Saturday, January 8, 2011

52 Books in 52 Weeks: Week 1

I've never done a book review or a reading challenge before, so sit by while I stumble my way through the year.....

I am doing the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge.

Hush Little Babies by Don Davis
True Crime

An excerpt from the back cover reads: A killing so brutal it shocked the police and left the nation grieving. Hush Little Babies is the appalling true story of Darlie Routier, the neighborhood's most wonderful mom, who, one night, coldly, calculatingly and brutally stabbed her two sons and watched them die in a pool of their own blood....

The general story was written well. There was the usual way back history of everyone involved in the story (which bores me lol), but it's very detailed in the days leading up to the crime and the following days. While some of the people in the book seem unbelievably dumb, it is a true story so it kinda makes you wonder. 

In some ways the case seems clear cut and very obvious that the mother killed her children. But then you read some parts and it's like heeeeey, maybe she didn't. The speed that the verdict came back surprised me. But it went with the worried of several people about where the trial ended up taking place.

I wasn't too fond of the afterward by the author (who by what he wrote, you'd assume that he was the killer's best friend), but hey, it's his book right?

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