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Town Without Mercy Paperback – January 7, 2014
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Bravo. A Complex Challenge Well Done *****
Joanne wrote this book from the parents of the perpetrator's point of view; parents who happened to be lesbians. They not only had to deal with the fallout from the crime their daughter, Mercy, committed but also the agony of watching her lie in a coma hovering between life and death. Fighting hordes of reporters and anti-lesbian groups drove them to a breaking point. Both had high profile jobs; one as a television news reporter and the other a chef at her own restaurant.
The story grabbed me from page one and kept me reading until the book was finished. It was thought provoking and made me wonder just how forgiving I might have been had my son or daughter been the victim of such an act.
From the Author
This book is dedicated to the twenty children and six adults that were victims of the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The inspiration for this book began on that fateful day. Although the story differs greatly, the premise of what prompts a person to kill innocent people, remain the same. Is it nature or nurture?