Book Review ~ Race To Justice // BookZone

October, 1992. When Cindy Albrecht flew back to Indiana so she could be home in time for the finalisation of her divorce, she’d begun feeling anxious every time she thought about it. Her husband, Michael, also known as “Crabby” has still been trying to talk to her in an effort to get her to cave in and get back with him. But there’s no way she’s going back to that life. Nothing but being controlled and monitored all of the time and never having any fun, all while worrying about his explosive temper. No thanks. She’s got a great job as executive chef for the Penske – Marlboro Racing Team hospitality and things are going in a great direction finally for her with her work and her friends. She’s even started fallen for a great new guy and it looks like she’ll be moving to Florida soon to be with him.

A couple of days later, no one can reach Cindy at her place and she’s missed a meeting and more importantly, she missed showing up to sign her final divorce papers. After her friends compare notes two of her best friends and coworkers drive over to Cindy’s apartment to check on her. Her truck is there, but they get no answer at the door. They finally get in by climbing up to the balcony and going in thru the patio door and find her two cats wandering about and crying hungrily for food. The two women grabbed hands and went through each room, not finding their friend anywhere. After consulting with her new boyfriend by phone, they hang up and quickly called police and reported her missing.

I enjoyed this true crime book written by the prosecutor Larry Sells that covers the investigation, her body being found, and then the trial. The case seems fairly obvious, but there are lots of quirks to it, and it’s far from a slam dunk in court. You really want to see the killer get his due. For true crime fans and for racing fans as well. The victim was well liked by those in racing, and had just enjoyed an end of season Halloween party thrown by one of the well known racers and his wife that was just filled with famous racing names of the day. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, authors Larry Sells & Margie Porter, and the publisher.

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Publisher: WildBlue Press – 357 pages
Publication: May 21st, 2019
RATING: 4/5 Stars

The Author- Larry Sells was raised in New Hartford, IA. He has spent his entire life in Iowa. He graduated from UNI, University Northern Iowa, in 1996. He writes short fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and personal essays.

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The sentences that make the stories

At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

I’ve been reading, it’s the year 1818 and a young black slave, George Washington Black was born on a sugar plantation in Barbados. The story is about a  young boy, (Wash) born in chains, lifted up to embrace a life of dignity and meaning. It is where two people, separated by an impossible divide, begin to see each other as human. The author, Esi Edugyan is one superb writer with an unforgettable turn of phrase. It’s a page turner and I highly recommend it. 417 pages.

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Ghosts: Do Ghosts Possess? // Book ‘Em, Jan O

Readers, I found this intriguing review about the author, psychologist, exorcist and healer, Wanda Pratnicka. I think you’ll find it of interest. Her theory is that demons do not exist, and that individuals are possessed by ghosts. Interesting material! Read more here at Wanda Pratnicka: Ghosts and Possessions

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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook. For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage. To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page

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For the Love of Family: How a Knock at the Door Changed Everything

A very sad and heartfelt story written by the father of a murdered young man who was attending the University of Tampa. The family had just moved Ryan McCall into his own apartment and he went out with friends to a party. While walking home with a friend, a man attempted to rob them and Ryan was shot. This book is written by his dad Kevin from the daily journals he kept at the time to work through what was happening, to try and hold the rest of the family together.

Wife Joanne, son Kevin, and daughter Kimberly still remain, and all need him in different ways. Kimberly still lives in Pennsylvania, from where the rest of the family all moved not all that long ago to Florida, looking for a new beginning. Son Kevin had also just moved into his own house that week. Dad Kevin and Joanne had been happily married for over 30 years until this tragedy sent them all spinning.

Agonizingly painful at times, but as real as can be. This is what some family members go through in the aftermath of losing a loved one in a violent way. Just trying to get through day by day, while waiting for the murderer to be caught. Then the long haul for a trial, all while still managing to get along with each other and not lose it yourself.

It’s eye-opening and shows how important community support and victim services are. This is for anyone interested in this type of true crime book with input from the family afterward. Written at the time he was going through it, not dredged up afterward. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Kevin C McCall, and the publisher.

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Publisher: Newman Springs Publishing
Publication: March 3rd, 2019
RATING: 4/5 Stars

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Ghosts: Carisbrooke Castle

Readers, this is a must-read! Gave me chills! A collection of first-hand accounts of ghosts, from Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. Scary! Read more here, from True Ghost Stories Archive: Ghosts of Carisbrooke Castle

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The Girl in the Treehouse: A Memoir

Having seen author Jennifer Asbenson a couple of times telling her amazing story on television on true crime or 48 Hours-type shows, I really wanted to read her book when I heard that she had written a memoir. Just watching the show stayed with me a long time afterward, enough that I’ve re-watched it when I’ve seen it on, which I rarely do. I wanted to hear the rest of her story, and that’s what her book gives you. The rest of it is nearly as shocking as what was in the tv show, to my surprise. So it made for one of those books you just inhale from the time you start.

I was “just going to read a bit, then go to bed” Sure. I stayed up until dawn reading every last page of it. So if you like true crime memoirs or stories of overcoming adversity, you might want to check this book out, especially if you are at all familiar with Jennifer’s story. She was the only surviving victim of Andrew Urdiales, the Chicago area serial killer. You will really be gobsmacked at all that this woman lived through, especially by the time she is finished sharing all of it.

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HORRIFIC: Jennifer Asbenson was kidnapped and tortured by Andrew Urdiales (pictured)

I read the kindle version published Jan 29th, 2019 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 169 pages.

RATING: 5/5 Stars

The Author- Jennifer Asbenson, author of The Girl in the Treehouse, is a survivor in more ways than most people ever encounter in their entire lives. Despite the challenges that Jennifer has faced early on, she has learned to rely on her belief in God, her sense of humor, and her imagination to overcome all challenges.

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