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Gone in the Night

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The anxiously awaited chronicle of a case that received major national media coverage--in which a father was wrongly accused of murdering his daughter--by David Protess, the award-winning investigative journalist who broke the story. An electrifying true crime story.
Mass Market Paperback
Published May 1st 1994 by Dell (first published April 1st 1993)
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Patricia Atkinson
I thought it was a touching story but it really dragged in spots.the police and crown prosicuters really messed up the case and twisted the witnesses stories.its a sad story of the murder and curuption of it.
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Story of an abducted and murdered child. Most of the book is centralized around the trial and covers a seemingly prejudiced judge and an non-cohesive defense team, along with a rather misguided set of jurors. This is a prime example of how good people can make poor judgments when their imaginations are allowed to flourish. This was a conviction based on haste and emotion rather than law.
The miscarriage of justice that's covered in this book is astounding, and in this country, no less. Unfortunately, I'm not surprised. Apparently, a father losing his daughter to a child killer isn't enough torture--the "justice system" has to put him in prison.
I loved this book. I flew through it in a little over a week. It is the true story of a kidnapping in Chicago and it is amazing to see all the screws up made by professionals. It makes me think about how carefully I should be doing my job.
I've tried to read this book twice, but it hits too close to home.
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