Driven To Kill

Driven To Kill

Gary C. King / Jun 01, 2020
Driven To Kill By all appearances twenty nine year old Westley Allan Dodd was the perfect all American boy model high school student camp counselor and U S Navy enlistee But behind his mask of normalcy lurked a pr
  • Title: Driven To Kill
  • Author: Gary C. King
  • ISBN: 9780786013470
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • By all appearances, twenty nine year old Westley Allan Dodd was the perfect all American boy model high school student, camp counselor and U.S Navy enlistee But behind his mask of normalcy lurked a predatory sex fiend with a seventeen year history of appalling acts of molestation and violence Children were his victims and the parks of the Pacific Northwest his personBy all appearances, twenty nine year old Westley Allan Dodd was the perfect all American boy model high school student, camp counselor and U.S Navy enlistee But behind his mask of normalcy lurked a predatory sex fiend with a seventeen year history of appalling acts of molestation and violence Children were his victims and the parks of the Pacific Northwest his personal hunting grounds On September 4, 1989, his unnatural desires had driven him to abduct, torture and kill two young boys in Vancouver, Washington Undetected despite his record, Dodd killed a third innocent victim only weeks later near Portland, Oregon But only when he was caught trying to kidnap a child from a local movie theater was he finally taken into custody by police Confessing to these heinous murders, he was convicted on all three counts and sentenced to death On January 5, 1993 at 12 05 a.m Westley Allan Dodd became the first criminal in America in nearly three decades to be executed by hanging Based on exclusive access to police files and riveting trial testimony, personal interviews with Dodd himself and excerpts from his chilling diary of death, DRIVEN TO KILL dramatically recounts a hideous spree of death and horror that brought every parent s worst nightmare frighteningly to life
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      • Gary C. King

        Gary C King is a freelance author and lecturer who has published than 500 articles in true crime magazines in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom He is also the author of several true crime books including Blood Lust Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, Driven to Kill, Web of Deceit, Blind Rage, Savage Vengeance, An Early Grave, The Texas 7, Murder in Hollywood, Angels of Death, Stolen in the Night, Love, Lies, and Murder, An Almost Perfect Murder, Butcher, Rage, The Murder of Meredith Kercher, Crime Scene True Stories of Crime and Detection, and Murder Most Foul True Crime Stories of Murder and Mayhem.Driven to Kill, the story of serial child killer Westley Allan Dodd s killing spree, was nominated for an Anthony Award in the Best True Crime Book category at Bouchercon 25.Blood Lust Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, details the bizarre case of Dayton Leroy Rogers, Oregon s worst serial killer A German language edition of Blood Lust was published in 1995 Both Blood Lust and Driven to Kill were chosen as featured selections of Doubleday s True Crime Book Club.King s television appearances have included Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, Inside Edition, Court TV, MSNBC s Headliners and Legends, E , British Broadcasting Corporation BBC , Extra TV, and several other programs He also frequently provides radio interviews and has given talks at libraries as well as organizations devoted to readers and writers interested in the genre of true crime.After years of traditional publishing, King recently joined the growing ranks of indie authors.


    226 Comments

    1. I don t really know what to say about this book except that it s disturbing This is a true crime novel about a child serial killer The depiction of the sexual element involved in these murders is graphic As a parent it was extremely hard to read As a survivor it was a trigger A sad reminder of the evil that exists the consequences of being a less than vigilant parent.


    2. This was a quick, page turning read that graphically told the tale of Wesley Allen Dodd s life of molestation and eventual murders of young boys I enjoy reading True Crime and this was one of those stories that suck you in because it s hard to believe that people like this exist and it makes you want to understand what makes a person this way.I think the author did a great job of telling this story and giving you a true feeling of who Wes Dodd was and unfortunately, his disgusting conquests.


    3. Driven to Kill was a very difficult book to read The horrific insight into the mind of child molester killer Westley Allan Dodd was truly chilling Gary C King did a marvelous job of including enough details of Dodd s crimes to help build the case against him without going overboard The statements taken from Dodd s own diary were particularly disturbing This isn t just a book about a child molester and murderer it is essential reading for parents to help them understand the mind of a molester and [...]


    4. This book gives a look inside the mind of a child molester murderer It recounts the crimes of Westley Allan Dodd from police reports and Dodds personal journal This book is not for the squeamish as it tells exactly what Dodd did to his young male victims After reading this you will think twice about leaving your children alone anywhere.



    5. I am rating this book strictly on the author s skills, and the fact that it was very true to life However, this was the one and only book I ve EVER not been able to finish Crime and criminology are my life, I write about murder cases Every Single Day I study them I am totally desensitized But this book It made me sick If you decide to read this book, be prepared for a shock Seriously dude, I felt Dirty reading this.


    6. I think this book is very readable, although a warning that it s rather gruesome in terms of the despicable crimes it focuses on and King has certainly done his homework in terms of researching the criminal background of the cases he exposes here.We get a clear picture of everything that happened and how it happened What I find is missing, and I feel that I really wanted to know , is a in depth psychological profiling of the criminal I think that when readers read about gruesome crimes, it s th [...]


    7. When it comes to reading TC books where the victims are children I always feel sick to my stomach I m sure most people feel this way This book written by Mr King is on such a case As awful and gruesome this case were King has managed to tell the story so nobody forget the little victims.A shirt warning the book is not for the faint of heart If you would like a deeper review please visit my blog


    8. I didn t like the reactionary tone of the author monster, vile, and evil are words that don t belong in a work of nonfiction no matter who the book is about But the story is intriguing and worth checking out.






    9. Way too reactionary for a non fiction book Interesting, but cringe inducing both in style and content though it should be noted the content is due to no fault of the author s.


    10. A very disturbing book a sick sick man it was a good read but hard to read about what he did to those poor little boys people like wes Allen Dodd should all be put down


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