Monday, May 9, 2016

A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

In A Good Month for Murder, Wilber gives his readers inside access to a real homicide squad. In one month, it seems like the murders are never-ending, from interrupted robberies to gang shootings to a tragic case of mistaken identity.

Throughout the book, we not only get to know the cases, but the detectives, the victims, the witnesses, and the suspects. Wilber paints a vivid picture of each detective's unique characteristics, each case's deep emotional impact, each interrogation's high stakes, and each unsolved case's haunting unrelenting refusal to let go.

The detectives and families never give up hope that justice will be done, but it is an uphill battle, and one that Wilber faces unflinchingly in his writing.

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