on in the darkest web, and I really, REALLY hope I never get their attention. We all share so much information online blissfully ignorant to what might happen, so I'm rethinking a lot of what I thought I had a basic assumption about.
Picked this book up after getting lost in some Reddit threads about the dark web— put it down two days later after plowing through a part and a half everyday. Ormsby does the work so the reader doesn’t have to; it’s fascinating to discern between fact and fiction based on what we hear commonly spread about the dark web. Very informative and interesting read!
4.0 out of 5 starsTotally enthralling, couldn’t put it down
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2021
I started reading this the weekend of Memorial Day and I couldn’t put it down; by Monday - Memorial Day proper - I had finished it. Eileen Ormsby’s journalistic approach make both informative & entertaining work out of some incredibly intriguing & disturbing topics, some of which are well beyond the bounds of deeply upsetting. Whilst this book may not be for the faint of heart, as some of the criminal activity covered is nearly impossible to stomach - she deploys said details, heartbreaking as they are, without exploitative or gratuitous manipulation. This is the first book by Ormsby I’ve read, but I’ll be picking up her other titles. Even if true crime/nonfiction isn’t necessarily your thing, you’ll likely enjoy this as the stories therein are about as wild as any story, fiction or non, could be. Ormsby did some truly spectacular research to compose this, exposing a dark side of our modern internet infused lives. Recommended! PS: FREE ROSS ULBRICHT!
4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting trip into a different web
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2020
I didn't know much about the dark web; this book explained a lot about how it functions and provided a personal touch by the author's involvement and communication with its representatives. I could have perhaps enjoyed more interesting stories instead of focusing exclusively on certain characters, but all in all it was worth reading.
This is an amazing tell all of what the dark web is made of. Part 3 being the worst of all I hope it has opened the eyes of its readers to fully understand the type of people in this world that we wouldn't know of otherwise. I hope this book drives people to take the pedos down every chance we get.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 14, 2019
This book is an incredible insight into the dark web. I would recommend this to anyone really. But if you have a hunger for darker knowledge of what people are capable of, then you need to read this. I absolutely loved it.