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Who Named the Knife by Linda Spalding
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Apr 15, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: finished
Read in April, 2008

I really thought this was going to be another book that added to my ever-increasing lexicon of murder fear. The author was supposedly writing a book about being on a jury that convicted a woman for murders she may not have committed and her later reconnection with the woman while she was a life-long prison inmate. I thought there would be a lot more about corruption in the justice system, examination of prison life and - well, injustice. Instead, I was stuck with 258 pages full of self-indulgent introspection about how awful her life was since she was confronted with the painful realities of life. Depression hurts, but medication helps. Less whining, please.

The only reason this got 2 stars instead of 1 is that I liked the title and will steal it and put it to use for my own nefarious artly purposes. This book SUCKED.

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