Book Review: The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan #TheBabysitter #TrueCrime #BookReview

The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer
by: Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan

Blurb:

This chilling true story and “harrowing account of the evil that can lurk around the edges of girlhood” (Carolyn Murnick, author of The Hot One) – reminiscent of Ann Rule’s classic The Stranger Beside Me – follows a little girl longing for love who finds friendship with her charismatic babysitter, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.

Growing up on Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman was a lonely little girl. During the summers, while her mother worked days in a local motel and danced FD most nights in the Provincetown bars, her babysitter – the kind, handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked – took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. He bought them popsicles and together, they visited his “secret garden” in the Truro woods. To Liza, he was one of the few kind, understanding, and safe adults in her life. 

But there was one thing she didn’t know; their babysitter was a serial killer.

Though Tony Costa’s gruesome case made screaming headlines in 1969 and beyond, Liza never made the connection between her friendly babysitter and the infamous killer of numerous women, including four in Massachusetts, until decades later.

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YA Book Haul #BookHaul #YAbooks #Books #Barnes&Noble #Fiction #YoungAdult

Hello, friends! Hopefully everyone is having a good week so far. I have a couple book hauls to share this week. This young adult book haul is a group of books for my oldest daughter and me to read. One is a middle-grade book I sneaked in for my other kids. Lets get to it.

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Music Monday: James Taylor “Fire and Rain” #Music #Musicmonday #JamesTaylor #Fireandrain

“Fire and Rain” takes me back to my childhood, riding in the back seat of my mother’s car. After all these years, it’s still one of my favorite songs and his most popular, best-selling song as well.

“Fire and Rain” released in February 1970. There were multiple sad events and incidents in James Taylor’s life—all which are reflected in this song. He struggled with drug addiction and had to overcome the suicide of his friend, Suzanne Schnerr.

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Shabby Sunday: The Big Book of Favorite Horse Stories- 1965 (1985) P.C. Braun & Sam Savitt – Book Review #VintageBooks #ShabbySunday #HorseStories

Shabby Sunday

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I have a bunch of old vintage books and continue to acquire more. One of my plans when  starting this blog was to do a post every now and then sharing one of my cherished vintage books. I figured there might be other book bloggers out there with some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share.

This meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ is for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to participate as anyone can join. Feel free to use my meme image if you’d like to. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me in this post so that I can see the book you’re sharing.


Last time I shared:

No Such Thing as a Witch

Today’s Shabby Share:

The Big Book of Favorite Horse Stories

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