Wow Id recommend this book too anyone who can t get enough true killers I ve read a lot off books on all off the famous ones some even twice none as good as this,for someone I ve never heard of before this killer scared even me,and Phelps writes it in a way that just keeps you coming back fori hated to pout my book down and counted the minutes till i could continue reading I loved it,loved it,loved it Finished reading I ll Be Watching You by M William Phelps This is the first novel I have read by Mr Phelps I used to watch him on the show Dark Minds and had to pick up a couple of his books I am usually a little leery about authors I haven t read but I am glad did.This book was very well written and very detailed It is true crime, so in other words, non fiction Mr Phelps has an interesting writing style that I do like I don t know if his voice is the same in all of his novels b Finished reading I ll Be Watching You by M William Phelps This is the first novel I have read by Mr Phelps I used to watch him on the show Dark Minds and had to pick up a couple of his books I am usually a little leery about authors I haven t read but I am glad did.This book was very well written and very detailed It is true crime, so in other words, non fiction Mr Phelps has an interesting writing style that I do like I don t know if his voice is the same in all of his novels but not many authors really change it Reading it felt like I was sitting down having a conversation with him My mind would come up with a question and it seems he anticipated it and answered it.Edwin Ned Snelgrove seemed like a nice guy He was popular, clean cut, fun Ned had a dark side though After getting away with murdering his college girlfriend Ned felt great He enjoyed killing He liked having a woman helpless and being in control of her life After being arrested for attempting another murder Ned is put in prison for too short of a time He walks the streets of the Hartford area once again He finds another victim, someone he thinks isn t important enough for the police to waste time onbut his victim s family know he did it Ned Snelgrove is a sick man with a massive ego, a superiority complex, and a hatred for women Will he get away with murder again Investigative journalist Phelps takes readers deep into the mind of Edwin Ned Snelgrove a twisted, sexually sadistic killer who was determined to outdo Ted Bundy of photos Original Quotation marks Plenty Serial Killer STRANGE TITLE.I ve read a few of Mr Phelps books in the past years And I was hoping he would NOT repeat his annoying habit of putting certain words or phrases in quotation marks when there is absolutely no reason to do this Sound petty Perhaps However, if you like to read, or write, no matter what the subject matter, you look to the established authors as those who may be depended upon NOT to repeat unnecessary, annoying habits You also should ex Quotation marks Plenty Serial Killer STRANGE TITLE.I ve read a few of Mr Phelps books in the past years And I was hoping he would NOT repeat his annoying habit of putting certain words or phrases in quotation marks when there is absolutely no reason to do this Sound petty Perhaps However, if you like to read, or write, no matter what the subject matter, you look to the established authors as those who may be depended upon NOT to repeat unnecessary, annoying habits You also should expect good syntax, sentence structure, spelling, and lastly, AN INTERESTING SUBJECT That s right, readers A boring murderer Don t get me wrong, I feel that even though he s a terrible, nasty person, reading about his life is about as interesting as watching paint dry, Yes, he has a funny nerdy name Yes, he s very smart No, he s not THAT smart Snelgrove basically admits to one attempted murder at the beginning of the book, and, as some strange part of an even stranger plea bargain, he admits he murdered his ex girlfriend a few years before I could NEVER figure out this arrangement unless it was because he was given less prison time if he admitted he murdered his first victim I do NOT know.As it turns out, by some whacky, twisted, blink and you miss it coincidence, Ned gets RELEASED, not paroled, RELEASED, after serving only eleven years of a forty year sentence What Moving onNed gets a job as a frozen foods specialist after his release Sound like a boring job It is.After authoring eight books, Mr Phelps, please listen The phrase they could care less incorrect It s they COULDN T care less If they could care less, it means they DO care sigh Moving on, we are introduced to Carmen Rodriguez, a member of a large family from Puerto Rico She s Ned s final victim She is something of an enigma she hates to work, loves to drink, loves to marry men old enough to be her grandfather, and other ordinary strange things I guess it s all in how you look at it.I do need to back up here Ned Snelgrove s modus.operandi is grabbing a woman preferably someone he knows , ripping off only their blouse and bra, posing them, and staring at their breasts while trying to strangle them to death Ned s not a big guy, so this proves troublesome Luckily for him, there are knives The gurgling animal like sounds a woman may have the temerity to make while being strangled just really turn Ned off So does any yellow goop that may dribble down their chins The paragraph above is Ned s deal That s it No rape, no torture, nothing else at all Ned looks at bare breasted women who are either unconscious or dead, does his thing AWAY from the body, and that, my friend, is that.The author keeps insisting that Ned s idol is Ted Bundy I would imagine that s because Ned, like millions of other people, reads lots of books about Bundy and owns a copy of the TV movie about Bundy Mark Harmon played Bundy, a poor choice, imo However, as horrible as he was, Bundy was good looking and charming, Ned isn t, Bundy did things no one had read about before, Ned doesn t, Bundy was the master of ruses and disguises, Ned s not the master of much at all, Bundy led authorities all over the country on wild goose chases, Ned never did, Bundy was clever, Ned isnt, Bundy had girlfriends, Ned DID have ONE, but she broke up with her so he killed her, Bundy did the most sickening, disgusting, macabre things to his victims post mortem, Ned doesn t, Bundy was a necrophiliac, Ned wasn t,oh I could go on and on And I have Ned Snelgrove s and Ted Bundy have about as much in common as John Wayne Gacy and Mr Peepers, if Mr Peepers liked large breasts and was an amateur strangler FINALLY, thanks to many hours of boring routine police work, house searches, car searches, land searches, forensics, Ned is finally brought to trial for the murder of Carmen Rodriguez The trial itself was incredibly boring There were NOT going to be any Ah ha moments here, trust me.I ll sum up this review by channeling Mr Phelps.If you like to read about bizarre serial killers , this poorly titled book is not for you There s a reason Ned Snelgrove s name doesn t resonate with many people He s very boring And so is this book Excellent Read I was a little hesitant to get this book, I had never heard of this case and the book seemed so long I just wasn t sure Once again Phelps proves that his books are always worth the read This case was a little confusing at times, there are many people involved even though there are not many victims Phelps takes you through in a way that is easy too follow, he gives you details to help you get to know each victim He explains the court proceedings in simple laymen terms I like Excellent Read I was a little hesitant to get this book, I had never heard of this case and the book seemed so long I just wasn t sure Once again Phelps proves that his books are always worth the read This case was a little confusing at times, there are many people involved even though there are not many victims Phelps takes you through in a way that is easy too follow, he gives you details to help you get to know each victim He explains the court proceedings in simple laymen terms I like the fact that Phelps shares with us the behind the scenes stuff, he talks about meeting with the victims, going to the prisons and getting to know the families As usual, Phelpsdoes it again, even though, I realized after the fact, this was an earlier book of his This guy, Edwin Ned what a piece of garbage At first, I felt sorry for his parents, it appeared that his father had acknowledged that his son was sick, but then for both parents to blatantly lie in court, specifically about the styrofoam heads, I guess that answers some of the questions one might have concerning Ned s formative years.I d like to have those questions Phelps posed to him by l As usual, Phelpsdoes it again, even though, I realized after the fact, this was an earlier book of his This guy, Edwin Ned what a piece of garbage At first, I felt sorry for his parents, it appeared that his father had acknowledged that his son was sick, but then for both parents to blatantly lie in court, specifically about the styrofoam heads, I guess that answers some of the questions one might have concerning Ned s formative years.I d like to have those questions Phelps posed to him by letter answered too In response he claimed he d already answered, if only Phelps had paid attention, yeah right, like Ned would answer any question with a direct answer, honestly he wouldn t recognize honesty, it s not a part of a psychopaths personality, oh wait, he s missing that too Difficult story, I imagine, to cover, so much information Great job This non fiction account of a sexual killer, from a seasoned true crime writer, was involving from the first chapter His story and the story of his victims, their families and the woman who fought back was incredibly intriguing If you like real crime stories, you won t want to miss this one Yes, it s 500 pages, but reads quick, full of details about the trials and the killer s own words and interviews. An engrossing, infuriating, dreadful story that moves right along, except when I m brought up short by one of the author s sentence fragments or dangling modifiers. This wasn t as good as another I have by this author but only because there were so many errors It luckily held my interest enough to overlook them It features a serial killer who in no way had made it onto my radar before one Edwin Ned Snelgrove The author mused he d not been spoken about in the same breath as the Bundys or Dahmers of this world and wondered at it He was a real prize.and in no way EVER apologised for his crimes It defies belief he was let loose by the justice system This wasn t as good as another I have by this author but only because there were so many errors It luckily held my interest enough to overlook them It features a serial killer who in no way had made it onto my radar before one Edwin Ned Snelgrove The author mused he d not been spoken about in the same breath as the Bundys or Dahmers of this world and wondered at it He was a real prize.and in no way EVER apologised for his crimes It defies belief he was let loose by the justice system, despite being warned, and he killed again, probablythan the once he was incarcerated and tried for.It also shocked me how many books about Ted Bundy he got to read in prison I wouldn t have expected those to be available A lot who came into contact with Ned said how intelligent he was I d beg to differ there as he managed to get caught both instances Can t be that bright Now these errors Most were missed apostrophe in words such as singles or visitors then a girl was called Diana and then changed to Dianna Annoyances nevertheless that should be corrected.A point in the book when one of the girls was found was really touching in what Peter Mareck, the guy who found her, said to her.that had me sobbing.This book did jump around a lot with no good reason Another reviewer mentioned this too It lent nothing to the story to be bouncing around back n forth like this.All in all, I persevered as I wanted to know what happened to him Once again, another great book by M William Phelps I have never failed to enjoy a book by him, and this was no exception It is about Ned Snelgrove and the murders he committed He was truly on the way to being a full blown serial killer, but thank goodness he was caught Mr Snelgrove is truly one sexually sadistic sociopath After all, he believed that everyone was against him and that there was no evidence against him, he was right and everyone else was wrong, etc I thought that this book Once again, another great book by M William Phelps I have never failed to enjoy a book by him, and this was no exception It is about Ned Snelgrove and the murders he committed He was truly on the way to being a full blown serial killer, but thank goodness he was caught Mr Snelgrove is truly one sexually sadistic sociopath After all, he believed that everyone was against him and that there was no evidence against him, he was right and everyone else was wrong, etc I thought that this book was very well researched and written I highly recommend this book It is a great read