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Justice for Bonnie: An Alaskan Teenager's Murder and Her Mother's Tireless Crusade for the Truth
Justice for Bonnie An Alaskan Teenager's Murder and Her Mother's Tireless Crusade for the Truth Author:Karen Foster, I.J. Schecter When Karen Foster was told that something had happened to her eighteen-year-old daughter, Bonnie Craig, she knew what it meant. The Alaska State Troopers investigating the scene ruled it a hiking accident, but for Karen, the pieces didn?t add up. Bonnie would never have ditched class to go hiking. And she didn?t drive—so how would she have reach... more »ed McHugh Creek, miles out of town, in the first place? Armed with little more than her own conviction, Karen set out to find the truth behind her daughter?s death.
After a long series of false leads and dead ends, it seemed the case would forever go unsolved. Then, after twelve years of public campaigning, private despair, and increasingly tense dealings with the detectives working the case, Karen received an e-mail that would change everything; the system, at long last, had produced a match for the unknown DNA in the case—from a man in a jail all the way across the country.
Here is the chilling tale of a mother?s unflagging fight to track down the monster who stole her daughter?s life—and the battle to ensure that he, and others like him, would no longer be able to evade justice.
I really liked the level of honesty the author showed. She doesn't try to make her family look perfect. Her initial response to the murder of her daughter resulted in some actions & comments which she later found were not entirely justified. As facts eventually (nearly 2 decades later) emerged she found things she'd been told weren't true, assumptions she'd made might not have been well-founded, just the usual confusion surrounding law enforcement & courts trying to shut out the victim's family in order to preserve confidentiality. It is a most interesting story about a lovely young college student who falls prey to a monster who should never have been running loose. But the story focuses a great deal on the effect on her family. Well worth reading I think.