Disappearances, gruesome attacks and murders- such were the toils that came to haunt Bostonians throughout the early 1870’s. The deeds, whose victims were young children, were perpetuated by an attacker just as alarming as his violence: 14-year-old Jesse Pomeroy. Roseanne Montillo, professor of literature at Emerson College, relays a captivating account of the young killer and the city he ravaged in “The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer.”