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Trust Me: The True Story of Confession Killer Henry Lee Lucas

Narrated by: Steve White
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
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Summary

On June 5, 1983, Henry Lee Lucas was arrested for the unauthorised possession of a handgun. The police believed that he was linked to the disappearance of two females, so they used the opportunity to apply pressure and encourage a confession. After four days in custody, Lucas confessed to killing the two women.

What transpired in the following months was both peculiar and fascinating. Lucas confessed to murdering, raping, and mutilating hundreds more women with his friend and lover, Ottis Toole, whilst under the influence of a satanic cult.

But there were hidden depths to the revelations. Upon further inspection, investigators found that Lucas confessed to crimes that directly contradicted others, casting doubt over what was fact and fiction.

Lucas had the answers. Could they uncover the truth?

Trust Me is a dramatic and gripping account of one of the most bizarre and gruesome true crime stories in American history. Ryan Green’s riveting narrative draws the listener into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller.

Caution: This book contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to listen to this book.

©2019 Ryan Green (P)2019 Ryan Green

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Shocking

Thanks to Ryan Green for giving me a free audiobook in return for an honest review.
I love Ryan Green's books. he has this great way of humanising even the most vile killers.

The story of Henry Lee Lucas was really well told. We went through the story of his childhood that really assisted the nature v nurture argument for psychopaths and criminals.

The author of this story was great. He kept a slow, steady pace and his voice was easy to listen to, despite some quite disturbing facts.

Green really delves into the thoughts and feelings of all affected by the crimes he writes about, from family to victims to the criminals themselves.

I've not heard of Henry Lee Lucas before so it really interested to find out more about him I wasn't disappointed with Ryan Green's book and really look forward to finding out more about Ottis Toole and more than that Green may write about.

I definitely recommend this to any true crime fan.

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One Of The Best

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I think this is possibly one of the best of Ryan Green’s true crime books. I struggle to get into Green’s writing style of writing from the perspective of the killers, because it feels more like a story than true crime, but I did really get into this one, and I found it quite engaging. Green doesn’t go into a terrific amount of detail, but it does make you want to learn more. I did have to Wikipedia this case after I’d finished reading so that I could know more.

The narrator was brilliant, and I really appreciated his narration style.

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A fantastic listen

This was a great listen and narrated superbly by Steve White. The story was well written and definitely worth a listen.

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Great

I love this author, I've enjoyed every book of his that I have listened too, and this one didn't disappoint.

As always I am slightly disturbed by the way the author seems to get right inside the minds of his subjects, and even more disturbed at the acts that some people can carry out.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review

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Amazing & Unbelievable

After listening to quite a few of Ryan Green audiobooks this is the one that terrified me the most.
How many are out there that we have no idea about? Can it be your next door neighbor?
The research that Green does before each of his books is amazing, but what’s more amazing is how he fills in the missing gaps and his best talent is the way he packages it all, put it on a paper with words that everyone can easily understand, that is a truly amazing.
One last thing, after listening to others of Green audiobooks I was always wondering if the killer was born to a loving family would it have changed anything?
This question doubled itself in this audiobook.

I fully recommend this audiobook without reservations because I believe that people should understand their environment and the things that lurking in this vicious world.





In exchange for an honest review I’ve received this audiobook.

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Absolutely Brilliant!

As usual I loved this book by Ryan Green. He has a very empathic look at the protagonist, explaining not only the crimes committed, but also the particular problem, be it mental, emotional, social, or any combination, going as far as examining whether the origin is nature or nurture.
I would recommend this audible to anyone interested in this genre. Steve White is an excellent narrator, and really compliments Ryan in bringing this book
Although what Henry Lee Lucas did was beyond awful, I couldn't help but empathise with him in part. Not least over WHY he made the confessions he did. Who was REALLY to blame for that?
Thanks Ryan for another excellent work!

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  • Dave
  • 18-05-19

Killers-Eye-View Times Two

This is yet another fast-paced story about truly awful, deeply fascinating serial killers by Ryan Green, expertly narrated by Steve White. Like most of his other books, "Trust Me" doesn't linger too long on the actual violence and gore that people like this inevitably produce, but finds a way to make the story even more horrifying by delving into the killer's psyche and thought processes. I love True Crime books, and in my experience that "killer's-eye-view" perspective is rare in the genre. Green does it masterfully, and it makes his accounts more personal, visceral and insightful than a lot of True Crime writing. And when the story is about TWO murderers who somehow manage to join forces -- making both each other and their crimes much more horrific in the process --- that internal perspective helps the reader understand the truly unimaginable a little better. After reading scores of stories about heinous human beings and the death and carnage they cause, I am less interested in breathless details of the external, physical carnage they create than I am the carnage inside the killer's mind. Ryan Green does that better than anyone, and "Trust Me" is another fascinating example of it.

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  • Chrissy
  • 10-05-19

Great experience with new Author

I actually enjoyed this book. I never read any of this Author's books before BUT WOW! What a great way to start off with new Author. Excited to hear and read MANY MANY MANY books in the future and I enjoyed the writing and felt pulled in from the beginning of the book to the end and hated it finishing and wanted it to keep going and going!

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  • timj26
  • 23-05-19

Excellent

Ryan is a master at turning the necessary facts into a entertaining story
Two serial killers Notorious for lying during confessions Ryan does a great job presenting a probable outcom
Steve’s narration was perfect for this highly recommended
If you liked this I also recommend man eater by Ryan green
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  • Derek J. Hollis
  • 20-05-19

Simply Amazing!

When I first started listening to this audiobook I expected a mediocre narrator with a story with little detail. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished the first chapter. It sounded like a Stephen King novel. I had to check it once again to make sure it was a true story and not horror fiction.

Throughout the book you will be taken on a wild ride of Henry Lee Lucas' confessions. Not only that his upbringing and childhood is covered with very graphic details that probably shaped him in to the killer that he became.

If you love true crime then do yourself a favor and give this one a try. There are no details spared in this wonderful book that I simply could not get enough of!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 20-05-19

Chilling true crime

This was a quality work of true crime. There were times that the unsettling content was more than a little hard to listen to. I hope the narrator knew what he was getting himself into. I haven't heard anything from this author before. I'm glad to see that he writes a lot of true crime and I look forward to reading more from him in the future.

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

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 17-05-19

Great Read

Trust Me: The True Story of Confession Killer Henry Lee Lucas (True Crime) was a good read by Ryan Green. Henry Lee Lucas was arrested on June 5, 1983 for unauthorized possession of a hand gun. The police applied pressure to him because they believed that he was linked to the disappearance of two girls. He was in their custody for four days and wound up confessing to the killings. In the next few months, he confessed to hundreds of more murders. This was a good read into a bizarre and gruesome true crime story. I really enjoy listening to Ryan Green's true crime audio books and can't wait to read more by the author.

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  • txdoc
  • 06-12-19

Incredible job by both author and narrator...

Ryan Green has a gift for presenting the most horrifically deviant personalities in an insightful and compelling way offering the reader/listener a chance to experience the subject’s own perspective of their unconscionable actions. While this does nothing to mitigate the heinousness of the crimes detailed in his books, it does allow for some understanding of the confluence of events, both physical and psychological, which can culminate in the creation of a true monster. This story detailing the lives of Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole is no exception. Both men experienced horrific and unconventional childhoods and both men became exceptional examples of lives gone horribly wrong. I have no doubt that an abundant amount of painstaking research of timelines, of police and court documents, of interview transcripts and probably much more went into creating this account, but it is the keen psychological insights that I feel set this book apart from others dealing with these two notorious killers. Obviously, the author was not physically present to hear the private conversations between the people in this book but his relentless scrutiny of every aspect of their lives and actions allow him to indulge in some speculation with a reasonable expectation of a certain degree of accuracy. The result is a highly informative account of their actions coupled with incisive speculation about their driving motivations all presented in a highly readable format that true crime enthusiasts are sure to enjoy.

The narrator, Steve White, offered the perfect delivery of this fact-filled, fast-paced account of the unthinkably reprehensible events in the lives of two truly appalling individuals.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from Audiobook Boom! in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

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  • Joan
  • 04-12-19

Great story well told

I love Ryan Green's way of telling a story and combined with the narrator, Steve White, this is a match made in audiobook heaven, despite the gruesome true crimes, of course. I have never heard of Henry Lucas or Ottis Toole, so this was all new to me. I always find it shocking how messed up people somehow find each other and then continue to do despicable things. This was a very interesting story, told brilliantly by Ryan Green. He is quickly becoming one of my favourite True Crime writers.

*This book was given to me for free, at my request, in exchange for an honest review

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  • Gabrielle
  • 03-12-19

Trust Me

This is an interesting look at two of the worlds most famous serial killers Henry Lee Lucas and Otis Toole. Both men were born into horrible family situations and it is surprising that they survived themselves. One can only surmise that their upbringing or lack of it is what helped to make them into the monsters that they turned into. In the end it seems even the people and the system built to stop people like them only aided them. Theirs is a sad and cautionary tale about what can happen. While many of the conversations in this story were conjecture there were still facts presented about the men and what happened. The book is fast paced and a quick listen. You are not bogged down with just facts and the author gives an interesting perspective of these men and their lives. Narrator Steve White does a good job of keeping the narrative flowing and speaks clearly keeping the listener engaged.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • BookLover
  • 01-12-19

Wow!

This book was very well written. It was not just a book of facts but was written in an interesting way that flowed from abusive childhood to death.
The narrator was also very good.
I was gifted a copy of this audiobook. However, this is a completely honest review.