Lorena Bobbitt, Karla Homolka, Pamela Smart, Mary Letourneau, Karla Faye Tucker. Their names are recognised internationally and their crimes continue to grab the headlines: rape, castration, torture and murder. How could these attractive, feminine, girl-next-door stereotypes be capable of such appalling acts? Supported by court transcripts, research studies, psychiatric reports and expert opinion, Linda Stunell's extraordinary book dares to tell the truth about female sex crimes and female sexuality. It exposes the myths about love, power and gender differences and reveals how media hype makes celebrity superstars out of attractive women criminals. 'Women Out of Control' details the continuing story of these convicted women - their sex crimes, their excuses, their dramatic lives, and their twisted notions of love.