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Veteran investigative journalist Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. It was not until February 2002 that pig farmer Robert William Pickton would be arrested and until 2008 before he was found guilty on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed, and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally, this unprecedented tale of true crime could be told.

Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killers gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police - and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton - such as from Pickton's longtime best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. Cameron uncovers what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work.

©2011 Steve Cameron (P)2021 Vintage Canada LLC

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Detailed but too much

This story dives deep in to the crimes. However, it may be too deep. At times sort of drones on. Sometimes I forget what I am listening too. The narrator has a pleasant voice but her delivery of the story in certain areas lack something. At times it feels as though she is reading the book to you, not narrating it. Sometimes there needs to be a crescendo or arch of the story but she leaves it as just words on paper.

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Excellently written & researched - audio TERRIBLE

This is a fantastic book that is well researched and written, but the narration and production are TERRIBLE. New audio would make this book amazing.

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The narrator is horrible to listen to!!

I just can't listen to her voice it's so annoying! the story is better on the podcasts that are available for free!!

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Bizarre story

I didn't know about this case and it is fascinating. I can't understand the judge in the trial. He seemed completely incompetent. Without him, Picton's trial would have a completely different outcome and would have given a much bigger relief for a lot of families, whom I presume, are still suffering. Shame on the judge.