Book: The Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath
Author: Michael Griesbach
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: Steven Avery was convicted of a horrible rape even though he had an alibi. An innocent man who spent 18 years in jail. for a crime he didn't commit. Two years after he was released and ready to claim millions of dollars for his false conviction, he is arrested for the brutal murder of a missing journalist. Did he do it or was he a victim of a justice system gone wrong?
My rating: 4 Stars
My opinion: Creepy and horrific in its own way. Sometimes the old saying that truth is stranger than fiction is true. This story is living proof. Living in the area, never heard of this case.
With the good comes the criticism. This book did have drawbacks. Periods of it were very dryly written, particularly the court room scenes. It is critical since these tend to flow well as just the nature of the beast is that court room scenes are dry. I tend to see this in books written by attorneys and Mr. Griesbach is a former prosecutor.
A second criticism is that the book had periods of being too wordy and "overwritten". It felt as though he was going too deep into the weeds. This made it a much longer read to me.
Had the author developed these areas in a more concise manner, yet engaging manner, this book easily would have been a five star read for me.
Source: Publisher for Review
Would I recommend? : Yes, I have. It is a very important story.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone