Publisher: Dell Publishing
Copyright: 1992, ISBN: 
(Deadly Obsessions, by Cliford L. LineDecker and Dr. Frank M. Osanka, PINNACLE BOOKS, 1995, ISBN: , paperback)
reviewed by: Lynard Barnes, March 5, 1995
Summary: Two books recommended. Adult material covering crimes of an unusual nature.
Republished from Crushies Book Reviews – Volume II Issue No. 3 – March 1995
Why two books under one review?
After moving into a newly remodeled house one evening, Stephen Snedeker, the fourteen year old adolescent of the Snedeker household, walked into the kitchen where his mother was washing dishes and told her, “Mom, we have to leave this house. There’s something evil here.” Later, amid reports of ghostly apparitions and sounds in the house, Stephen will be taken to a juvenile detention center after unsuccessfully attempting to rape his twelve-year-old cousin. IN A DARK PLACE is truly a scary book. But not for the reasons you would think.
John Ray Weber was four years old when he started a fire in a wastebasket at his house in the small town of Phillips, Wisconsin. Twelve or so years later, he was pointing a .22 rifle at his sister demanding that she “go with him”. Shortly after the rifle incident, he smashed a bottle over her head, intending to render her unconscious so that he could molest her. The deadly obsession of DEADLY OBSESSIONS is a chronicle of John Ray Weber’s inalterable trek down a path that lead to the death and mutilation of a seventeen year old girl and the brutal beating of a woman who had the misfortune of being Weber’s wife. This is definitely not a book everyone should read. The details are a bit much. But there are references, sometimes vague, of a John Weber arguing aloud within himself in two voices. There are references to John Weber who sometimes referred to himself as Natas–Satan spelled backwards.