Book Review: True Crime 2018

Title: True Crime: Homicide & True Crime Stories of 2018 (Annual True Crime Anthology #3)

Author: Jack Rosewood & Rebecca Lo

Narrator: Kevin Kollins



Murder, terrorism, and mass killings were prominent in the news for 2018, and in this true crime anthology, you will find the cases that made international headlines from January to the end of December. 

An entire year has been included in this audiobook, and as we go into 2019, it’s important to remember not only the shocking events that took place, but also to acknowledge the many that lost their lives at the hands of others this year.

The types of cases included are:

  • Serial killers
  • Family murders
  • Mass murders
  • School shootings
  • Major hacking incidents
  • Terrorist acts
  • Cold cases

There have been many advances in technology that has led to the uncovering on many suspects in cold cases, including the identity of the Golden State Killer, a secret that had remained hidden for decades. A number of cold case murders were solved this year, bringing an end to the torture the affected families and the investigators had endured for so many years.

Tragically, school shootings were still prevalent, and mass shootings seem to be on the rise. Terrorism struck many corners of the world, in a variety of ways, but results were swifter in identifying perpetrators and taking action.

Some of the featured events in this anthology include:

  • Marshall County High School shooting
  • The Turpin family
  • Larry Nassar and Harvey Weinstein
  • Coincheck hacking
  • Bruce McArthur – serial killer
  • Atlanta cyberattack
  • International spy poisonings
  • Scottsdale spree killings
  • Miles family murders
  • Murder of XXXTentacion
  • Pittsburgh synagogue massacre
  • Mail bombing

Plus many, many more. If you are a lover of true crime, and want an anthology to add to your collection, this is the audiobook for you.

My Review

4/5 Stars

I love true crime so when I saw this audiobook, I thought it would be a good listen. And it was. It’s an interesting compilation of the wicked things that 2018 had to offer. There are things ranging from school shootings to neglectful parents to sadistic murder in places all over the world.

While I thought it was fascinating to have a look into so many different crimes, it got a little monotonous after a couple of hours listening to it. I think with a little more depth to each case, it might’ve made it a bit more entrancing.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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