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Journey into Darkness

Narrated by: Danny Campbell
Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Summary

In the number one New York Times best seller Mindhunter, John Douglas, who headed the FBI's elite Investigative Support Unit, told the story of his brilliant and terrifying career tracking down some of the most heinous criminals in history. Now, working again with his coauthor Mark Olshaker, Douglas delves further into the criminal mind with a series of chilling new cases.

Follow the FBI’s premier investigative profiler as he penetrates the minds and motives of the most terrifying serial killers.

In Journey into Darkness, Douglas profiles vicious serial killers, rapists and child molesters. Some of the unique cases Douglas discusses include the Claremont killer, the schoolgirl murders that became known as Canada’s 'trial of the century', Richmond, Virginia’s first serial murderer, and the double homicide of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

With Journey into Darkness, Douglas provides more than a glimpse into the minds of serial killers; he demonstrates what a powerful weapon behavioural science has become. Profiling criminals helps not only to capture them but also helps society understand how these predators work and what can be done to prevent them from striking again.

Journey into Darkness continues this perilous trip into the psyche of the serial killer but also offers a glimmer of hope that profiling may enable law enforcement to see the indicators of a serial killer's mind and intervene before he kills - or kills again.

©2012 John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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brilliant! great read and love the narrators voice

this book really gives you an insight into how the mind hunters brain works and the theory behind his approach. unlike other books he really spends time describing the victims not just the perps which makes it all the more heartbreaking but really establishes his motive for catching these criminals. facinating stuff. and I really liked the narrators voice and pace. top read.

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Excellent quality, excellent value!

A really good book without being gratuitous. I learned a lot from it, especially how to keep myself safe.
Its also great for parents and carers on how to keep your children safe. I would highly recommend it.

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Yet another engaging book from this amazing author

Having read two other books from the same author, this did not disappoint! Douglas is entrancing with his experience and knowledge within this field. Only thing that let it down slightly was the narrator, could not take to him at all.

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Awful. Not what I thought it would be. Narrator is annoying too

Awful. Not what I thought it would be. Narrator is annoying too. Misleading and sent back!

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brilliant

Loved it. I was hooked from start to finish. Terrifying what human beings can do.

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Interesting book - good narrator

Thought it was excellent, subject material can be difficult though. Thought the narrator was very good as well.

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Fascinating book, mediocre narration

This is a fascinating book. Having listened to Mindhunter I was concerned it would focus on similar cases, but it is much broader and less about the author. I didn't particularly like the narrator, but the story was interesting enough to listen anyway.