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Murder in Suburbia by Emily Webb
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Apr 07, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: australian-author, true-crime

“The suburbs are where we live.”Murder in Suburbia: Disturbing Stories from Australia's Dark Heart

Murder in Suburbia makes a refreshing change to most crime collections I’ve read that simply rehash the same high-profile cases. The focus of this collection is on those murders much closer to home, those in our own backyard.

Having lived in Melbourne, many of these shocking and senseless murders were too close for comfort. They certainly drove home how wrong the it-can’t-happen-to-me mindset can be.

Emily Webb also manages to keep the tension high without sensationalising the crimes.

Highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

April 7, 2014 – Started Reading
April 7, 2014 – Shelved
April 7, 2014 – Shelved as: australian-author
April 7, 2014 – Shelved as: true-crime
May 19, 2014 – Finished Reading

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☼♄Jülie  This sounds like a fascinating read Vicki, I'm reminded of Eugenia which I recently read, on the one hand, and Razor by Larry Writer on the other extreme. Australia certainly has some skeletons in the closet...so to speak.


Vicki Tyley It is, Julie, especially since it's not simply a rehash of the same old cases.


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