Saturday, July 7, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Broken Doll

Broken Doll
Broken Doll ~ 4/5

Here's what says:
Publication Date: May 1, 2004

In May, 1988, in Everett, Washington, four-year-old Feather Rahier disappeared while playing outside after dinner. Her frantic cries drew Feather's mother to the dark garage that was home to Richard Matthew Clark. Clark had stolen the child, bound and gagged her, and begun to undress her. Only at the last instant was the little girl saved by her mother's desperate intervention. The next victim wouldn't be so fortunate.On the night of March 31, 1995, Roxanne Doll, 7, was abducted from the bedroom she shared with her younger sister. It was not until the following day that her mother discovered Roxanne's disappearance. A week later, Roxanne's raped and stabbed body was found. Evidence led investigators to a man the family had trusted as a friend: Richard Clark.Clark was a petty criminal, jailbird, alcohol and drug abuser who couldn't control his paedophilic and homicidal urges. In April, 1997, after his conviction for aggravated murder, he mocked and derided the dead girl's parents in a shocking courtroom display. Here is the brutal, heartbreaking true story of the crimes and punishment of a monster who preyed on the most vulnerable victims of all - and of the determined prosecutor who swore to bring him to justice.
My thoughts:
For the most part, the book was a great true crime novel. It shared all the personal and sad details of the crime commited. The photos were a nice touch too, it's easier to relate to the victims when you can see their life outside the crime. I really enjoyed this look into the legal system, that is until the end part. I didn't care much for the description of the legalities of the court process. It actually lost my attention a few times. Overall, a good book and a great read for true crime enthusiasts.

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