The Last Victim

  • by Jason Moss, Jeffrey Kottler
  • Narrated by Thomas Fawley
  • 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dear Mr. Manson....
It started with a college course assignment, then escalated into a dangerous obsession. Eighteen-year-old honor student Jason Moss wrote to men whose body counts had made criminal history: men named Dahmer, Manson, Ramirez, and Gacy.
Dear Mr. Dahmer....
Posing as their ideal victim, Jason seduced them with his words. One by one they wrote him back, showering him with their madness and violent fantasies. Then the game spun out of control. John Wayne Gacy revealed all to Jason - and invited his pen pal to visit him in prison....
Dear Mr. Gacy....
It was an offer Jason couldn't turn down. Even if it made him....
The book that has riveted the attention of the national media, this may be the most revealing look at serial killers ever recorded and the most illuminating study of the dark places of the human mind ever attempted.


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Customer Reviews

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An exercise in lunacy.

What would have made The Last Victim better?

To start with a less robotic narrator. While Fawley tries hard to play each part separately he fails and the pace is slow and monotone.

What was most disappointing about Jason Moss and Jeffrey Kottler ’s story?

I could not see past the main character's arrogance and blatant stupidity. The most common element that shines through is how Moss really love himself. He believes he is capable of trapping and training the mind of some seriously damaged, evil murderers and doesn't baulk at including his own younger brother in the mess it creates! The first 16 chapters are filled with this self love and I don't think I can put up with any more of this rubbish.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If the correspondence between Moss and Gacy are factual then perhaps less pornographic examples and more detailing the whole mindset of the man might have redeemed something.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for a 'true crime' story I'd strongly suggest choosing something else.

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- Marc

An introduction to serial killers… What an introduction!

I want to read this book after seeing the film the last victim on which this film is based after reading this book I was left with the impression that the author was indeed the last victim. I do not believe that he ever got over his experiences writing to John Wayne Gacy and Richard Ramirez. The book Chronicles this relationship particularly with Gacy but also touched on his relationship with the Ramirez and Charles Manson. Jason was brave and naive to believe that he could outwit these men who committed the most atrocious crimes against humanity. What we learn is what I would like to be a victim of a serial killer and how they must've felt being under the spell. One interesting note Jason managed to contact Jeffrey Dalmers and they wrote to each other briefly before Dalmers death in prison One could only imagine what we could of learned if that relationship had been allowed to develop. This book is very interesting and insightful but you can't help but keep in the back of your mind that the author paid the ultimate price. Previous reviewer said that this was an instruction to serial killers… This is not true as the technique are used to get them to write what's the meticulously analyse their victims and take on their mannerisms in order to gain a victim perspective the end result is both frightening and brave .. I loved this book narration is excellent warning though not for the squeamish
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios