But John wasn't who he said he was to Joann - or to any of his victims before her. Examination of the skeletal remains showed that Joann had died as a result of strangulation or a broken neck, probably back at her house. While the story is compelling, I found it very difficult to finish this book. I skimmed the last half just to find out what happened, but did not enjoy the reading experience at all. Perhaps I am selfish when I say I wish Glenn Puit would write more books per year - he is a fantastic writer, not only thorough in his research, but keeps you turning the pages. Addis was a Alaskan police officer who was brilliant in all aspects of his vocation but after a break-up with his first wife Emma, due to increasing domestic violence, he began a terror campaign against women. A native of New York, he lives in Vegas with his wife, Tina, and their two sons Garrison and Glenn Jr.
Inside they found three bodies, that of Laura and her two children laying dead on their beds. And the conclusion was so unsatisfying, I was left wondering why Puit decided to write this book at all. Addis was really a sorry and very strange case. Her car was gone, and so was her boyfriend, John Edwards. Given all of his expertise in outdoor survival, law enforcement, etc.
I have the kindle version which did not come with photos. And Puit's 2011 true crime book on the case, , is an addicting read - from the very beginning to the shocking ending. Nothing really happened and in the end you still did not know anything. Meticulously researched, this book is an incredible eye opener, as well as a learning experience. I should have just googled this guy.
When a suburban mother of two disappears, however, the ante is upped, and a nationwide search commences for this suspected murderer. This was the usual so-so true crime book, and I'd like to thank all the over-the-top-praising reviewers for making me spend my hard-earned money on something I could have googled. He could have done wonders for his native country and the world in general with his wonderful talents, but he chose to be a monster. When they went to the apartment, they noticed a grotesque stench emanating from within. Once you have finished it you will know nothing more as when you started reading plus nobody knew much of this guy and the family of the victims did not want to work with the author so its all very flat. The story of John Addis is troubling.
If you don't, you'll miss one of the best true crimes of 2011. But John wasn't who he said he was to Joann or to any of his victims before her. Addis' name comes up because he lived in the area at the time, but that's about it. They both mysteriously disappeared from a fitness center without telling anybody, not even her family. That, to me, is frightening in itself. More notably, John was a pro at manipulating and controlling women. This amazing story of the elusive, brilliant and charming psychopath John Patrick Addis is like no other.
Addis had definitely gone to the dark side when he murdered his beautiful girlfriend. I hadn't heard of this case before reading the book which kept me interested the entire way through. A few weeks after the discovery of the bodies of Laura and her children, a maid at a hotel room in Guatemala City entered a room to find a decomposed body, which was that of Addis!!. John became the prime suspect in her missing persons case. His criminal madness stretched from Alaska to Mexico-leaving countless victims in his wake. Beginning with the adbuction of his four children, Addis became an expert at simply disappearing.
The book, as a whole, I'm sure is well worth the read. A manhunt was on by Vegas cops to locate Addis; a manhunt that eventually spanned to Guadalajara, Mexico. I started to think the author was doing it just to fill up pages. It took about 3 years before police found her body just outside Prescott, Arizona where they first found her abandoned car. I look forward to reading other books by this author.
Do not recommend at all. . Without knowing Joann Albanese, I assumed by reading about her that this sort of man did not seem like someone she would have given the time of day to - however the way he was able to present himself in the beginning was convincing enough to keep her interested, until it was too late. This could've been a great story- with less repetition and more details about this guy and his victims. After he left his first wife and four children, he met women at health clubs, where he would be a member or employee. I'm not sure that renders me qualified to rate this book, but will do my best. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars here was the fact that the witness's testimonies became rather redundant after reading so many of them.
A chilling individual with many extreme sides to his character. Addis could be your neighbor, best friend or even relative without having any appearance of his dark side. Addis had two children with her over a period of about nine years. He had apparently died of a heart attack at the age of 46. And Puit's 2011 true crime book on the case, Ghost: The True Story of One Man's Descent into Madness and Murder , is an addicting read - from the very beginning to the shocking ending. I highly recommend adding Ghost to your reading list. Police were soon called and they broke into the home as the place was padlocked and the windows were sealed.