Jeremy's Reviews > Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

Facing the Wind by Julie Salamon
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May 30, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: true-crime, read-at-work, jay-niles-library

This is your typical boy meets girl, boy and girl raise family, boy kills everyone in the house with a baseball bat and successfully pleads insanity story. I avoided the true crime genre for some time, suspecting (correctly) that I'd enjoy it a little too much, but if you can handle it, this is very well done, readable without being hacky or trashy. The epilogue (consisting of the author's rather uncomfortable luncheon with members of the parental support group the ill-fated family in question once belonged to) is particularly compelling. Your stomach will turn, but hey, so will the pages.

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