Between 1898 and 1912 the man from the train was methodically murdering families in their sleep with an ax. In the days before CSI, the internet, and even reliable phone service no one even knew that they weren't isolated incidents. An insane criminal mastermind he rode the train and targeted homes out of the way, yet near enough to the tracks to ensure a speedy getaway.
The investigation leading up to the writing of this book must have taken years to put together, and the result of that thoroughness is a page turning horrifying account that you won't want to put down. Each chapter lays out the specifics of a crime scene and how the details match or don't match the methods of the man from the train. I binge read it in one afternoon.
The authors lay out the evidence (or lack there of) and why they think they can contribute it to ONE man who took a train to get to the victims' locations.
By the end of the book, I knew that one man committed the murders. At the very end of the book, the author reveals the name of the person who he believes committed these crimes.
You'll never read the Little House on the Prairie books the same way again. That's all I could of while reading. Turns out there has always been horrific crimes even if we didn't hear about it until now.
September 19, 2017