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A PROFOUND AND COMPULSIVELY READABLE BOOK!,
This review is from: Without a Trace: The Disappearance of Amy Billig--A Mother's Search for Justice (Mass Market Paperback)
As a reporter, I have written and read a lot of true crime stories over the years. While Sue Billig's search for Amy has filtered into the American consciousness through a variety of television pieces on Unsolved Mysteries and other news shows, no one has ever recorded the full, complex and mesmerizing story until now. No 5 minute news clip or 90 minute documentary could possibly convey the myriad bizarre complications that arise during the search for Amy, the effect on the family and the sheer amount of strange characters Sue confronts. If you thought you knew anything about this case, think again . No one else seems to have gotten it right. This is truely a modern epic on a grand scale, and Sue Billig is a modern day hero.
On a sheer storytelling level, the writing is straight forward and profoundly compelling, with great insight into the human heart. This true story has more twists and turns than most bestselling novels, the pacing is just right, and the characters are so well drawn you would think they're in the room with you. If this book had been published as a hardcover first, I have no doubt it would have received the attention it deserves, placing it in the top echelon of True Crime.