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Thought provoking, but ultimately average non fiction
3 January 2019
After reading Hoopers amazing non fiction book The Tall Man, I was eagerly awaiting the release of this investigative piece from Hooper. It’s thought provoking and very powerful, especially the accounts from victims of an unimaginable horror. However Hooper loses much of the objectivity in her writing in this book and it’s clear she sympathises with the accused through use of supportive prose. It just feels like she might be trying to create police injustice through her subjective essay for the sake of a stimulating story. It’s still a worthwhile read, but not as masterful as The Tall Man.