rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was spellbinding, even better because it is based on a true story. Besides the mystery, this book is a window on Soviet life during the time of Stalin. It is hard to imagine how people's view of the world differs from that in a free country. I'd recommend this to everyone.
The story is based on the life of ANDREI CHIKATILO who was supposed to have killed over 52 children and young women. The events that led to his disturbed mind are not proved, but they were based on known facts. What is more fascinating is the detective who can't let this mystery go and the penalty he has to pay for discovering the murders in a Communist society that claims to have no crime because the "comrades" are all happy!
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