Dionne's Reviews > Ali Was Here: A Promising Life. A Brutal Murder. Justice, and a Legacy of Hope.

Ali Was Here by James Kirkpatrick Davis
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Since I live in Kansas City, I heard a lot about this case, but didn't know a lot of the details. The author did a good job of relaying all the facts. It was a short book because the author didn't go into too much biographical detail about the murderer or the victim.

I think the author could've given a little more information about the people involved to give it more of a personal, instead of a clinical feel to it.

Otherwise, it was well done and I loved how he showed the heroism of Ali's father. I was amazed at how Roger Kemp was the 1st person to use billboards to try and catch a criminal. And how that has changed the justice system now that they utilize billboards. Also, the self-defense classes are a wonderful legacy for Ali.

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Reading Progress

June 29, 2013 – Started Reading
June 29, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
June 29, 2013 – Shelved
July 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2014 – Shelved as: true-crime

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