Carol Anne Davis
Masking Evil: When Good Men and Women Turn Criminal
Paperback: 304 pages
14 July 2016
Undoubtedly one of the most popular genre of all writing is that of True Crime and that of murderous True Crime at that. Carol Anne Davis with Masking Evil: When Good Men and Women Turn Criminal, takes us expertly by the hand and shows us what made some of the most notorious - and lesser known - killers act. Furthermore, with the help of input from psychologists, the books becomes a beginners guide to understanding whilst never embellishing the crimes of those involved.
Why people act the way they do are what makes Soap Opera so engaging, yet crime reporting also takes us into the macabre. Yet perhaps Masking The subheading of When Good Men and Women Turn Criminal is a little misleading. Some of those discussed here may be less evil than others - despite their occupations, which is where the sobriquet presumably comes - but rest assured these are pretty nasty people regardless.
What also shines through is the fact that no matter in which country these acts have taken place, the legal system in each nation goes some way to assisting rather than hindering the criminal killer in their quest. A fact that, in itself, is alarming.
With quick witted guile, an educated eye for the fascinating, a neat and economic manner with descriptive prose and a voice that is rich and engaging, Carol Anne Davis' last foray into the realm of murder at its foulest.