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This book was written with a lot of thought and research.
Well, "never" is a long time, but at least, at Peace Corps headquarters, some lessons seem to have been learned from this tragedy, thanks in large part to Weiss' book.
It almost appears to be the rough draft/writer's notes for the book, rather than a finished work.
I'm outraged that Dennis Priven got away with murder and that Peace Corps helped him.Published 21 days ago by Isabelle Bush
Hats off to this expose'. I served in the Peace Corps as an older adult and still felt a strange wave of menace in the South Pacific island not far from Tonga. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sieni
I read this under a mosquito net as a PCV. Engaging, disturbing, and sad it tells a story that the Peace corps tried to sweep under the rug. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Margaret Donohue
This has to be one of the most infuriating books I've ever read - not because of the book itself, but because of the story. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Caitlin Martin
Fascinating look at a real life sociopath and the various ways folks reacted to him. Also captures some of the social atmosphere of the 1970s..... Read morePublished 13 months ago by David Balding
This book is simply outstanding. A beautiful young woman was savagely butchered and her killer went free. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Book Fanatic
This was an interesting story about the miscarriage of justice for the Gardener family. Unfortunately the grammatical and punctuation errors were distracting.Published 23 months ago by Ruby Mills
This non-fictional account of a murder in the Peace Corps, with the setting in 1976 Tonga, possesses a certain about of novelistic charm if the reader can picture what its like to... Read morePublished on March 19, 2012 by Herbert L Calhoun
I'm glad that Philip Weiss brought to light the injustice of the sad events surrounding Deb Gardner's death. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by Susan Dawson