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Whatever Mother Says…:A True Story of a Mother, Madness and Murder by Wensley Clarkson

Read 7/12/20-7/25/20

I wanted to read this book because the crime took place near my hometown. At the time this book was written the case hadn’t gone to trial… and there is no epilogue with the update. So I ended up having to Google the trial and the outcome of all the individuals involved. Which isn’t a deal breaker for me, and I enjoy researching true crime cases anyway (a weird hobby I guess), so chances are I would have still given this case a spin in the Google machine… but it would have been nice if the book had been updated with the results of the trials. This case is brutal, and definitely hard to read at times, but without having the follow up it makes it difficult to recommend. I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars.

*Trigger warning: this is a true crime novel. The events that are described within this book are extremely violent and graphic, so if you are sensitive to abuse, mental health abuse, assault and verbal threats, you will probably not enjoy this book.

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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Read 7/7/20-7/11/20

This book was the first of its kind- the first plunge into the dark world of true crime. On so many levels, this book is groundbreaking and exciting. But you can also tell that this was the first of its kind. The case was slightly all over the place and I found certain chapters were a tad ramble-y for my taste. This book took me a lot longer than normal to get through, but I am glad I read it. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars.

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Read 6/22/20

This was such a quick and easy read. You definitely can’t put it down. The story unfolds in such a beautiful way, the pacing is fantastic and the twist is such a surprise. I went into this book with minimal expectations, having never heard of the book or the author… and I was not disappointed. Holly Jackson is an amazing story teller and she knows how to throw her readers through the ringer. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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