Invisible Darkness



Invisible Darkness Invisible Darkness is a thoroughly researched, balanced look at the horrifying case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka Expertly drawn, with compassion for the victims, the book draws on voluminous research and court documents unavailable until now Williams details the incredible coincidences and mistakes that allowed Paul and Karl to elude detection for so many years For instance, had Paul Bernardo s DNA been tested immediately when he was questioned as the Scarborough Rapist, instead of sitting on a crowded shelf in the forensic lab for two years, he would have gone on trial for that series of attacks rather than the murders of the three young women he and his lovely bride went on to rape and kill Despite the efforts of the Metropolitan Toronto and Niagara Region Police forces, not to mention the vast amounts of money spent on the special Green Ribbon Task Force, Paul Bernardo almost got away He could even have been freed after arrest and questions, given that he was not allowed to call a lawyer during his lengthy initial interrogation Invisible Darkness tells the whole story behind Canada s Ken and Barbie killers and raises many important questions about freedom of the press, the right of the public to have full access to the courts and Karla s much discussed deal with the Attorney General and police Just as fascinating as the legal aspects of the story is Williams penetrating look at the characters and backgrounds of these two beautiful, seemingly successful young people What on earth could have driven a young preppy accountant and his beautiful fianc to such depths of cruelty and depravity, including the murder of Karla s own sister Was it in fact Karla who actually killed one or of the victims Rather than a victim of battered woman s syndrome as portrayed by the Attorney General in justifying the deals, Karla is shown here to be at least as sadistic and twisted as her male counterpart The stunning result of than three years of research and interviews with police officers, eye witnesses, friends, enemies, psychiatrists and lawyers involved with the cases, Invisible Darkness is sure to become a classic study of a criminal spree that has riveted people all over the world since the perpetrators were discovered tried The fact that Karla was released from jail, free and clear, in 2005, married her lawyer s brother and now has three small children makes an already tragic and unique tale of murder and mayhem even haunting Karla now divides her time between the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and Montreal, Quebec and lives virtually anonymously gives Invisible Darkness and the back story about how and why Karla got the deal she did ever resonant Read attentively There is far here than meets the eye WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAID ABOUT INVISIBLE DARKNESS The True Crime genre is, in the hands of artists like Truman Capote and Stephen Williams, a kind of poetry, a kind of austere grand guignol, exuding gaudy horror George Elliott Clarke, HALIFAX HERALD CHRONICLE By far the most intelligent and subversive of the Bernardo triptych Lynn Crosbie, GLOBE AND MAIL Williams has performed a remarkable, if unconventional, feat in the annals of true crime Judge Lynn King, TORONTO STAR I found Invisible Darkness a superior example of a dying breed the straight, un hyped, literate work of true crime Jack Olsen, Edgar Award winning author of SON and DOC You may think you ve heard enough but you haven t heard the half of it It s a must read.Based on court documents. Free Read Invisible Darkness [ By ] Stephen Williams [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – therehabboutique.co.uk

A direct descendant of Horace Greeley who said Go West, young man, go West whereupon Greeley went East and founded The New York Tribune for which Karl Marx became a stringer, Stephen Williams began his writing career in his early teens after noting the hypnotic effect the lyrics from Bob Dylan s first album had on women and reading Les Sous sond fait by John Paul Satre.First published at 1 A direct descendant of Horace Greeley who said Go West, young man, go West whereupon Greeley went East and founded The New York Tribune for which Karl Marx became a stringer, Stephen Williams began his writing career in his early teens after noting the hypnotic effect the lyrics from Bob Dylan s first album had on women and reading Les Sous sond fait by John Paul Satre.First published at 19, he studied with Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye and Irving Layton Shortly thereafter he got a job picking and packing books in the Toronto warehouse of Oxford University Press.Among other things Williams has been a trucker, a poet, an advertising executive, a warehouse grunt and a bible salesman.His reputation as a writer and a journalist was solidified by the international success of two books, Invisible Darkness The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka and Karla A Pact with the Devil These two non fiction books have been described as stories of unimaginabel deviance set in the apocalyptic landscape in and around Niagara Falls Invisible Darkness and Karla have been favorably compared to Norman Mailer s The Executioner s Song and Truman Capote s In Cold Blood while other critics have called him a blowhard and a wannabe Hemingway The Attorney General for Ontario called him a criminal and a serial trafficker in the misery of human victims One journalist probably summed him up best when she wrote, People don t forget Williams He thinks big He is outspoken And he loves the limelight, baby Of course, that s only one person s opinion.In fact, Stephen Williams is something of a recluse and quite shy All he asks is that you read his work mindfully and then make up your own mind.Williams has been twice arrested, once in 1998 and again in 2003, and put on trial twice over an eight year period for allegedly disobeying court orders and publication bans.Not satisfied that the almost 100 criminal charges police laid against Williams were sufficient the Attorney General, Michael Bryant personally sued Stephen as an enemy of the State The lawsuit sought unspecified damages and possession of all Williams archives and research.Stephen was acquitted of the first set of charges on November 30, 2000.On January 14, 2005, he accepted a plea bargain suggested by Attorney General Bryant He plead guilty to one count, summary conviction or misdemeanor, disobey pub ban to do with his website only.In return the AG would withdraw the other 97 criminal charges that had been laid against him to do with both books and abandon the civil lawsuit.It was the proverbial offer that cannot be refused, a great victory in a relentless confrontation with an unhinged government and a reckless Attorney General.A few years later, Mr Bryant found himself in jail accused of murder and has recently published a book about the ordeal called 28 Seconds Bryant recounts the horrific details about how he killed a rancorous, drunken bike courier one evening after celebrating his 12th wedding anniversary in downtown Toronto s toney Yorkville and Bellair district.A year later, police and prosecutors dropped all charges but by that time his political career was in shambles and his wife had left him In 28 Seconds he also admits that he was a raging alcoholic and recklessly chased power and publicity during his years in office.Stephen Williams lives and continues to work on Law and Disorder The Globalization of the Police State while periodically blogging it can be accessed through his website He lives on a rock scramble farm 90 miles northwest of Toronto with the writer Marsha Boulton and their Bull Terrier Thelonius Monk Karla has just been published in the United States and internationally as Kindle book, iBook, Kobo and a few other e reader formats

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 560 pages
  • Invisible Darkness
  • Stephen Williams
  • English
  • 11 October 2017

10 thoughts on “Invisible Darkness

  1. Delilah says:

    It is very difficult to write a true crime novel in this day and age without having it be sensationalist, and I won t go so far as to say that Williams has achieved Helter Skelter levels of journalistic integrity with Invisible Darkness, but the fact of the matter is that for true crime, this is a well written piece The case itself is fascinating from the get go, and the author pulls no punches as he narrates the compelling depravity from as far back as he could reach I ve read hundreds of boo It is very dif...

  2. Kaycee ❤️ says:

    I decided to read another true crime story and this one popped up on my recommendation so I picked it up It was a few years back when I learned about Karla and Paul in my favorite crime site which is no longer available I was engrossed from first page up to the last With the very intriguing story, it delves into the early lives of both Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, how they grew up, their family background, their troubled childhoods Giving the readers a grater insights into the minds of I decided to read another true crime story and this one popped up on my recommendation so I picked it up It was a few years back when I learned about Karla and Paul in my favorite crime site which is...

  3. anaïs says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Oh my lord I like to boast about America doing things bigger and better but you aren t playing around with your serial killers, Canada I first heard about Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka from my husband who gave me the basics of the story which of course led to a wikipedia rabbit hole situation and eventually led to me reading Stephen Williams s classic work about the couple, the crimes, and all that those involve The book is a narrative written in HIGHLY GRAPHIC play by play detail from acco Oh my lord I like to boast about America doing things bigger and better but you aren t playing around with your serial killers, Canada I first heard about Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka from my husband who gave me the basics of the story which of course led to a wikipedia rabbit hole situation and eventually led to me reading Stephen Williams s classic work about the couple, the crimes, and all that those involve The book is a narrative written in HIGHLY GRAPHIC play by play detail from accounts, letters, and the infamous videotapes I read parts of the book out loud to my husband when I was extra grossed out only to see him almost gag in horror Go away if you don t want to be sp...

  4. SAM says:

    It just did not seem possible that such a well educated, well adjusted, congenial young man like Paul Bernado could be responsible for such horrible crimesIt s the same old story The cops were incompetant I ve read a lot of true crime books and too often the authorities make stupid mistakes reports don t get filed, leads aren t investigated, DNA samples aren t tested for two years I m not an investigator so maybe it s easier said than done but i wonder how many of these true crime boIt just did not seem possible that such a well educated, well adjusted, congenial young man like Paul Bernado could be responsible for such horrible crimesIt s the same old story The cops were incompetant I ve read a lot of true crime books and too often the authorities make stupid mistakes r...

  5. Laura says:

    This book is really infuriating, actually, because Homolka, who was probablyculpable than Bernardo and should have spent the rest of her life in a supermax uh, hello, she helped rape and kill her own sister , got away with a relative slap on the wrist because the authorities were too goddamn stupid to believe that a woman could be anything but a poor innocent abused victim of a man Last I looked, she was out of prison, remarried, with a kid of her own That should scare the hell out of This book is really infuriating, actually, because Homolka, who was probablyculpable than Bernardo and should have spent the rest of her life in a supermax uh, hello, she helped rape and kill her own sister , got away with a relative slap on the wrist because the authorities were too goddamn stupid to believe that a woman could be anything but a poor innocent abused victim of a man Last I looked, she was out of prison, remarried, with a kid of her own That should scare the hell out of anyon...

  6. Dawn Kemmerlin says:

    Disturbing Period I d never read it again and want it out of my house as soon as possible It s not the author or the writing It s the subject matter and how Karla Homolka was given a slap on the wrist for being a sick, twisted, incestuous pedophile rapist Her family is sick as well and seem completely out of touch with reality It scares me to think there are people like Karla and her family that walk among us She has been released and is married and has children I can t figure out who wo Disturbing Period I d never read it again and want it out of my house as soon as possible It s not the author or the writing It s the subject matter and how Karla Homolka was given a slap on the wrist for being a sick, twisted, incestuous pedophile rapist Her family is sick as well and seem completely out...

  7. Rebecca Porter says:

    Pretty much the best book there is on the Bernardo Homolka case Great writing, thorough investigation and stomach churning details that will haunt the reader forever It is unbelievable that Karla Homolka pulled off what she did and reading this book stirs real anger about that, as it should These two may have a low body count when they are compared to some killer couples, but their crimes are no less shocking or disgusting Bernardo will likely rot in jail forever but to know that Homolka is Pretty much the best book there is on the Bernardo Homolka case Great writing, thorough investigation and stomach churning details that will haunt the reader forever It is unbelievable that Karla Homolka pulled off what she did and reading this book stirs real anger about that, as it should These two may have a low...

  8. Leigh says:

    This is a really difficult book for me to give a rating to It seems to be well researched and I appreciate that this author didn t fall under the spell of Karla s manipulation The story of these two is horrifying ...

  9. Tyler says:

    I reluctantly give this book 5 stars How can I really rate this book when I ve never read any others on the case Anyway, from what I gleaned from it, I really enjoyed kind of reading it I am not going to bother explaining what the book is about By now, you probably know Rather I ll just make a few short comments.Only kind of because there were times when the book was a bit heavy to read Many of the reviewers complain of graphic deal That is complete and utter nonsense Or perhaps I have I reluctantly give this book 5 stars How can I really rate this book when I ve never read any others on the case Anyway, from what I gleaned from it, I really enjoyed kind of reading it I am not going to bother explaining what the book is about By now, you probably know Rather I ll just make a ...

  10. Wendy says:

    I clearly remember what led up to these two monsters being arrested I remember how the media was not allowed to write anything about what happened in court or anything to do with what these two did In Canada that is In the USA books were written that gave evengraphic descriptions of the crimes they committed agains three young women, Karla s sister included I followed, as much as possible , what was going on during the trial I was outraged, like many other people, to find that there w I clearly remember what led up to these two monsters being arrested I remember how the media was not al...

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