The title of Richard Lloyd Parry’s true-crime book “People Who Eat Darkness,” is creepy, especially now that zombies are in the news. Its sleek cover, which features a blurry sketch of a serial rapist and murderer, is creepier still.
Like the case of Etan Patz, the Lucie Blackman disappearance captured the public imagination. By writing about it in such culturally informed detail, Parry subtly encourages an understanding that goes past the headlines. It is a dark, unforgettable ride.
An incisive and compelling account of the case of Lucie Blackman. Lucie – tall, blonde, and 21 years old – stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found.