I was disappointed in the readability of this book. I was expecting a book about the hunt for a real-life serial killer in Nazi occupied Paris to be a riveting, page-turner. Instead, it was actually a rather dry account of the events and I had a difficult time slogging through all the difficult to pronounce French names with no pay-off in learning much of anything about the actual victims, other than the basics Mr. King no doubt gleaned solely from the court documents. This was characterized as "a colorful, character-rich narrative". I beg to differ. I will say that it gives a disturbing view of what life was like for Parisians during the 4 years spent under Nazi occupation.