A Killer's Touch

A Killer s Touch A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN Denise Amber Lee was a year old happily married mother of two little boys She had her whole life ahead of her until an intruder broke into her Florida home Within a few short

  • Title: A Killer's Touch
  • Author: Michael Benson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN .Denise Amber Lee was a 21 year old happily married mother of two little boys She had her whole life ahead of her.until an intruder broke into her Florida home Within a few short hours she was savagely terrorized, murdered, and buried naked in a shallow grave near a desolate swamp.A DEPRAVED KILLER .Michael King, a 38 year old out of workA PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN .Denise Amber Lee was a 21 year old happily married mother of two little boys She had her whole life ahead of her.until an intruder broke into her Florida home Within a few short hours she was savagely terrorized, murdered, and buried naked in a shallow grave near a desolate swamp.A DEPRAVED KILLER .Michael King, a 38 year old out of work plumber, was a ticking time bomb For years, neighbors called the police on King, complaining that, among other things, he d thrown battery acid in their pool and slashed their tires Denise s fate was far worse In a horrifying act of cruelty, King bound her with duct tape, raped her repeatedly, then shot her dead.A TRAGIC FAILURE.Incredibly, Denise managed to call 911 twice during her abduction Eyewitnesses and her distraught husband also called, but a slow, inefficient system tragically failed her As a result, Florida passed the Denise Lee Law, setting voluntary standards for 911 systems King was sentenced to death But for Denise and her loving family, it was too late.Includes 16 Pages of Shocking Photos

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    1. A particularly sad story when you realise that if not for the monumental stuff-ups of the 911 Emergency staff, Denise might still be alive. So hard for her family.The last half of the book deals at length with the trial, which I found particularly interesting. Except for Dr Wu and his PET scans, which the author covered in a previous book that I read. Dr Wu seems to have a similar script for both cases. And no doubt many others?!Well researched and well written. I "enjoyed" it.

    2. Wowe utter futility of Denise's death will stay with me horribly sad. It made harrowing reading to learn all she did to ensure this shithead was caught yet because she was let down by the system she still ended up dead. I'm amazed she kept her composure enough to leave the clues she did and to make THAT phonecall and to remain lucid enough to share clues with the 911 operator. I salute Jan too, who clearly did her very best to ensure the person she encountered was given assistance. She'll foreve [...]

    3. This book was very factual -- very upsetting to anyone. Being a 6-month resident of North Port, FL, Denise Amber Lee's brutal kidnapping, rape and murder were so very "personal" to me. I didn't know Denise personally -- but I found parts of the book very emotionally painful, both as a woman, and a resident of North Port.That something as this could happen in this town is so very scary -- Denise's calls for help and her doing everything humanly possible to save herself was so very sad -- please p [...]

    4. This was a very moving true crime book, although I would have preferred a little more focus on the players' stories, rather than so much focus on a re-telling of the murder trial. (To be fair to the author, though, the answer to the biggest question: 'Why did the killer choose this victim?' will likely never be known).Any reader will be moved by the story of the victim. Although she showed unfathomable courage under unthinkable adversity, she was the most innocent of victims and should be alive [...]

    5. This book is about the Case of Denise Lee. It happened in 2008 and is by far one of the most involved books I've ever read on this topic. Michael King, kidnapped, raped and murdered Denise within hours. He drove right into her driveway and forced her to his car, leaving her two toddlers alone in their crib. This case started in Florida but involved Michigan as well. Michael King's family is in Michigan. He would come back here (yes I'm in Michigan) to visit family. After forcing Denise to leave [...]

    6. A Killer’s touch is a true crime story following the January 2008 abduction and murder of a young Florida mother of two, Denise Amber Lee. Twenty-one year old Denise Amber Lee was the daughter of the head of Charlotte County Sherriff’s Office Marshall Fugitive Task Force in southeast Florida. Denise’s husband Nate Lee, upon arriving home from work finds both his boys ages one and two together in the baby’s crib, windows closed. Frantically noticing Denise’s purse containing her cell ph [...]

    7. This book was part of a trilogy of 3 of Michael benson's true crime books.Book 1: Watch Mommy DieBook 2: A Killer's TouchBook 3: A Knife in The HeartMichael Benson is a good writer but so far I have never rated his books more than 3 stars but I think this book deserves 4. Yah.What a sad story this was. It is so sad because the victim acted so smart and kept on fighting and she should have been saved if all the support systems had worked. Her husband did the right thing, her dad, the cops and the [...]

    8. As true crime goes, this story was one of the better ones. The opening chapters that describes the crinme was very well written, it moved fast and since I was not familiar with the crime it had suspense for me, certainly one more familiar with the crime would have known what was coming. The court proceeding portion of the book did not read exactly like the court transcript, which in my opinion is a good choise, too much technical and legal mumbo-jumbo always turns me off, then a quick epilogue t [...]

    9. Not normally a book I would pick out, but was desperate for something to read on vacation. And since charging my phone is hard with no electricity, I just grabbed a book at the library. It was just a recount of a young mother's murder. Sad story. The author wrote more descriptively (like a detective) than a murder/mystery. Not really my cup of tea, although my heart goes out to the victims family.

    10. This was such a sad story. A senseless taking of life of a young mother who had so much to live for. Well told, easy fast read. Captivated me from the beginning. Every now and then I like to read a true crime story and this one did not disappoint. Good but sad

    11. True crime about a 21 year old Florida woman who was abducted and killed. The first part of this book was very good, but it went downhill after that. Too much of a focus on the trial and the chapters on the penalty phase just drug by. I almost did not finish the book.

    12. I really liked this book. Having spoken to the author about it as well, I will certainly be purchasing more of his books.

    13. Heartbreaking, true story. So many mistakes that could have saved her. Hard to read, because you can't do anything to change the outcome.

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