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Rape In Paradise

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  15 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 28th 2005 by Mutual Pub Co (first published September 1st 1981)
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George
Jul 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was one (or should that be, two?) of the most bazzar and incredible crimes in Hawaiian (perhaps in American) history. Not only is it hard to count the number of crimes involved in this story; it's impossible fathom the extent of the injustices that followed.

I'm not sure, but I think I read this book long before 2005... but, since that is the only publication date I can find on Goodreads, I'll go with that.

I do remember enjoying this true crime story very much, in spite of the serious angst
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Gail Baugniet
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wonder why Hawaii didn't become a state until 1959? This book explains one of the reasons. A true-story mystery that asks harsh questions: Why would (the victim) lie about what happened? Did HPD manufacture evidence? It may not be your children's Hawaii 5-0, but it's gritty and unsettling history.
C.L.
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is a tragedy... and because of the outcome, it is a difficult read - the narrative leading toward a no-mans land of compounded injustice. The story is an important one, however, for losing it would nullify a life taken of Kahahawai and a lack of justice based on racial and economic elitism.

The book itself of a well researched historical who, what, when, where, and how with a bit of editorial thrown in. An editor would have been helpful as it can be repetitive though it's 1966 publica
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Barbara Kluver
Oct 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
A True Crime story of a rape that takes place on the island of Oahu. An interesting story of the miscarriage of justice, primarily because of racial prejudice. Very sad...
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Educational and eye opening story.
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