Book Review: The Charming Predator (Lee Mackenzie) @RandomHouseCA

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Confession time. I am slightly obsessed with true crime. I often find myself completely absorbed in the newest documentary on Netflix profiling serial killers and crime sprees; then, subsequently go into hour long Wikipedia vortexes as I research for myself!

Needless to say, I was pleased when I was sent a copy of The Charming Predator, the true story of how a woman ended up married to a sociopathic fraud, by Lee Mackenzie.

Mackenzie writes a “to the point” style account of her initial encounters with Kenner Jones, their courtship and the early days of their marriage.  As Mackenzie begins to understand Kenner’s true intentions and is sucked into his fraudulent lifestyle, she must try and combat his lying and manipulative techniques.

Throughout my reading, I was constantly thinking how surreal this must have been.  I could not even imagine being in a situation like this one. Bad things truly do happen to good people and sometimes, people are truly a victim of circumstance. I commend Lee Mackenzie for sharing her story; it must have been incredibly difficult.

I also found myself interested in this story as my hometown is mentioned several times! Lee Mackenzie was a Canadian visiting Britain when she met her (now ex) husband and she returns to Canada several times throughout the story.  It is always interesting to see a setting so familiar!

A story of betrayal, the trauma that followed as a result and of a woman’s survival, Lee Mackenzie is to the point and matter of fact. An interesting story that true crime lovers will appreciate!

This novel is out today!

6 thoughts on “Book Review: The Charming Predator (Lee Mackenzie) @RandomHouseCA

  1. I don’t know what it is but I can watch those shows constantly. Between Netflix and the ID channel there is so much to watch. Tonight I watched three episodes of web of lies and I should go to bed but I want to watch the Casey Anthony special or the murderer next-door.

    I used to read a lot more true crime and this one sounds like when I would enjoy. Another thing you said made me laugh because I do the same thing. As I’m watching a show or after it’s done I go research the crime and/or the people involved. Tonight it was searching Google and Facebook.

    Just wanted to let you know you’re definitely not alone.

    Great review!

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