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The Bus Stop Killer Review

Geoffrey Wansell breathes insight into one of Britain's most hated murders

Written by . Published on August 1st 2011.


The Bus Stop Killer Review

THE Bus Stop Killer described as ‘a man on edge, a man without conscience, a victim of his own sexual desire and his addiction to violence’, are the words used by Geoffrey Wansell to describe Levi Bellfield in his latest book The Bus Stop Killer.

The emotionless and haunting book cover image of Levi Bellfield comes with the resounding label - ‘sadistic serial killer’. It paints a portrait of Levi Bellfield, a supposedly once charming man; descend into monstrous ways. This emotionless image closely matches his actions on trial, as he is said to have remained relatively impassive immediately pleading ‘not guilty’. Wansell’s book is a constant page turner and thoroughly describes the tedious nine-year investigation into Levi Bellfield; the story of a killer that simply unfolds throughout the 324 pages. It delves into the killing of Milly Dowler, and offers extraordinary insight into the investigation, eventual arrest and trial.

The book opens with a description of ‘Little Benty’, a secluded location near the M4 motorway. Whilst reading, it soon becomes apparent the extent to which Bellfield has an unhealthy sexual interest in young females, but further to this, that he is a dangerous sexual predator. Wansell describes an incident in which two young girls were approached by Bellfield, they were both encouraged to get into his car and he made sexually suggestive comments, asking if they were virgins. This snippet of information in the first few pages is the beginning of the vast amount of sick information that continues throughout the book. Wansall writes in such a way that the book is highly readable and at the same time intricate in detail.

The Bus Stop Killer was released on the 28th of July 2011, and the book becomes part of the ‘calm’, but in this case, after the storm, with the recent tabloid allegations of The News of the World phone-hacking scandal. The nationwide scandal forced closure on the national newspaper, and was considered by all as a step too far – revealing the extent and the desperation of the media to get ‘a good story’. This explosive scandal still remains in the news and has triggered the nation’s memorable and heartfelt emotion for the Milly Dowler case. It remains present in our minds, and begins to convey the devastation caused by The Bus Stop Killer. Bellfield remains the only killer in legal British history to receive two whole life sentences.

 

The Bus Stop Killer is available on Amazon.

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