This is basically the story of Michael Ballard and his murder of 4 people: His girlfriend Denise, 2 other family members and a neighbor. The book was well-written and well researched. The authors interviewed this sociopathic killer for about 9 hours, so they did get a lot from him. Including the fact that he did not take any real responsibility for what he did. He blames it all on Denise and his belief that she was cheating on him. So he killed her and the others, rather than being a man and either talking to her or just moving on. His control issues did not allow this. I did like the book, but this killer really riles me up! He is the poster boy for the death penalty and deserves each one of the 4 death sentences he received.