Some serial material to keep you up at night

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Some serial material to keep you up at night

If you are fascinated with serial killers, you might want to get your teeth into these novels, but do it in the daytime

My guilty pleasure is that I love reality TV. Yes, I will admit to being one of those people who love the drama. When they go low, I’m there with the popcorn. I’ve happily binged all The Real Housewives, The Bachelor, Come Dine With Me, The Great Pottery Throw Down, MasterChef, Survivor and many more. The only show I stayed away from is Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I thought it was the gateway drug to stupidity. I kinda, like, literally, still do. 

I also lean towards true crime. I am obsessed: from TV doccies (Tiger King FTW!) to podcasts (S-Town is the best I’ve heard so far) to books. Give me a murder or mystery that actually happened and I am glued. 

Lately, there have been a few books that have fed the monster under my bed. One of them is I Survived: I Married a Charming Man. Then He Tried to Kill Me. A True Story by Victoria Cilliers (Pan Macmillan). It’s a harrowing account, told by Victoria (Vicky), about how she was nearly killed by her husband, Emile (a South African), in 2015. Not only was Vicky a trained physiotherapist who served in the British Army and reached the rank of captain, she was also an experienced skydiver, a veteran of 2,500 jumps. But after her second baby she had doubts about continuing the extreme sport. Emile convinced her to try it one last time and that was when she nearly plunged to her death. ..

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