Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Well Here We Go Again- Another Novice Who Has No Idea About True Crime


 

This little jewel was on my Amazon Account today about Silent Scream. This is yet another person who has no idea about true crime or the fact that I do not write sanitized true crime. This review was laughable at best and stupid at worst. So once again even though it feels as if I keep repeating myself I will take this little jewel apart.  And as an added notes my books are best sellers and award winners!

“I knew the basics of the story after reading about it in a true crime magazine, and was looking forward to a more in-depth account.
The writing style is just awful. Along with other readers, I was annoyed with the
paragraphs that contained nothing but questions.
The author constantly offers her opinions on the killers psyche, whilst not appearing to know many hard facts.
Many a sentence begins with “It is not known whether…..”
I have read under half this book, and can’t see myself finishing it.
A waste of money.”

“I knew the basics of the story after reading about it in a true crime magazine, and was looking forward to a more in-depth account.” She states that she knew the basics after reading about it in a true crime magazine. All I can say about that one is this Lady- that was the cliff notes. That article was written with just enough information to do just what it did. There was not meat to it at all and many of the things in that article were not factual.

“The writing style is just awful. Along with other readers, I was annoyed with the
paragraphs that contained nothing but questions.” This is one of my favorite statements from people who refuse to learn how to think for themselves. They want everything handed to them because they are just to lazy to think. I have stated time and time again that this book is a book that makes people think. If you don’t want to think the don’t by the book. It is not a touchy feel good book. It is written from a criminal justice and police perspective and and believe me they ask these  questions. Some people should just not read true crime the way it is supposed to be written.

 

“The author constantly offers her opinions on the killers psyche, whilst not appearing to know many hard facts.
Many a sentence begins with “It is not known whether…..” When I read this sentence I almost spit out my coffee. There are several things wrong with her statement and had she read my bio and really read the book she would not make such a stupid statement. I have a degree in Criminal Justice with a background in serial killers. Second – I have more research on this killer than all the law enforcement people who worked the crime. Two cold case detectives spent all day at my house using my research to close a case in Ft Lauderdale.    Yes, lady I had all the facts that were available. Third- this crime spree was the first known of its kind even before Bundy or Rolling. No one knew what a serial killer was. The questions that were asked were the same that law enforcement asked and are still asking about this case. Schaefer was  only convicted of two of the murders. There are still cold cases that are linked to him and there are still bodies that have never been found. Finally and this is the funniest of all. Lady if you had finished the book you would have known that My Husband who was the lead investigator for the 19th Judicial Circuit investigated that crime. He along with several of our friends who are in law enforcement who I interviewed as well as the current State Attorney for this circuit who  is also a friend and one of the state attorneys who prosecuted Schaefer helped me on this book. Yes, I did my homework, however since you are too lazy to finish the book you would not have known that.   Just as a side note this book is used by a former law enforcement agent who worked the crime to teach about serial killers in his classes. So seriously stop being lazy-

“I have read under half this book, and can’t see myself finishing it.” This statement proves to me that not only is the reader lazy they are not committed – Sadly it is their loss. I have gotten phone calls from some of the victims families who not only thanked me after reading this book for exposing the evil of Schaefer and for keeping their family member from being forgotten – they also thanked my husband for his part in bringing Schaefer down. If they can see what the book is about it stands to reason that this particular reader is lazy and wants true crime sanitized and romantic. Serial killers are not romantic, murder is not romantic, heartache, pain and loss is not romantic. These victims and their families asked the very same questions- Silent Scream is about them – the families still ask those questions. Silent Scream is not about the fifteen minutes of fame that some reader feels they need. It is not for that reader. It is for the reader who has a passion for understanding and remembering the victims.

I have said this many times before and I will say it yet again- DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT read this book if you are lazy minded, do not have a thirst for real true crime through the eyes of law enforcement- do not understand how there will always be questions especially when it comes to serial killers and their profiles- do not understand that at the time these crimes were committed that no one not even law enforcement knew or understood about serial killers. In fact most agencies didn’t even communicate with each other.  This book is not for entertainment! If you want to be entertained read Ann Rule. I have said this more than once. This book is for educational – thought provoking  and a reminder that victims are forgotten every day. The killer is always remembered but the victims are never remembered. This books is for them and their families. IF you can not read this book with an open mind and are willing to understand it is not for your entertainment (murder is not entertainment- except for  those doing the killings) then please do us both a favor don’t buy the book! I would rather you spend your money on Ann Rule or someone else.

These girls are always with me – they are a part of me. I have spent thousands of hours researching these crimes. I know this man and his evil inside and out. These girls deserve better than this reader’s five cent opinion. She is not worthy of them!

Silent Scream A True Crime

Silent Scream A True Crime

 

 

February 16, 2013 - Posted by | Reviews | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Oh, the haters who have no clue, my dear Yvonne. At least they make us laugh!!!

    Comment by gothicscrybe | February 17, 2013 | Reply

  2. So true my dear Andi so true. In fact it was so laughable that I almost couldn’t write the piece. Everybody loves being a critic and sadly they have no clue as to what they are being a critic about.

    Comment by yvonnemason | February 17, 2013 | Reply


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