One early spring day, two young girls took a short cut home from school through the woods. Then, in a few horrifying moments, the tranquility of the day was shattered by rape, torture and murder. A small Vermont town and the entire nation was stunned-- these gruesome crimes had been committed not by hardened criminals but by two young boys, fifteen and sixteen years old.
One of America's finest investigative journalists, Peter Meyer, recounts this provacative true story or terror in the small Vermont town of Essex Junction. He powerfully recreates this tragic case and its complex emotional aftermath-- the statewide manhunt, the trial, and the chilling results that sent one teenage killer to prison for life and set the other free after two and a half years. Here is the shocking true story.
I thought this was another good true crime book, about murdered little girls. I thought it was very detailed and wonderfully written. Not a dry true crime book
This one boils one's blood that there is in this world the kind of people who will do something as evil and vicious as this crime. I never have any sympathy for killers, bullies and the kind of people who do not consider the welfare of others. This book, in other words, can make you very upset and once again raise a warning against people's intentions. Makes you want to protect every aspect of those you love but we all know how difficult it is to intercede on the faith of others, however close they may be. Seriously disturbing, ugly crime and why not? For those who read this type of book: a good read.