From the New York Times–bestselling author: The true story of a rage-fueled serial killer and justice served after he left his girlfriend for dead.
Frankie Cochran knew her boyfriend, David Gerard, was possessive, controlling, and prone to violent rages. When she tried to break up with him, Gerard threatened her with a hammer. One week later, he used it to club her in the head. Again. And again. Then he stabbed her in the throat—and left her for dead.
Miraculously, Cochran survived—but cops began to suspect Gerard of other vicious crimes. One of his previous girlfriends had died in a house fire, along with her children and mother. A local prostitute’s brutalized body was found in a pool of blood. But it was the unsolved murder of another woman—repeatedly run over on a country road—that finally exposed Gerard as a rage-driven monster.
Justice finally caught up with Gerard. Hounded by the tireless efforts of detectives and incriminated by DNA evidence as well as up-to-date forensics that matched the tire marks at a crime scene to Gerard’s car, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most dangerous killers was finally locked behind bars.
Includes 16 pages of shocking photos!
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I don't really have a review about this book...I am the other daughter to Virginia Barsic and now it is 2012 and this is the first I have ever read just a little about how my mom was murdered.....where the heck where these kids parents...my mother was really lonely I have to give you that and police got lucky Becky was a brave girl or this could of gone unsolved for years. It gives me nightmares thinking of what my mother went through and I never want to go through with this again. As a parent I am over protective and was never as trusting as my mom...as a teen I would always be running homeless people or just people I didn't know out of our home with the threat of calling the police if they didn't leave and would try to tell my mom not all people are good..one day I told her this would get her killed ....it did. I was so far away not able to keep tabs on her once she moved from San Diego to Washington. I felt so guilty for not being able to protect her and to even hear an ounce of pain she went through hurts the same as today as if it was yesterday. Wallace Exum had written a book too .. I could never bring myself to read for the fact it crushes my ever since of being and the fact that I would have to go through the painful ...forgivness part again..kinda makes me wonder did I really forgive or did I do it because it is what Jesus says to do and I will be forgiven of my sins a sin is a sin...but dang who doesn't think that when you murder someone it doesn't just kill someone it ruins lives and dreams and can lead to other deaths because of the crime committed. I wish I could talk to the kids and the 20 year old involved in my moms murder I have so many questions and Ray killed himself in prison. I never thought she would be brought up again. God Bless Good Luck ..Julie Tuberg
I am the daughter of the woman described in chapter 6 titled virgina pages 65-74 please email me back with a phone number to contact you