"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
He was sitting right across the table... and he would have killed her if he could
Jillian Lauren was intrigued by the possibility that prolific serial killer Samuel Little was responsible for more murders than the three he had been convicted of. She wrote him a letter to get his insights, and the two of them exchanged dozens of letters and hundreds of hours of interviews. Lauren eventually gained Little's trust, and he confessed to the murders of 93 women. He often drew detailed portraits of his victims as he spoke.
Little had evaded justice for over 40 years, manipulating the system. As the FBI, the DOJ, the LAPD, and other law enforcement officials worked to connect Little's confessions to cold cases, Lauren's obsession with his victims only grew stronger.
In her book "Behold the Monster: Facing America's Most Prolific Serial Killer," Lauren recounts her unusual relationship with Little. She also provides riveting and emotional accounts of the women who were lost to cold files, giving Little's victims a chance to have their stories heard for the first time.
"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