Audiobook: Couple Found Slain by Mikita Brottman
Published: July 6, 2021
Henry Holt and Co.
I received a copy of this audiobook for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Mikita Brottman, Ph.D., is an Oxford-educated scholar and psychoanalyst and the author of several previous books, including An Unexplained Death, The Great Grisby, and The Maximum Security Book Club. She is a professor of humanities at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
This is so much more than murder. More than a devastating case. This book takes a deep dive into the justice system and how broken it is.
I had never heard of this case before listening to this audiobook. But I immediately had to look it up—an absolutely devastating and brutal crime. Committed by the last person anyone would have suspected.
But mental illness is a fickle aspect to find a balance for. The real tragedy here is the facts that remain. And the absolute lack of initial follow-through makes everything that happens within this book ugly and heartbreaking.
The most incredible thing about this book is the ability to discuss all the hot-button issues regarding this cares without overshadowing anything. This was so well done. I enjoyed my first audiobook from Netgalley.
The research was clearly and obviously thoroughly done, and the empathy that our justice system needs help is fascinating. I would absolutely recommend this audiobook.