Thursday, September 13, 2007

FALL:The Rape and Murder of Innocence in a Small Town- Ron Franscell

This is a stunningly well written book of a tragedy so harsh, as to be unbelievable. Two girl in Casper, Wyoming, are missing, taken by young men from the same town, beaten, raped, and thrown from a bridge 110 feet into a river. Ron Franscell, a newspaperman, and next door neighbor of the girls, has written about how the crime affected the town, and everyone in it. One of the girls survives, after crawling through the night to a road and assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, but at what cost. Survival is not the same as living. This sad account is very well written, by someone who really knows how to tell a story. I highly recommend this book!

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