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Death in the City of Light by David King
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Oct 03, 2011

really liked it

I put off reading this book, because traditionally I don’t enjoy non-fiction, but I do like stories with a historical basis. I wish I hadn’t put it off, because once I started it, I really wanted to keep reading and just didn’t have as much time on my hands. The author writes non-fiction in a very narrative style, which surprised me and made me wish other non-fiction was written this way. He does a great job of painting a picture of the crime scenes, courtroom, people etc. that makes you feel like you are a part of the story. At times it did get a little wordy and overly descriptive, but for the most part it was appropriate and made the book easier to read. As I was reading this novel, I found myself getting goose bumps, and having to go check that my doors were locked because the descriptions are somewhat creepy, but it was all in a good way that added to this unfortunately true story. There aren’t any books that I have read recently that compare to this one, especially in the non-fiction category, it is definitely one that I will recommend to my friends and family.

Reviewed by Gabi for Book Sake.

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