Stop What You Are Doing

….and read this book. Stoppel┬áIt’s the true story of the murder of a sixteen-year-old girl and the decades of investigation to uncover the truth about what happened that night. It includes disturbing information about the failure of police leadership and their cowardly desire to hide the truth to protect their reputations.

It’s the story of one dogged detective who never lost sight of who he was working for (the victim), and his career-long attempts to bring out the truth, despite destroying his own career.

It’s the story of an evil man who beat the system, not once, but many times, and how the police helped him through their incompetence and selfishness.

It’s a story that will haunt you.

Read it. It took me just a few hours to read the whole thing. It’s free. It will change the way you think about a lot of things.

Innocence

Innocence is a story about corrupt police in Britain. The prose is short and choppy, filled with incomplete sentences. It gives the story a gritty feel, almost like rough sandpaper. In addition, it’s filled with British slang that I’m completely unfamiliar with. As a result, I found it confusing and difficult to follow. I had to figure out what a lot of things meant from the context, and some things were a complete mystery to me. For example, apparently the word “nick” has several meanings in Britain. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the context of its usage threw me for a loop.

I suspect this book might be more interesting to people more familiar with the slang. For me, it was a very difficult read.