I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen, Jonathan Case
Genres: Graphic Novel, Crime
Published by Dark Horse Originals Pages: 234
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Illustrator: Johnathan Case
The story of one of America's most notorious killers is revealed in this true-crime comic unlike any other!
Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets—an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined.
Written by Jensen's own son, acclaimed entertainment writer Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story presents the ultimate insider's account of America's most prolific serial killer.
* Combines a historic manhunt with a compelling family story!
* Written by Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen!
* The ultimate true crime graphic novel!
* For fans of From Hell and Torso.
What I thought of this book
I have always like learning about serial killers, and at one point in my life I thought about trying to be a profiler but that went by the wayside. I still find it interesting to read about and so when I seen this graphic novel about the Green River Killer I thought it would be an interesting way to get some true crime information.
Though Green River Killer is based on a true story some of the names and people involved were changed to fit the graphic novel, but even with that you still get a broad overview of who the GRK was and how long it took to bring him to justice.
Tom Jensen pretty much dedicated his whole life to bringing justice to over 40 families who were impacted by the GRK. To never give up and to spend your whole life trying to find a killer had to have been very trying.
In the graphic novel it starts you out with seeing the killer when he was younger and how evil he was back then, then we see Tom when he was just starting out and how he ends up on the GRK task force. Then it goes to when the killer has be captured and sort of goes back in forth from flashbacks to the interrogation.
It showed how new technology played a key part in catching this killer because they had DNA from the GRK on file but at the time the tech for DNA wasn’t as great as it was in 2003 when things started to come together.
It’s a good thing that Tom had a mustache or it would have been hard for me to figure out who was who as some times the characters to me didn’t look the same especially when they flashed back. 🙂
Overall, I found it to be a very interesting to get a shortened version of the facts and still see how things when down. If your into true crime and like graphic novels then you might like this one.