Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Innocent Victims

Have you ever wondered about those individuals who were falsely accused of crimes? Or more specifically, the ones who are convicted of crimes. The book Innocent Victims by Minette Walters is about two crimes from the past that show that there really are innocent victims in the world.

The Book

This book is the story of two crimes. It's actually two novellas. The first is the story of a chicken farmer, who has a love triangle that goes a little wrong. He falls in love with one woman, but he isn't able to end it. But he meets another, and realizes that she is who he truly loves. The story is fiction based on fact.

The second story in the book is about two women who are murdered. The story is about the social outcasts of the village. nd the person who is defending them. There are twists and turns, and the defender finds that she must confront some nasty truths about individuals she is defending.

What I Think

I really enjoyed reading these two stories. Why? They took loads of twists and turns. You thought you knew what was going to happen. And you knew things weren't going to turn out well, but there were surprises in the end. I can't decide which story I enjoyed more. There are things about the first that really appeal to me. A slightly unhinged woman, who just can't let go in the first story. And then there is the family of outcasts in the second story who get their revenge. Two great tales of murder and mystery. 

So who should read this book? Fans of murder mystery will enjoy this book. But fans of true crime stories will also appreciate it. The stories are a little twisted especially that first one. So you murder mystery fans go out and pick up a copy of this book.


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