Hodges’ cutting-edge psycholinguistic method, “thoughtprint decoding,” continues to show how killers leave unique mental messages behind much like fingerprints. He examined a lengthy and revealing email written by murder suspect Amanda Knox, accused of killing her college roommate in Perugia, Italy, on November 1, 2007. In those five pages, Hodges—an experienced psychiatrist—found that Knox had unknowingly confessed to the brutal crime in great detail. Between the lines her email represented a secret narrative—the whole story. It established the missing motives that haunted prosecutors.
In this eye-opening study of one of the 21st century’s most controversial murder cases, Dr. Hodges also cites passages from Amanda’s memoir, Waiting to Be Heard, to corroborate the confession found in the Nov. 4 email.