Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of



10 thoughts on “Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of Cross-Country Killer Tommy Lynn Sells

  1. Barb Barb says:

    It is hard for me to fathom how someone could kill another adult without malice or cause It is therefore totally beyond my realm of comprehension how anyone could beat a small child to death with a baseball bat or slit one s throat with a boning knife However, that is exactly some of the serial acts of murder that were committed by Tommy Lynn Sells The book takes you on a journey across the country and into the mind of this man who was able to commit these acts while seeming to be pretty norm It is hard for me to fathom how someone could kill another adult without malice or cause It is therefore totally beyond my realm of comprehension how anyone could beat a small child to death with a baseball bat or slit one s throat with a boning knife However, that is exactly some of the serial acts of murder that were committed by Tommy Lynn Sells The book takes you on a journey across the country and into the mind of this man who was able to commit these acts while seeming to be pretty normal It gives a look at how a man can be so manipulative, how he can take advantage of any opportunity to do harm It explores his childhood, adolescence, and adulthood looking for clues as to what precipitated his behavior.What I found interesting about the book is that it shows great sympathy for the victims and their families while maintaining a professional distance in order to evaluate and relate the story of Tommy Lynn Sells At one point I thought the material presented was a pitch for sympathy for Tommy Lynn, but in truth, it wasa reasoned balance in the display of facts The author did an excellent job of presenting the story of this man s life and his seemingly anonymous reign of terror.While reading the book, and even now in retrospect, I feel no sympathy for Tommy Lynn Sells Yes, he had problems as a child and yes he had an illness that may have caused some metal problems However, he knew enough about right and wrong to readily admit that the things he did were wrong Therefore, he had a choice No one made him kill the first individual and certainly no one forced him to become a serial killer It was his choice One he will live with in both this life and in the life to come


  2. Claire Yar Claire Yar says:

    This book literally gave me nightmares I have read books about Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and many other true crime killing sprees, but this one just turned me cold I couldn t finish it because I couldn t sleep Great writing, but you need a tough skin to finish it.


  3. DAISY DISNEY DAISY DISNEY says:

    I had never heard of Tommy Lynn Sells or any of his horrific crimes Tommy Lynn is a confessed serial killer who has admitted to the deaths of over 40 people His crimes span across the United States from new Mexico, to Texas and Mississippi He is currently serving a death sentence in Texas and was scheduled to be executed sometime in 2007 However, as with most death sentences the execution date has been delayed The crimes this man committed were very brutal and heartless I was angered when I had never heard of Tommy Lynn Sells or any of his horrific crimes Tommy Lynn is a confessed serial killer who has admitted to the deaths of over 40 people His crimes span across the United States from new Mexico, to Texas and Mississippi He is currently serving a death sentence in Texas and was scheduled to be executed sometime in 2007 However, as with most death sentences the execution date has been delayed The crimes this man committed were very brutal and heartless I was angered when reading what he did to all the children he killed and or raped He is a disgusting individual One of the things that made this book stand out to me from other true crime books that I have read, is that at the end of the book the author publishes a letter from Tommy Lynn to the readers of the book It was interesting to read what the killer s point of view was on his crimes and the book written on him Killer minds is something that will always be intriguing because I don t believe there is one particular thing that just sets someone off to be a killer I really do not have any sympathy for this man He did have a very sad upbringing with a mother who was not very warm hearted however that doesnt excuse the man he turned out to be This man even tried to rape his own mother in the shower My heart does go out to all of the families of the victims of his heinous crimes My eyes got teary eyed after seeing the picture of little Mary Bea Perez Such innocense lost and now gone from this world The author did a great job in describing the crimes and the process during the trial period what a brave little girl Krystal was when she was put on that stand This book is not for the squimish as the crimes Tommy Lynn committed against children are very difficult to read


  4. ♥ Marlene♥ ♥ Marlene♥ says:

    On Sunday, November 13, 2005 I wrote 8 out of 10Well I met Diane when she became a member of the true crime yahoo book club I was in She is great by the way She answered all our questions very patiently and is just a generally nice person to hang out with.In this book was a scene which was so shocking to me, well and I have read alot of true crime books, but when i read how Sells killed a pregnant woman, I became sick to my stomach Book Description Ten Year Old Krystal Surles Watched In Horro On Sunday, November 13, 2005 I wrote 8 out of 10Well I met Diane when she became a member of the true crime yahoo book club I was in She is great by the way She answered all our questions very patiently and is just a generally nice person to hang out with.In this book was a scene which was so shocking to me, well and I have read alot of true crime books, but when i read how Sells killed a pregnant woman, I became sick to my stomach Book Description Ten Year Old Krystal Surles Watched In Horror As Her Best Friend Was Murdered At The Hands Of An Intruder Then with cold blooded precision he brought a twelve inch boning knife to Krystal s throat With a single, violent slash, he severed her windpipe and left her for dead Miraculously, she survived and would lead authorities to the arrest of 35 year old Tommy Lynn Sells, a former truck driver, carnival worker, and cross country drifter He Aspired To Become The Worst Serial Killer Of All Time With no apparent motive and no common pattern to his inconceivable bloodshed, the elusive Sells had carved his way across the country for two decades slaughtering women, men, transients, entire families, teenagers, and even infants with ghoulish abandon Through The Window isthan an investigation into a crime spree that stunned a nation It s an utterly terrifying plunge into the unfathomable dark mind of a serial killer, and the heart wrenching story of the brave child who finally brought him to justice


  5. LauraTrev1 LauraTrev1 says:

    I just finished reading Through the window by Dianne Fanning and I LOVED it but I have to say that no book has had me so scared and alert like this one I hated the story and of course I could never be happy about events like that happening but I feel that Dianne was very good and telling us all that happened It will probably take me a while to get over the images that I pictured with every word I seriously took forever to finish it because I just had to stop at some points but it was so I just finished reading Through the window by Dianne Fanning and I LOVED it but I have to say that no book has had me so scared and alert like this one I hated the story and of course I could never be happy about events like that happening but I feel that Dianne was very good and telling us all that happened It will probably take me a while to get over the images that I pictured with every word I seriously took forever to finish it because I just had to stop at some points but it was so good that I just had to grab it again and keep reading Tommy Lynn Sells is one evil man He raped and killed so many people and never got caught until he attacked little Katy and Krystal He managed to murder Katy and after slashing Krystal s throat left her for dead but she amazingly survived Krystal is truly a hero in my eyes, not only did she survive such a horrible thing but she helped to put this serial killer behind bars Thanks to that many unsolved crimes were uncovered and manywere stopped Author Dianne Fanning really did and amazing job with this book I felt as if every chapter was a different story and that helped me because I would stop after each one being that some were so gruesome The way that she describes each story helped us to knowabout all his victims, crimes and with that to know who Tommy Lynn Sells was and specially to know what he was capable of It was very well written and very detailed I strongly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in True Crime books


  6. Tracy Becerra Tracy Becerra says:

    SCARY but hard to put down


  7. Tabi34 Tabi34 says:

    This is a scary book because it s true Tommy Lynn Sells kills because he gets mad If he thinks someone was disrespectful, he kills them and leaves no witnesses, except one 10 year old Krystal Surales He slit her throat in her bed after she watched him kill her friend in their bedroom She laid in bed until she was sure he was gone and then walked a 1 4 mile with her windpipe severed to a neighbor s house and got help, but she didn t stop there she was able to give a description which led to This is a scary book because it s true Tommy Lynn Sells kills because he gets mad If he thinks someone was disrespectful, he kills them and leaves no witnesses, except one 10 year old Krystal Surales He slit her throat in her bed after she watched him kill her friend in their bedroom She laid in bed until she was sure he was gone and then walked a 1 4 mile with her windpipe severed to a neighbor s house and got help, but she didn t stop there she was able to give a description which led to Sells arrest and then testified against him which landed him on death row in Texas The book chronicles his years of murdering across the country Sells would break into a home and kill the occupants More often than not, they didn t know him He didn t break in to steal, he did it to kill What s even scarier is the fact that there are so many serial killers roaming across the country Like Sells they ve honed their skills to the point they don t get caught Sells would still be out there if it wasn t for Krystal He left no prints, no DNA meticulously cleaning up his crime scene The book was interesting until the end The trial portion of the book dragged and I found myself skimming over parts of it By the end, I felt the author wasn t being objective, but then how could she, having spent so much time with Sells It was obvious that she doesn t support the death penalty During the trial, a psychologist basically said Sells couldn t help himself due to his past abuse, and the fact that he had borderline personality disorder and because of that he couldn t help himself Fanning also included a letter from Sells one in which he said people lied about him He rambles on and on and makes a lot of racial slurs I m not sure that was necessary in the book and didn t add anything in my opinion The first 3 4 of the book was good, the last 1 4 I could ve skipped


  8. Debra Darschewski Debra Darschewski says:

    Interesting and Very disturbingnot sure why I even picked up this book to begin with Makes you wonder how many other people such as this are around and not caught Given little communication between states, the constant lessening of charges, and the transient nature of this individual he may never had been caught if it hadn t been for a brave little girl who just happened to survive.


  9. Jack Jack says:

    True crime story of a really evil Tommy Lynn Sells, who committed horrific murders all over the country for 18 years This is one sick bastard He deserves to be on death row in Texas Sure he is bat shit crazy, but the stuff he did Yeesh Good book if you like true crime, serial killer bios and or horrific accounts of evil men.


  10. Jane Jane says:

    Chilling.If ever there were a justification for a serial killer becoming a serial killer, this is it If this book doesn t creep you out, something is wrong with you.


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