Jade’s Book Review: The Serial Killer’s Apprentice by James Renner


(Originally written by Jade Crowe)

First, I would like to apologize to the author and the publisher for taking so long to get this review done.

This is a most fascinating book. I know journalists are constantly told to stay objective, but it’s obvious that these cases have touched Mr. Renner on a personal level. Especially the case of Amy Mihaljevic, a beautiful 10-year-old girl who disappeared in October of 1989 and was found dead in February of 1990. It’s very obvious to the reader that this case haunts Mr. Renner to this day.

There are stories of a suicide that may have been murder, a bank heist in 1969 in which the offender seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. There are stories of missing persons, people who got away with murder, and people wrongly convicted of murder.

This book was particularly interesting to me because of the considerable amount of family I have in the Cleveland area. I could be reading a story and think “hey, I know where that is” or “I remember someone mentioning this”.

I highly recommend this book to any true crime fan. It is one of the best I have read in a long time.