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The Fact of a Body
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working on the retrial defence of death-row convicted murderer and child molester, Ricky Langley, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti death penalty. But the moment Ricky's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes, the moment she hears him speak of his crimes, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case, realizing that despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unspeakable acts, can happen to any one of us, and as Alexandria pours over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky's childhood. And by examining minute details of Ricky's case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, to reckon with how her own past colours her view of his crime. As enthralling as true-crime classics such as In Cold Blood and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and broadcast phenomena such as Making a Murderer and Serial, The Fact of a Body is a groundbreaking, heart-stopping investigation into how the law is personal, composed of individual stories and proof that arriving at the truth is more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.
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Dolly
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Good, not great and even though difficult not as difficult of a read as I thought.

Dual story lines that meet from time to time about a murder and the author‘s personal story.
Oh! Just as the above book cover shows 🤦🏼‍♀️😊 Detailed descriptions of how the killer grew up including bizarre details of what happened before his birth are a focus of the writing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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PedanticPastorMartha
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Mehso-so

I can‘t quite put my finger on why this book fell flat for me. The idea is good—exploring your own painful past via a parallel story—And I love the way she writes. The topic is disturbing—child sexual assault and murder—but I read a lot of crime. Maybe the structure? It just never quite jelled for me.

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Kimiam
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Panpan

I really don‘t know how I feel about this book. Took forever to read. I did not feel anything for anyone involved in this murder and memoir. She combines what happened to her as a child and a man convicted of murder. The argument is sentence to die or life sentence. Weird book.

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Kimiam
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Mehso-so

I really don‘t know how I feel about this book. Took forever to read. I did not feel anything for anyone involved in this murder and memoir. She combines what happened to her as a child and a man convicted of murder. The argument is sentence to die or life sentence. Weird book.

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Julsmarshall
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1st book finished for #24in48 #readathon Strong story, well composed, written and researched but it left me wanting a little more. Still a pick though and while it was difficult to read (trigger warning physical and sexual abuse of children), I‘m glad I did.

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Julsmarshall
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Up and at it for #24in48 #readathon Got my iced latte and book and reading in a quiet house 😄 I have a couple of family commitments so i@I likely won‘t hit 24 hours, but I love trying! Happy Reading all!

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Julsmarshall
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#24in48 stack! Are you ready? I may be overly so. Bottom stack, recent purchases and books I‘ve started. Top stack, all my library holds came in at once. Lofty goals, y‘all! Can‘t wait to get reading!!

Eyelit Excellent!! 2mo
Ireadkidlit You can do it Sis! 2mo
Suet624 So fun! 2mo
janeycanuck Jealous that you‘ve got the Wedding Party! I was hoping I‘d have it for 24in48 but no such luck. Enjoy it! 2mo
kspenmoll Some fun reads in your stack! Enjoy! 2mo
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BarbaraBB
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Yet another book about child molestation and its impact on the rest of a child‘s life. Marzano feels a connection between her own youth, that of phedophile and murderer Ricky Langley and the mother of the child he killed, which led to his conviction. She wants to understand what has driven them to be able to deal with her own past.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Louisiana
(Pic: Crater Lake, Oregon)

arubabookwoman You‘re as far north as Crater Lake?? Are you coming as far north as Washington state (Seattle)? 2mo
Hooked_on_books Hey, I recognize that lake! If you‘re still there and haven‘t seen it, there‘s a great video at the visitors‘ center that isn‘t right at the rim. It talks about how the lake formed from Mount Mazama. 2mo
Kalalalatja Stunning photo! 2mo
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Megabooks Wow!! Amazing!! 2mo
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman I‘d love to see Seattle but it‘s too far north this time. We‘ll be going west from here. 2mo
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Too late! But the Lake is stunning. Do you live nearby? 2mo
AbigailDays Wow, that's beautiful! Crater Lake has been on my bucket list for ages. Can't wait to see more of your pictures! 2mo
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Not anymore. I lived in Grants Pass, not terribly far from there, for 3 years and northern Oregon for another 6, so if you‘re headed to the Cannon Beach/Astoria area, I can give you tips. And if you‘re going to Portland, you MUST go to Powell‘s. I live in Hawaii now. 🌴🌺 2mo
CarolynM 😍Gorgeous! 2mo
Cathythoughts Stunning view ✨ 2mo
Henrik_Madsen What a stunning view - and the book sounds interesting too. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks My family and I camped at Crater Lake when I was young 😊 2mo
Rachel_nyc Gorgeous photo! I hope you‘re having a great trip! 2mo
BarbaraBB @AbigailDays Thank you! We will be travelling for a whole month so I hope to see many great places in the US! 2mo
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Hawaii, cool! Completely different from Oregon, which I‘m loving by the way. I won‘t be making it to Portland unfortunately. I went book shopping though in SF and have another on my list in Salt Lake City (thanks to @JaclynW the next big city I‘ll get to! 2mo
BarbaraBB @CarolynM @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @Cathythoughts @Henrik_Madsen @Rachel_nyc Thanks. I am seeing some places in Oregon that are among the most beautiful I‘ve ever seen 😍 2mo
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks You will have good memories of that trip, I suppose. Camping here has been quite special! So beautiful! (edited) 2mo
Hooked_on_books It‘s been an interesting change for sure. I‘m enjoying it. Oregon is such a beautiful place—I‘m glad I got to spend so much time there. Enjoy it! 2mo
Centique That is a gorgeous view! 2mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous photo! 2mo
JaclynW Crater Lake is amazing! I'm glad you got to see it! Safe travels to SLC! Did I tell you about The King's English bookstore? And the SLC library (main branch)? Both are worth visiting. 2mo
BarbaraBB @JaclynW I made a note of the bookstore already and added the library now. We‘ll be there after the weekend. Looking forward to it! 2mo
Cinfhen Another spectacular photo! I have this book on kindle and audio!! Maybe it‘ll break my reading slump🧐 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen A reading slump or just no time to read with your family and friends around? That is a good reason for not reading 💜 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Also I don‘t think this one will break the slump. This one may, it is an easy engaging read, full of great sentences: 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the recommendations!! It‘s a combination of limited free time and no desire to pick up a book 😝 2mo
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SarahMillerBooks
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THIS BOOK IS TREMENDOUS. AND DISTURBING. (And worth the discomfort.)

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CaroPi
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So last year I discover that I have a dark taste for #audiobooks about #truecrime and this is one of the hardest books I have listened. The story really put me apart and I was about to cry in multiple parts and I almost never cry with books.
Book #4
#BFCr2
#bfc
#bookfitnesschallenge

Chelsea.Poole I agree, difficult subject matter, but excellent! 2mo
CaroPi @Chelsea.Poole indeed... 2mo
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Wife
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This is one I‘ve wanted to read for awhile. The combo of a memoir and true crime was intriguing. It was engaging and well written. My takeaway question is WHAT WERE THE PARENTS THINKING??? I‘m baffled 😕 3/5⭐️s. Trigger warnings⚠️

Wife @WorldsOkayestStepMom Hi Emily, I saw that you stacked this and would be happy to send you my copy (if you are in the US). I don‘t keep most books due to storage limitations. Let me know if you‘re interested and I‘ll give you my email. 🌹 4mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Hi Vickie! I really appreciate the thought! I think I'm going to have to pass on this one though, I also have low storage and I'm a tad bit overwhelmed with the number of books I have going/on my TBR list at the moment. 4mo
Wife @WorldsOkayestStepMom I totally understand 🌹 4mo
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Breanne1
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Panpan

I really struggled to get through this book. Not only because of the subject matter but also due to the writing style. It seemed like such an intriguing premise and fell completely flat to me.

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No such thing as too many candles.

Freespirit True 😍 5mo
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Crazeedi
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Mehso-so

2.5 🌟
There are two story lines in this book. The author deals with her own trauma as she is researching the facts of a murder and trial of a pedophile. She weaves back and forth between the two stories. I'm not sure if this is a pic or a so-so. It is definitely a disturbing story and I normally don't read this type of non fiction.

Nickinpa I couldn‘t finish this one.😧 6mo
Crazeedi @Nickinpa I hear you, I did finish but it was very unsettling 6mo
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Crazeedi
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#fridaynightbookclub
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho @hermyknee and anyone else who's joining in!!! I'm starting this and also working on #lmpbc book

JoScho Yes! 😊🖤 6mo
pdever Nice subtitle. 6mo
Crazeedi @pdever @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho so far this book is kinda creepy! 6mo
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Mitch
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A super eclectic month... some 5⭐️ 3⭐️ and 2⭐️fiction, a brilliant exploration of family, a troubling part crime / part memoir, a straight talking doctors take on how to attack complex tasks and prep for a West End theatre trip,next month! I ❤️books..

#februaryinbooks
#onenonfictionamonth

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danibel
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Mitch
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This is a hard book to read (trigger warnings for EVERYTHING). An unusual mix of true crime & memoir, interwoven, telling different stories, at the same time, finding commonality & triggering memories. In her story the emotion is complex, messy & her struggle & pain is heartbreaking. It then switches to a lusher narrative. When these elements blend together, we get a complex emotional story that is haunting and difficult to witness.

Crazeedi Wow, your words just make me want to read this book. Well said. I'm stacking this 7mo
Mitch @Crazeedi ahh, thank you. It was a hard book to read, really it was...but I couldn‘t put it down 7mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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These are a few of my favorite things 💕

So far I'm at least intrigued by this book. The writing style is a bit fun but hard to follow. It's definitely overly descriptive like Cormac McCarthy which I struggle with. Just tell me the dang house is blue. However the subject matter keeps you hooked.

RadicalReader @Whimsical.Curiosity absolutely beautiful cat so stunning. What‘s its name? 7mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @RadicalReader he says thank you 😁 His name is Gizmo. 7mo
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Ingerella
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Mehso-so

I struggled to get through this book from the #LMPBC swap. I generally do not read non-fiction so I'm not sure if it was the genre or the writing style that kept me from wanting to read it. Overall, both the story and the way the author chose to tell it were interesting, but it just didn't hook me.
@Whimsical.Curiosity it's already in the mail on its way to you.
@leslieseidel @thebluestocking

thebluestocking This one really worked for me, but I can definitely see why it wouldn‘t work for everyone. 7mo
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valeriegeary
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Husband stuck tape on my handlebars so I could try to #kindlecycle. Works pretty well. Have to make the font huge though. 😂🤓

I'm on the fence about this book. Picked it for #booked2019 #femaledetective but I'm finding it unsatisfying. It's a bit of a slog because the topic--child abuse--is so hard to read about. The writing itself is a treat, the content is depressing. But I'm 200 pgs along & invested now so I'll push to finish.

Cinfhen Uh oh!! Was hoping to read this for #genrebursting 🥺 8mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I thought she mashed two completely different books together. I would have been fine with just her memoir aspect. 8mo
valeriegeary @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I felt the same way. 8mo
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VinceReads
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Part memoir, part true crime made for a really compelling book. The writing is really good as it alternates back and forth between the two stories until they converge (somewhat).

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VinceReads
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Started this one last night. Really enjoying it so far.

BookishMarginalia I enjoyed it too 👍🏼 8mo
cariashley Great cover. 8mo
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valeriegeary
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A very unhealthy lunch for me today. You only live once. Also it was delicious.

Starting this #truecrime book today too. A little bit out of the box perhaps but I'm using it for my #femaledetective prompt. Also counting it as my Kindle #readwhatyouown for the month! So far it's good--I can't swipe the pages fast enough!

#booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

4thhouseontheleft Those tots look delicious! 8mo
AmyG I loved this book. I lived near the author in NJ....same county. So I got a kick out of that. 8mo
JennyM #Stacked - will use for the same #booked2019 prompt 😊 (edited) 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice choice. I‘m planning to read it for #genrebusting! 8mo
Cinfhen I have this one on my kindle too!!! Thanks for the suggestion @BarbaraTheBibliophage 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! 😎 8mo
valeriegeary @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen from what I've read so far, it'll make a great one for genre busting! It's a rough book to read though.... The content is heartbreaking 💔 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the feedback....I find I‘m reading a lot more NF already this year...I find I really enjoy people‘s personal stories 8mo
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charl08
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I only meant to read a chapter and go back to my Book Club book. I'm on p91. Oops.

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Ingerella
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1. Teleport. So many places to see!
2. The tagged book is what I'm reading now.
3. Yes, a few! Get a new job and start reading the books I bought in 2018. Also, read what I want, not what I have to...that's a biggie this year.
4. I just finished An Innocent Man on Netflix. Ooh..so, so good if you like true crime documentaries.
5. Will do!
#FriyayIntro
@howjessreads

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nelehelen
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Pickpick

3/5
This book was a bit difficult to read due to the subject matter but also because of her narrative style. While I thought when speaking to her own experience her style was strong and at times beautiful, I didn‘t particularly enjoy it when she was discussing the facts of a real case of other people. I love it when non-fiction reads like fiction, but think it got away a bit in this case. Reco if you like true crime.

#ReadHarder2019
#Booked2019

nelehelen @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft this one is for the “New To You Author” prompt! 😊 8mo
Cinfhen I bought this a few weeks ago on #KindleDailyDeal ~ great review 8mo
4thhouseontheleft True crime can be difficult to read. I also like your review! 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! I‘m using this book for our #genrebusting prompt. 👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
nelehelen @Cinfhen thank you! Can‘t wait to hear what you think 8mo
nelehelen @4thhouseontheleft thank you! True crime is always hard. My husband thinks im a weirdo for liking it so much but what are you gonna do? Haha 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
nelehelen @BarbaraTheBibliophage nice! Im really excited about that prompt actually 8mo
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Sash
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5 stars. This book got me in on the first page and hasn‘t let go yet. I finished reading it couple of days back and have started a new book but the articulate writing, the sensitive topics and the whole story being a true account (and a chilling one at that)makes it an unforgettable read for me. Highly recommended but be prepared to be sucked in.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 9mo
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thebluestocking
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I raced through this and loved it! It‘s on its way to you, @Ingerella! Loving this round of #LMPBC.

@leslieseidel @Whimsical.Curiosity

leslieseidel Wow! That was quick. Such a great book. I can't wait to read everyone's comments. 🤓 9mo
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thebluestocking
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book. As it says on the tin, it‘s half true crime and half memoir. In the hands of a less skilled writer this could have been a chaotic combination, but it was deftly done. It explores many questions underpinning the U.S. legal system and personal belief systems. It was not always easy to read the subject matter, but my efforts to do so were rewarded. I highly recommend this.

BridgetteM Great book! I read it earlier this year and loved it. 9mo
thebluestocking @BridgetteM Isn‘t it great? I really loved it too. 9mo
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
Catching up on reviews!
#nonfiction2018
#audiobook
#overdrive

gradcat I started this book and life interrupted...thanks for the reminder! I have to get back to it! 9mo
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DarcysMom
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thebluestocking
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Look what came yesterday. I am really looking forward to this one! 🤓

#lmpbc @Ingerella @Whimsical.Curiosity @leslieseidel

Chelsea.Poole I loved this one! 9mo
thebluestocking @Chelsea.Poole I just raced through it and loved it too! ❤️ 9mo
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DarcysMom
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leslieseidel
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#LMPBC #GroupK Just finished this gem in my favorite coffee spot! I will be getting it in the mail today @thebluestocking 🤗 Looking forward to everyone's picks. @Ingerella @Whimsical.Curiosity

saresmoore Oh, hey, I used to go to Subculture all the time! Love it! 10mo
leslieseidel @saresmoore this is the newest one in Jupiter, which makes me happy because the drive to WPB was long just for a cappuccino!! 10mo
saresmoore Oh, I‘m so glad they finally put one in Jupiter! Oceana is good, but they‘ve got nothing on the Subculture vibe. 10mo
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thebluestocking I can‘t wait! I‘ve been wanting to read this one for a while. There‘s a great episode about it on the Literary Disco podcast. 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @leslieseidel mailed your book today! I'm a little late to the post office so I mailed it priority. Should be there Thursday 😍 10mo
leslieseidel @Whimsical.Curiosity Great! Thanks. 9mo
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ElectricKatyLand
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“A Murder and a Memoir” is an apt description. Fascinating, unsettling reflection on child abuse, the death penalty, and reckoning within families.

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leslieseidel
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Hi #GroupK #LMPBC Here are my four choices of books from my mountainous⛰TBR pile. Let me know what you think @Ingerella @thebluestocking @Whimsical.Curiosity

Whimsical.Curiosity Oooh! I've read Girl with all the Gifts. 11mo
leslieseidel @Whimsical.Curiosity Ha Ha. It looks so good and I have heard great things about it. 11mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity @leslieseidel it does! I read the synopsis and was like YES. 🤣 11mo
Ingerella I agree, the fact of a body sounds really good! 11mo
Ingerella P.S. I've read The Girl With All the Gifts too and loved it. It's so good! 11mo
thebluestocking Another great group of picks! I‘m for Fact of a Body too! 11mo
leslieseidel And the winner is......Fact of a Body. @Whimsical.Curiosity @Ingerella @thebluestocking 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @leslieseidel oh yeah!!! Gonna be an awesome read!! 11mo
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tricours
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Pickpick

This wasn‘t quite what i expected, too much conjecture and too personal for my taste when it comes to crime books. I would have preferred two separate books instead of desperate attempts to connect the two stories. Still, I enjoyed it!

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aschermetz
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When your notes for #LMPBC are talking to your fellow group members even though you‘re the third one to read this book. 😂😂😂😂 #groupT @callielafleur @whippoorwill815 @the-flashley

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Elle_Skeldon
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This was an amazing swap! Thank you @JenlovesJT47 for hosting and thank you @Chrissyreadit for all the amazing gifts! I have not read any of these books. Mmmm coffee beans! And I am in love with the smell of the loose leaf tea. The puns were on point too!! Thank you so much! #ITCS #itstrulycriminalswap

JenlovesJT47 Awesome!! 💚💚💚 13mo
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whippoorwill815
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This was an interesting take on the true crime genre as it is part true crime and part memoir. It deals with some pretty heavy subject matter but is well written and fascinating!

I enjoyed having this for #LMPBC as I may have some knowledge about forensic evidence and I got to ramble about these things in the margins. My group members will probably think I‘m a huge nerd. 🤣

#GroupT

callielafleur I can't wait to see your notes! 13mo
aschermetz Seconded!! Can‘t wait to read!!! 13mo
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whippoorwill815
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Hanging out in my boyfriend‘s lair (the basement) with my current #LMPBC book while he plays a computer game. (That‘s how we roll- doing our separate introvert activities in the same location 😂)

I‘ve been working a ton of overtime (with no end in sight) so I am glad to finally be getting some reading time in!

SandyW We roll the same way here too! 😉 13mo
InBooksILive Haha mine plays Fortnite while I read! 13mo
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LitandLeisure
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Day 14: The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich: part memoir part expose' about murderer /pedophile on death row; reads like literary fiction while getting you to think about what it means to have justice served

#31Books #BooksIRecommend

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Minervasbutler
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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The murder takes place in 1992, of a 6-year-old child by pedophile Ricky Langley. The memoir is the writer's own account of her stumbling across and becoming obsessed with the Langley case and slowly coming to terms with another case of child abuse, this one far closer to home. On one level gripping true crime, this one forces the reader to think about wider issues of guilt and responsibility and the corruscating effects of child sexual abuse.

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Rissa1
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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5⭐
These stories were tied together incredibly well. There are triggers in this book so read cautiously. I liked that I was listening and pause is so easy to hit.

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whippoorwill815
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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It‘s here @callielafleur ! I can‘t wait to read this !

#LMPBC #GroupT

callielafleur I'm excited to see what everyone thinks of it! 13mo
the-flashley I‘ve heard such good things about this one. Really looking forward to it! 13mo
aschermetz Y‘all, I can‘t seem to find the email with our mailing order and addresses. Can one of you forward to me? aschermetz@gmail.com. I‘m trying to get my book in the mail tomorrow but am still struggling with getting out of the house during these hazy newborn days! @callielafleur @the-flashley @whippoorwill815 I promise I‘ll be more on time next month! 😐 13mo
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callielafleur @aschermetz I just sent it to you. I think a newborn is a perfectly acceptable excuse!! 😊 13mo
whippoorwill815 Oh good you beat me to it! I was just scrolling back in my email trying to find the original one! @callielafleur @aschermetz 13mo
aschermetz Thanks guys!!! Tomorrow‘s outing is the UPS store to get this out!! @callielafleur @whippoorwill815 13mo
the-flashley @aschermetz Sounds good! And a newborn is definitely a good excuse! Congratulations, by the way! (edited) 13mo
aschermetz Forgot to come back to this, but my book went out to you the other day, @the-flashley! 👌🙌 13mo
the-flashley @aschermetz awesome! I can‘t wait to get it! 13mo
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Rissa1
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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After a long day it is time for an audiobook and bed.

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Lindy
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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A pedophile who murdered a child; a grandfather who molested the author and her sister. Both narratives in this true crime/memoir hybrid encompass difficult subject matter. I had to take breaks from the #audiobook (narrated by the lesbian author). So many facts + contradictory information + a mother who pleads mercy for her son‘s killer + a law student who finds her anti-death penalty stance challenged. Exhausting. Emotionally moving. #LGBTQ

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LegallyBooked
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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I just hit the midway point of this book and I‘m obsessed!!!! Highly recommend! #JulyReads #TheFactOfABody #LazySunday #Bookworm

js0315 This is the best book I've read in 2018. 14mo
EliNeedsMoreShelves It's SO good. 13mo
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