A California couple abduct, sexually abuse and torture teenage girls in the back of their customized minivan while their own daughter watches. An odd couple play ‘make-up’ with the severed head of their latest victim. Two wealthy University graduates team up to slaughter strangers and then escape justice because their crimes seem too unbelievable to be true.
Serial killers and sadistic sex murderers are, by nature, solitary predators who keep their sordid secret to themselves until painstaking detective work, profiling, forensics or sheer good luck leads to their capture and conviction.
What makes such seemingly ordinary individuals hunt together, feeding off each other’s addiction to cruelty? Is it a power trip? Do they need the approval of an admiring partner? Or is it just tainted love/lust spiralling out of control?
An increasing number of brutal crimes are being perpetrated by two or more individuals acting in tandem. Together they are twice as dangerous, twice as deadly. By working together one can cover the other’s tracks, subdue their struggling victims and make the disposal of bodies even easier..
Author Paul Roland focuses on some of the most horrible crimes ever committed by couples and presents a carefully chosen selection of their stories. These are viewed with an unflinching gaze, making for a chilling yet engrossing read.