Monday, March 16, 2009
Jesse took cruelty and terror to new depths. He pitted victim against victim until his violence spiraled into a storm of murder. Only when one of his wives found the strength did the police get the evidence they needed to put him on death row.
I am at a loss for words about this book "Suffer The Little Children".I still find it hard to believe that someone like Jesse Cummings could be so cruel and depraved and so sick.He is at least off the steets but what is more terrifying is that the chances are very high that right now out on the streets is another Jesse Cummings performing depraved acts of cruelty against his family right now.Even more tragic is the fact that someone in the family,an adult, or a friend probably knows about this and has chosen to keep quiet.
This man,and I use this term sparingly,was a disgusting person of no conscience.I have chosen to ignore the fact that he was apparently brought up with cruelty himself.Only the very weak perpetuate evil acts that they suffered in their childhoods.How in heaven's name do grown adult women stand by and watch their children be tortured on a daily basis?This is beyond me.Like I said I am at a loss for words.
We all know that you cannot judge whether someone is a criminal or not by his looks but in this case this man looks like a criminal.I,for one, would never accept a ride from him.Cruelty is written all over his face.
Barbara Davis starts the book in the murderer's childhood and I love true crime books which are written in that style.The story flows effortlessly and is well structured taking you easily through the events leading finally,thank goodness,to the incarceration of this monster.I have this habit of reading the front page of a book to decide if it is going to be a good one and this one gets full marks for front page and it does end up being a brilliantly written book.
Unfortunately we do not all have the option of reading the front page of a book before purchasing especially if you order your books online.I personally guarantee that you will enjoy this book from beginning to end.
To find out more about this book via Kalahari Books-South Africa
I read this book in May 2007.It has 308 pages and 12 pages of pictures.The pictures are very relevant and one of them shows the pitiful little face of the murdered little girl.