Life After Murder
Five Men in Search of Redemption
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An award-winning journalist tells the personal stories of five convicted murderers, offering a new perspective on guilt, forgiveness, and second chances in America
Publishers Weekly Review
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The author, a reporter, uses crisp and clear writing to tell her story. However, the story she tells has more to do with her view on parole reform than the aftermath of murder.
I would have liked to see how her subjects fare ten years after parole, rather than 24 months. I hope she has that idea planned for another book.
Absorbing narrative about men who believe in our criminal justice system and the small hope they were offered, when sentenced for murder, that they might one day earn their freedom. These men have spent most of their lives working to change and make amends for their crimes despite the nearly impossible odds that they would ever be released from prison. Nancy Mullane knows how to tell a story and, more to the point, how to get real people to tell their own stories and have the rest of us care. Couldn't put it down.
Fascinating insight, but publisher problems
First: Downloading the digital copy has been severely problematic. Chapter 3 is gone completely, and only the first 73 pages downloaded. I tried deleting, and re-uploading, but only have the option of fully repurchasing the book. Digital format books are proving to be a hassle. I don't understand how there aren't simple quality control measures undergone prior to making a publication available?!
Second: From what I was able to read, this calm, straightforward insight into a closed and forgotten world is interesting and detailed.