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Riveting true story
on April 2, 2013
Murder mysteries are pretty rare here in New Hampshire, which is almost last in violent crime rates by state (47th). The murder of Edith "Pen" Meyer was not only shocking, it was especially difficult to solve (no body, blood or other DNA evidence). The story the authors weave is absolutely riveting and this is no exaggeration. As one who liked "true crime" writing many years ago but who became numb to it after the explosive growth of the genre, I read this book only because of its local connection (and the fact that, as a bookseller, I was able to obtain an advance copy, gratis). It is an engrossing story with truly fascinating and complicated twists and turns, and deep biographical/psychological profiles of the victim, her murderer and those who brought him to justice after a long struggle.
I prefer not to reveal too much about the book's contents, as most readers would prefer to discover the facts themselves, but as far as the quality of the writing and the intensity of the story are concerned, you will not be disappointed. This is an excellent book, a real 'page-turner'.