Final Truth by Wilton Earle


Final Truth

Book Details

Genre: Nonfiction/Autobiography
Publication Date: May 1, 1992
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Pinnacle
ISBN: 9780786000227
Content Warning(s): everything

Book Description

The autobiography of serial killer Gaskins, written as a collaboration between Gaskins and Wilton Earle. Includes the graphic story of his life and crimes. Offering rare insight into the tortured mind of a mass murderer and serial killer, this autobiographical account graphically details the crimes of this South Carolina resident prior to his execution in 1991. 

My Thoughts & Takeaways

CW for this book: everything, basically.

As soon as I heard about this book and how difficult it was to get my hands on it, I wanted to read it. How exciting when my husband’s co-worker happened to have a copy?

This book had shown up on a list of “the most disturbing books” or something like that along with the likes of House of Leaves and We Need to Talk About Kevin.

But, this one is true and written by the offender. And he doesn’t leave much out. Not for the faint of heart, but recommend to anyone who really really likes true crime or criminal psychology.

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