Summary (from Goodreads):
” On a sweltering summer day in 1992, the body of Patricia Fonti was found in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Highland Park.
She had been stabbed more than 100 times.
The Zodiac Killer had struck again.
Renowned psychic medium Jackie Barrett is no stranger to visits from the dead. But when the spirit of Patricia Fonti comes to her twenty years after her death, Jackie finds herself caught in an unexpected battle for the restless, schizophrenic soul of a murder victim. Here is Jackie’s first-person account of her connection with Patricia Fonti and her murderer, New York Zodiac Killer Heriberto �Eddie” Seda, whose early 1990s killing spree paralyzed the city with fear.
In exclusive letters, drawings and recorded telephone conversations from prison, Eddie divulges things to Jackie that have never been made public, including how he killed and why. Her astounding interviews with the man who calls himself �The Soul Collector” give rare insight into the recesses of a very dark mind. And while Jackie struggles to help Patricia Fonti find peace, Eddie insists he and Jackie are two halves of a whole, that together they make up the astrological sign of the twins—the Gemini .”
This is easily one of the most unsettling books I’ve ever read, and I’ve been watching horror movies since I was nine and reading scary stories for about that long.
I first heard about Jackie Barrett a few years ago when a documentary on her relationship (for lack of a better word) with Ronnie DeFeo was on TV. Last year, she released a book on it.
Jackie Barrett is psychic and deals with the darker side of life. She speaks with murderers and their victims, and is privy to things that most of us are not. Most of us are able to debate whether or not there are angels and demons, and most of us can’t answer that question definitively because we’ve never seen or experienced one. Jackie Barrett doesn’t debate; she knows.
I said all that to say this: in this book, she communications with the Zodiac (New York one, not west coast one) and one of his victims, and almost loses herself in the process.
There are parts of this book—probably something like 85%, actually, so a little more than “parts,” right?—that sent actual chills down my spine.
This book is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re curious about the paranormal, you need to check out her books. Highly recommended.