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Thirty-Eight Witnesses by A.M. Rosenthal
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On March 13, 1964 Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was returning home from work around 3am when she was brutally attacked and murdered near her building. The attack took place over a period of thirty five minutes with thirty eight people in nearby apartments listening to her screams but not helping or calling the police.

This short true crime book mainly covers the journalistic side of the case of Catherine Genovese and the fact that so many people were a witness to the crime but did not help in any way. Had any one of them called for help shortly after hearing Kitty scream she would have survived the attacked. There is a a few short explanations of the entire episode of the attack with a few images of where it took place and a bit of a follow up on what happened with the attacker but the majority is focused on the lack of help.

Overall, not a bad read but felt it could have covered the actual crime a bit more.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

November 11, 2015 – Shelved
November 11, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
November 11, 2015 – Shelved as: netgalley
November 13, 2015 – Started Reading
November 13, 2015 – Finished Reading

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