Behold the Monster: Confronting America's Most Prolific Serial Killer


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6.33 X 9.27 X 1.55 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Jillian Lauren, the author of the true crime book Behold the Monster, has also written the novel Pretty and the memoirs Some Girls and Everything You Ever Wanted. She has an MFA degree from Antioch University.

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-four previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers, Fair Warning, The Night Fire, and Dark Sacred Night. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series, the Lincoln Lawyer series, and the Renée Ballard series, have sold more than eighty million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, and the creator and host of the podcast Murder Book. He spends his time in California and Florida.


"Sam Little is the monster in this story and Jillian Lauren is the slayer. She is the one who stuck her nose into it, saw something was not right, was dreadfully wrong, in fact, and did something about it." -- Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Jillian Lauren employs a bewitching blend of empathy and brio, deep imagination and cold curiosity, to unleash a tale of horror that is also humane and self aware. This is a hard book to read, and even harder to put down." -- Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Candy House
"Jillian confronts the man with the dubious honor of being America's most prolific serial killer. His revelations were gleaned due to Jillian's work with Little, law enforcement, the Texas Rangers, and the FBI...she got this murderer to confess." -- Joe Berlinger, award-winning true crime documentary filmmaker and producer
"You can go to hell, but you can't come back clean. Jillian Lauren made the trip for us and the result is a gripping personal thriller, a true crime confessional. Lauren steps up to the monster and tells it straight, in dancing prose by turns lyrical, hard boiled, confessional, and encyclopedic. This story introduces us to scores of victims, previously unknown and unnamed. Women who society forgot... but their killer never did. Lauren brings them into the light." -- Charlie Graeber, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Nurse
"It's always been on my mind. How my sister died, who killed her and why. But now we know, thank the Lord. After all these years, the Lord has answered our prayers." -- Deborah Duvall, sister of Alice Duvall
"Equal parts harrowing and imaginative, Behold the Monster looks straight into the face of pure evil and doesn't blink. Jillian Lauren's devastating portrait of Sam Little and his innumerable victims is a journey into a darkness that is almost unfathomable; as well as an indictment of a failed justice system and the social decay that created a serial killer in the first place. Utterly gripping, this book will tear you apart." -- Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author

"Wildly original... True crime fans will find this a unique and disturbing thrill ride." -- Publishers Weekly

"The serial killer speaks--and so do his victims. Behold the Monster is a rare gem of a true crime narrative. Author Jillian Lauren pushes away spiders and cobwebs to take you deep inside the torturous mind of an apex predator while also adding a heart-wrenching dimension to the many lives he destroyed. The writing is crisp, disturbing and ultimately terrifying!" -- Casey Sherman, New York Times bestselling author of Helltown