These things don't happen here!
On January 7, 1994, residents of the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts woke to another day in their quiet, peaceful part of Appalachia. With its verdant, wooded hills and quaint New England towns, the idyllic scenery and the people who lived there could have stepped out of a Norman Rockwell painting. They had no warning about the evil converging upon them, and the pall it would cast over the years that would follow.
That day, a young boy vanished from a strip mall, his body discovered a month later by deer hunters in a remote wooded area 200 miles away. A college student celebrated his 18th birthday by purchasing a rifle and opened fire on campus, killing two and wounding four others. Two young girls were accosted in the changing room at the local pool. Another young girl narrowly escaped being abducted at gunpoint on her way to school, her quick thinking resulting later in profound repercussions.
All of the events appeared unrelated, but it seemed to police agencies and local residents that the world had suddenly gone mad. After all, they told each other, “These things don’t happen here!”
In chilling, dramatic narrative HIDDEN DEMONS: Evil Visits A Small New England Town, by Margery Metzger, details these events and tells of a savage serial killer who lurked in the shadows. Read how the bravery of a father and daughter and the remarkable work of law enforcement officers would turn the tables.