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Shadow People: How Meth-driven Crime Is Eating At the Heart of Rural America First Edition
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Of course, as a Californian, I knew meth was in our community, but I am stunned by the seriousness of the problem as it rages like wildfire across the country. This book holds the horrific numbers up and makes us look at real cases, murdered girlfriends or tortured children, whether we want to see such horrors, or not.
The reporting style also helped me see what we all owe to the courage, heroism, and determination of our lawmen,whether police, sheriff's department, or highway patrol, and the struggle of our legal system to deal with those methamphetamine has turned into monsters. My respect for these men and women is now enormous.
Anderson also gives us hope - some states have fought the curse of meth by posting billboard images of ruined faces,ruined lives, victims of shadow people's hallucinations, reducing the numbers of new addicts. Shadow People should be required reading for every High School student, so they will know what they are risking if tempted by meth's seduction or by the drug culture itself.
This is a fine work of investigative journalism written by a crime reporter who saw what he writes about so well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Individual stories are fascinating and horrifying. The insight is terrific, but the book is very disjointed.Published 19 days ago by Scott
Very descriptive and raw portrayal of Meth addiction and the crimes these addicts commit. Anyone who has known an addict - known a friend, family member, neighbor, etc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MMK
Great information for anyone thinking of moving to the nice quiet secluded foothills. I'd have given 5 stars except that the first half of the book had too many poetic flowery... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Twain Mark
Mostly talks of law enforcement cases. Rather hear it from an addicts that's recovered. But God bless law enforcement for their servicesPublished 10 months ago by Pamela
As sad as this topic is I enjoyed reading the stories from law enforcement throughout the country. In addition there is an enormous amount of stats and data the writer has... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jeanette
very scary to think our world is turning to this kind of stuff, I live in a small Oregon town and see people's live changed just because of the meth, its badPublished 17 months ago by girlrunning
This is a valuable read and should be required reading for high school students. I wish this book was more widely publicized. Read morePublished 18 months ago by SRK