If you’re looking for a story of a true monster, then Gertrude Wright, The Torture Mother, should be next on your to-read list!
If you’ve never heard of this woman, then are you even a true crime fan? Yes, you are, because you’re here and interested! Gertrude Wright’s descent into madness involved torture, mutilation in an unexpected way, and gruesome treatment of Sylvia Likens, a teenaged girl under her care.
This story isn’t for the faint of heart—instead, it’s a case of the worst of humanity and the evils one woman can inflict on a child who sees her as a mother figure.
Dubbed “The single worst crime perpetuated against an individual in Indiana’s history” this story will stick with you long after you’ve read the final page. Dive right in… if you dare.