Sunday, June 18, 2006

Body of a girl

My latest reading is a novel by Leah Stewart - Body of a Girl. It is told in the first person by a female crime reporter and tells the story of a promising young daughter of a well known doctor, who is found raped and murdered. The reporter inveigles her way into the dead girl's life by fair means and foul, looking for a suspect among friends and relatives, and uncovering an unsavory background of drug abuse and incest. The punch line is that none of this is true. She was killed by a stranger bent on robbery. The unsavory 'facts' are from false assumptions made by the reporter.

An antidote to investigative reporting.

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