The Phantom Prince, our January true crime selection, is a book that is sure to raise many questions about the nature of evil and the human psyche. One of the book's most intriguing aspects is how it explores the relationship between Bundy and Kendall. Despite his horrific crimes, Bundy was known for his charm and charisma, and Kendall's account offers a unique insight into what it was like to be in a relationship with him.
Some readers may find it difficult to understand how someone could be attracted to a man like Bundy, but Kendall's account shows how easy it can be to be manipulated by someone who is skilled at presenting a certain image to the world. Bundy was a master of deception, and he was able to hide his true nature from those around him for years.
The book also raises important questions about the criminal justice system and the way it deals with serial killers. Despite overwhelming evidence against him, Bundy was able to escape from custody twice before he was finally caught and ultimately executed. The fact that a man as dangerous as Bundy was able to slip through the cracks of the system is a sobering reminder of just how fallible our institutions can be.
At its heart, The Phantom Prince is a book about the human condition and the way we deal with the darkest aspects of our nature. It is a gripping and thought-provoking read that will leave readers questioning everything they thought they knew about true crime and the psychology of serial killers.