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Trust Me: The True Story of Confession Killer Henry Lee Lucas

Narrated by: Steve White
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime

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On June 5, 1983, Henry Lee Lucas was arrested for the unauthorised possession of a handgun. The police believed that he was linked to the disappearance of two females, so they used the opportunity to apply pressure and encourage a confession. After four days in custody, Lucas confessed to killing the two women.

What transpired in the following months was both peculiar and fascinating. Lucas confessed to murdering, raping, and mutilating hundreds more women with his friend and lover, Ottis Toole, whilst under the influence of a satanic cult.

But there were hidden depths to the revelations. Upon further inspection, investigators found that Lucas confessed to crimes that directly contradicted others, casting doubt over what was fact and fiction.

Lucas had the answers. Could they uncover the truth?

Trust Me is a dramatic and gripping account of one of the most bizarre and gruesome true crime stories in American history. Ryan Green’s riveting narrative draws the listener into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller.

Caution: This book contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to listen to this book.

©2019 Ryan Green (P)2019 Ryan Green

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  • Dave
  • 18-05-2019

Killers-Eye-View Times Two

This is yet another fast-paced story about truly awful, deeply fascinating serial killers by Ryan Green, expertly narrated by Steve White. Like most of his other books, "Trust Me" doesn't linger too long on the actual violence and gore that people like this inevitably produce, but finds a way to make the story even more horrifying by delving into the killer's psyche and thought processes. I love True Crime books, and in my experience that "killer's-eye-view" perspective is rare in the genre. Green does it masterfully, and it makes his accounts more personal, visceral and insightful than a lot of True Crime writing. And when the story is about TWO murderers who somehow manage to join forces -- making both each other and their crimes much more horrific in the process --- that internal perspective helps the reader understand the truly unimaginable a little better. After reading scores of stories about heinous human beings and the death and carnage they cause, I am less interested in breathless details of the external, physical carnage they create than I am the carnage inside the killer's mind. Ryan Green does that better than anyone, and "Trust Me" is another fascinating example of it.

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  • Chrissy
  • 10-05-2019

Great experience with new Author

I actually enjoyed this book. I never read any of this Author's books before BUT WOW! What a great way to start off with new Author. Excited to hear and read MANY MANY MANY books in the future and I enjoyed the writing and felt pulled in from the beginning of the book to the end and hated it finishing and wanted it to keep going and going!

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  • timj26
  • 23-05-2019

Excellent

Ryan is a master at turning the necessary facts into a entertaining story
Two serial killers Notorious for lying during confessions Ryan does a great job presenting a probable outcom
Steve’s narration was perfect for this highly recommended
If you liked this I also recommend man eater by Ryan green
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  • Derek J. Hollis
  • 20-05-2019

Simply Amazing!

When I first started listening to this audiobook I expected a mediocre narrator with a story with little detail. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished the first chapter. It sounded like a Stephen King novel. I had to check it once again to make sure it was a true story and not horror fiction.

Throughout the book you will be taken on a wild ride of Henry Lee Lucas' confessions. Not only that his upbringing and childhood is covered with very graphic details that probably shaped him in to the killer that he became.

If you love true crime then do yourself a favor and give this one a try. There are no details spared in this wonderful book that I simply could not get enough of!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 20-05-2019

Chilling true crime

This was a quality work of true crime. There were times that the unsettling content was more than a little hard to listen to. I hope the narrator knew what he was getting himself into. I haven't heard anything from this author before. I'm glad to see that he writes a lot of true crime and I look forward to reading more from him in the future.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 17-05-2019

Great Read

Trust Me: The True Story of Confession Killer Henry Lee Lucas (True Crime) was a good read by Ryan Green. Henry Lee Lucas was arrested on June 5, 1983 for unauthorized possession of a hand gun. The police applied pressure to him because they believed that he was linked to the disappearance of two girls. He was in their custody for four days and wound up confessing to the killings. In the next few months, he confessed to hundreds of more murders. This was a good read into a bizarre and gruesome true crime story. I really enjoy listening to Ryan Green's true crime audio books and can't wait to read more by the author.

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  • chaoticangel38
  • 17-09-2019

True Crime at the height of depravity, well done!

Ryan Green has done an excellent job of researching and putting into words, the depraved life and times of Henry Lee Lucas, as well as his side kick, Ottis. They travel the roads leaving destruction in their paths, both with similar abuses and backgrounds. This is another well written and awesomely narrated book by Ryan Green/Steve White. This is a must read for true crime buffs or those with a curiosity leaning toward the macabre.

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  • JJLarson
  • 15-08-2019

Trust Me

I was given this free review copy audio book by the author at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This one started off a little weirder than the other books I have read of Ryan Green’s – but I quickly understood where he was going. I don’t remember ever hearing about Henry Lee Lucas or Ottis Toole before. They both seemed to have had horrific childhoods, so I am sure that really had a lot to do with the repulsive human beings they grew up to be. A couple of best buddies and liars. They killed for sport and had no regrets. I read these true crime books because I am trying to understand why these killers do what they do. The author does a great job providing insight into the minds of these serial killers.

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  • BookLover
  • 12-07-2019

Green and White, Shed New Color

I have had the pleasure of listening to several of Green's books about true crime and am always amazed at how cruel people can be.

I knew very little about Henry Lee Lucas, although having lived a great deal of my life in Blacksburg and the surrounding area. To my surprise, that is where Lucas was from. While this degenerate and his brothers were f'ing rabbits (not really sure how that can even be possible) and other wildlife, his sadistic nature was brought out, which later led him to killing people. Then was made even worse when he met Otis Toole, who was in love with Lucas. Lucas did not feel exactly the same way about Toole, but indeed did enjoy Toole's niece and ended up basically kidnapping her and played the role as a spouse to her, until he ultimately killed her too.

As for Toole, he became know as the man that kidnapped and later decapitated Adam Walsh. Adam was kidnapped from a Sears in Hollywood, Florida (it so happened that Ted Bundy was there that day as well) and Adam's father, John Walsh, reached out to man, who's sons life he saved many years ago, and had his friend put Adam's picture on milk cartons, fliers, etc. This was the first time this type of "advertisement" was used to find a missing child, but is now used every day (as sad as it is) in our society. After Adam's body was found, John Walsh helped found the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and also America's Most Wanted. John Walsh has made it his mission to help families who's lives have been struck by tragedy to have closure.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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  • Cory Hatfield
  • 07-07-2019

good listen

The writer and the narrator both did an awesome job. Great true crime story, it's a good listen. worth the download.

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  • Natalie
  • 18-06-2019

Shocking

Thanks to Ryan Green for giving me a free audiobook in return for an honest review.
I love Ryan Green's books. he has this great way of humanising even the most vile killers.

The story of Henry Lee Lucas was really well told. We went through the story of his childhood that really assisted the nature v nurture argument for psychopaths and criminals.

The author of this story was great. He kept a slow, steady pace and his voice was easy to listen to, despite some quite disturbing facts.

Green really delves into the thoughts and feelings of all affected by the crimes he writes about, from family to victims to the criminals themselves.

I've not heard of Henry Lee Lucas before so it really interested to find out more about him I wasn't disappointed with Ryan Green's book and really look forward to finding out more about Ottis Toole and more than that Green may write about.

I definitely recommend this to any true crime fan.

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  • Emily
  • 23-08-2019

One Of The Best

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I think this is possibly one of the best of Ryan Green’s true crime books. I struggle to get into Green’s writing style of writing from the perspective of the killers, because it feels more like a story than true crime, but I did really get into this one, and I found it quite engaging. Green doesn’t go into a terrific amount of detail, but it does make you want to learn more. I did have to Wikipedia this case after I’d finished reading so that I could know more.

The narrator was brilliant, and I really appreciated his narration style.

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  • clive
  • 16-06-2019

A fantastic listen

This was a great listen and narrated superbly by Steve White. The story was well written and definitely worth a listen.

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  • Karen
  • 02-06-2019

Great

I love this author, I've enjoyed every book of his that I have listened too, and this one didn't disappoint.

As always I am slightly disturbed by the way the author seems to get right inside the minds of his subjects, and even more disturbed at the acts that some people can carry out.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 14-05-2019

Amazing & Unbelievable

After listening to quite a few of Ryan Green audiobooks this is the one that terrified me the most.
How many are out there that we have no idea about? Can it be your next door neighbor?
The research that Green does before each of his books is amazing, but what’s more amazing is how he fills in the missing gaps and his best talent is the way he packages it all, put it on a paper with words that everyone can easily understand, that is a truly amazing.
One last thing, after listening to others of Green audiobooks I was always wondering if the killer was born to a loving family would it have changed anything?
This question doubled itself in this audiobook.

I fully recommend this audiobook without reservations because I believe that people should understand their environment and the things that lurking in this vicious world.





In exchange for an honest review I’ve received this audiobook.

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  • Pixar.Kitten
  • 14-05-2019

Absolutely Brilliant!

As usual I loved this book by Ryan Green. He has a very empathic look at the protagonist, explaining not only the crimes committed, but also the particular problem, be it mental, emotional, social, or any combination, going as far as examining whether the origin is nature or nurture.
I would recommend this audible to anyone interested in this genre. Steve White is an excellent narrator, and really compliments Ryan in bringing this book
Although what Henry Lee Lucas did was beyond awful, I couldn't help but empathise with him in part. Not least over WHY he made the confessions he did. Who was REALLY to blame for that?
Thanks Ryan for another excellent work!