Just the Two of Us

The Lethal Mother-Daughter Bond Between Serial Killers Diane and Rachel Staudte

On June 13, 2011, twenty-two-year-old Rachel Staudte wrote these words in her dairy.

“It’s sad when I realized how my father will pass on in the next two months … Shaun, my brother will move on shortly after. It will be tough getting used to the changes, but everything will…



Started by forensic psychologist Dr. Joni Johnston, we explore the psychology of true crime and the dark side of human nature. Popular topics include murder, psychopathy, serial killers, narcissism, victim’s rights, forensic psychology, stalking, and violence.

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Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.