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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2011
Born and raised in this sleepy town and lived there 25 years until I moved, this story is still so shocking to me even years after Michael has been dealt his cards. The Roseboro family WAS like extended family to many in our community. They burried many of my loved ones, grieved and comforted my family through many dark days. When this all unfolded, it was like a nightmare that the whole community just couldn't seem to wake up from. I, along with many others, didn't want to believe that this man, that comforted so many of us through the grief of loosing our own loved ones, could be capable of such a heinous crime. However, as more truth came to light, it became very apparent that this man was not a kind and compasionate person. He was indeed a the monster that the media made him out to be. As far as this book goes, I believe the author did a great job portraying our small little town in the correct light and moved through the events correctly, just as they had all unfolded for us on the outside looking in. It was nothing less than a shock to our small little town. But as true stories go, this one is pretty spot on and I will def keep this book around for my own children to read someday to learn a little bit of history from where their mother grew up.