[X] might be a homicidal maniac but [s/he] was also something much more common than that. [S/he] was a human being who wanted to talk about [him/herself]. And with that class of human being Bridget was well fitted to cope.
I've added the "[...]" as someone might want to read this later.
Anyway, this is where I had to leave off the book this morning because it was time to go to work - one of our lovely protagonist has been left in the care of the murderer.
It has not been often that I had to leave just when the conclusion was about to presented, so I have spent all day wondering how this was going to end.