The Phantom Prince My Life with Ted Bundy
An expanded edition of the harrowing true-crime memoir that has inspired feature and documentary films on Ted Bundy.
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The Phantom Prince is the riveting true account of Elizabeth Kendall’s intimate six-year relationship with Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. In this page-turning memoir of their time together–originally published in 1981 and newly updated and expanded–Kendall paints a vivid portrait of the other Ted Bundy, the dashing, easygoing man who won her heart, who somehow hid from those closest to him a hideous capacity for evil.
This is propulsive reading: as Liz’s story unfolds, she begins to see alarming similarities between Ted, with whom she is deeply in love, and the man wanted by the police for murder in Washington State and Utah. Twice she goes to the police with her suspicions, and twice she is reassured that he has been checked out and isn’t the man they are after. Still, her inner voice will not rest, and for nearly four years she lives with the torment that the man she loves might be a killer.
Included here for the first time is “Molly’s Story,” a first-person narrative by Liz’s daughter, who viewed Bundy as a father figure between the ages of three and ten. Liz and Molly somehow escaped the tragic fate of so many of the women who crossed Bundy’s path. They were left instead to reconcile the devastation of finding out that the man they adored really was a monster.
As much as has been written about Ted Bundy, it’s remarkable to hear the perspective of people who shared their daily lives with him for years. Featuring a new introduction and afterword by the author, never-before-seen photos, and Molly’s startling account, this gripping book offers unique insights into a charismatic personality that masked unimaginable darkness.
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