Silent Witness

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Silent Witness is an extremely detailed account of the Karla Brown murder case that begins with the original murder investigation having gone cold but still nagging at detectives enough to renew the search, a huge break when new technology uncovers evidence that can identify the killer, the trial and subsequent determination against the death penalty, and the aftermath.

Insights are given throughout into the thoughts and emotions of key players in the situation and you have a seat right there in the courtroom during the trial.  It’s an emotional ride five years in the making.

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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Dial M

dialmDial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson by William Swanson

There is something about reading true crime novels that give you an insight into just how awful some human beings can be to others.

This one had the added morbid allure for me because it took place in areas I am familiar with, and it remained unsolved for a fair period of time, although rumors flowed easily as they often do in small towns.

When this particular story takes place, Minnesota’s state capitol still was somewhat of a small town, and the township where the folks summered was still not much more than a village.  So how could something so awful happen to them, and who did it?

Dial M takes you from the day the crime took place, through the investigation and arrest and trial, and beyond.  It goes where most true crime doesn’t, in that it tells you what happens with those impacted by the event, long after it occurred.  You are not left wondering, “what ever happened to so-and-so?”

Following the trail of a killer…

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The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories by Kevin Sullivan

The author of  The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History digs a little deeper following the trail of the killer by visiting locations and poring over documents.

It’s difficult to imagine how places and a person who seem innocuous on the surface can contain such horror.

What made Bundy tick?  Nobody can say comprehensively, but this book uncovers more than I’ve seen in other studies.

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.