The true story of New Mexico’s David Parker Ray is “darkly fascinating . . . a shocker from beginning to end” (Gregg Olsen, New York Times–bestselling author).
“Never trust a chained captive.” That was one of the rules David Parker Ray posted on the isolated property near New Mexico’s Elephant Butte Lake where he and his girlfriend, Cynthia Hendy, lived. They called their windowless trailer the “Toy Box.” Over the years they lured countless young women into its chamber of unspeakable pain and horror—and filmed every moment.
A Satanist, Ray was the center of a web of sadism, sex slavery, and murder. Authorities suspect he killed more than sixty women. In October 2011, a flood of tips led to a renewed search for the remains of more possible victims. This updated edition of Slow Death reveals all the details, plus the inside story on the controversial movie based on these unforgettable events.
“An eye-opening journey into the world of criminal sexual sadism.” —Jim Yontz, deputy district attorney, Albuquerque, New Mexico
About the author
The late Jim Fielder was a journalist based in Seattle, Washington. He wrote for the Globe, the New York Post, and Reuters International. On his behalf, a new update to Slow Death has been written by veteran true-crime writer Sheila Johnson.
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