In Unmasked, Paul Holes tells of his long career tracking down cold cases, especially the long haul to finding the Golden State Killer and the toll it took on his personal life.
Unmasked is a fascinating look into the mind of law enforcement as they work to solve murder cases. Paul Holes became obsessed with finding the Golden State Killer, and the book focuses on that case.
He tells a bit about himself and how the cases took over his thoughts, even while he was home with his family. Unfortunately, this caused a divorce and problems in his second marriage. As a result, he also missed out on many of his children’s life experiences.
I feel like the public likes to give their two cents without knowing what they are talking about. It is easy to run your mouth without having the knowledge to do so, especially with social media available to all.
Reading this was eye-opening, even though I’m sure there is much that couldn’t be published. It is creepy yet interesting to read about horrendous crimes, leaving you wondering how people can be wired that way and how many more are out there living an average citizen’s life. I am certainly thankful to those who spend their lives trying to solve crimes and bring justice to the families involved.
Some reviews complained that Paul Holes toots his own horn too much in Unmasked. He did refer to himself as excellent at his job, so the question becomes, If you are amazing at your job and say so, is that wrong?
I would suggest this book if you are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at true crime, have an interest in the Golden State Killer, or have a general interest in memoirs about this topic.
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