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A False Report
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth. On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle, Washington, and raped her. Within days police and even those closest to Marie became suspicious of her story: details of the crime didn't seem plausible and her foster mother thought she sounded as though she were reciting a Law & Order episode. The police swiftly pivoted and began investigating Marie. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a liea bid for attention. Police charged Marie with false reporting. One of Maries best friends created a web page branding her a liar. More than two years later, Colorado detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to investigate a case of sexual assault. Describing the crime to her husband that nightthe attacker's calm and practiced demeanor, which led the victim to surmise "he's done this before"Galbraith learned that the case bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. She joined forces with the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and the two soon realized they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop. Through meticulous police work the detectives would eventually connect the rapist to other attacks in Coloradoand beyond. Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with the principals, An Unbelievable Story is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice, unveiling the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated todayand the long history of skepticism toward rape victims.
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thereadingowlvina
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Heartbreaking, infuriating, disturbing & shocking miscarriage of justice on a rape case. Unbelievable is the right word. And yes, this is the story on Netflix's miniseries, Unbelievable.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3031738845

#unbelievable #netflixminiseries

Mitch Agreed - it was all those emotions to the max! 3w
LoverOfLearning Fantastic and much needed book! I was honestly surprised that someone else read it and admitted that they read it. I work as a sexual assault advocate and I went to a conference in Chicago in 2017 where I met these authors. I have a signed copy of their book! Have you seen the Nexflix show called Unbelievable? It's based on the research of this book. I loved the show, I just hope Netflix gave credit to these two authors. 2w
thereadingowlvina @LoverOfLearning No, I have not watch the miniseries yet. I'm afraid it'll be too emotional for me because I had a hard time reading the book. The miscarriage of justice was appalling! Yes, I agree with you that it is a much needed book & I think everyone should read it 🙂 2w
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thereadingowlvina @LoverOfLearning And it's so cool you get to meet these authors! Uncovering hard truth like this case and writing about it is not an easy task. So kudos on them! 😁👍 2w
LoverOfLearning @thereadingowlvina Yes it was a very hard book to read. The show was absolutely gut-wrenching at times, I have to admit. But the filmmakers show cases the different trauma types of trauma so beautifully and accurately. I'm glad the world is viewing the show because it is eye-opening and people need to start caring more about trauma and sexual assault and the survivors who come out of it. 2w
thereadingowlvina @LoverOfLearning Yes, I agree that more care, empathy and understanding should be shown towards the survivors. I'm glad that the book did not focus heavily on Marc O'Leary but Marie and other survivors. I really appreciate that the authors did that. 2w
LoverOfLearning I absolutely agree. Glad to find another advocate among our society! 2w
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Mitch
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I'm so glad this story is being told. I cried through most of it - and am humbled by the resilience of Marie Adler. I listened to the This American Life story and Netflix did such a good job with this story. #powerfulwomen

LibrarianRyan This was so good. 4w
MamaGina This was SO good, such an important topic and the acting was amazing! 🤓 4w
Bookish_B I cried through it too. It was so good. 4w
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charl08 My library has a copy, I'll have a look for it. 4w
Hooked_on_books It‘s such a good book. And I‘m glad it‘s told by men. Until there‘s buy-in from men about the rarity of false reporting, we won‘t get anywhere. 4w
AlaMich The Netflix series was excellent! 4w
Mitch @MamaGina @librarianryan - it really was stunning - all the women were amazing, truly.. 3w
Mitch @Bookish_B Me too! 3w
Mitch @AlaMich Best hing ive seen for a long long time 3w
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Hazel0303
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This was a fabulously, well reported story. It was also a really upsetting read, but I think there is a lot of good that comes out of it (changes in procedures/investigation techniques, etc.)

It isn't my most eloquent review, but I think I'm just spent. It can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2982892279

Butterflyamore I read this when it was published under a different title and thought it was an excellent book. 2mo
Hazel0303 @Butterflyamore The title I had was The False Report, but everything keeps defaulting to Unbreakable so I thought I would use the picture most associate with it now. It really was incredible. I think my next True Crime read is going to be American Predator. 2mo
Butterflyamore @Hazel0303 Oh, I see now that the tagged book is A False Report! I just noticed the picture initially. I saw this new cover at Walmart the other day and I was briefly excited, thinking they‘d written another book together. Then I realized it was the same book. I haven‘t read American Predator but I‘ll be interested in seeing what you think of it. 2mo
Hazel0303 @Butterflyamore I know what you mean! I hadn't heard of the book until the series so the Netflix cover is the first time I saw it and made me want to read it. Hope you are enjoying your current read! 2mo
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WellReadCatLady
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Ugh hard to watch just like it was hard to read. The show jumps around a bit and changes things up tho

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Butterflyamore
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Well-researched and informative. I appreciated the authors‘ brutal attempt to give a voice to this horrific injustice; to tell Marie‘s story along with that of the other victims of the serial rapist, Marc O‘Leary.

See my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/267829347310679?sfns=mo

Since this book is a library discard, I‘m counting it for #loveyourlibrarian #springintoreading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

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Butterflyamore
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“In Madison, Wisconsin, a legally blind woman, known as Patty, reported being raped at knifepoint in 1996. But the police didn‘t think she acted like a rape victim should...”

“He (the lead detective) confronted Patty about her history of depression and use of Prozac, and questioned just how blind she was.”

“In 2004, a convicted sex offender was tried and found guilty of Patty‘s rape.”

Butterflyamore
This is real. This is not fiction. This is ridiculous. This is disgusting. What else can I really say? You can see how absurd it is. But it is the horrific reality for so many victims.
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wanderinglynn And it continues to happen every day. Victims treated as guilty, not believed, even incarcerated for filing “false” reports. PDs downgrading the crime or not investigating. It‘s a sad statement of our so-called justice system. 8mo
Butterflyamore @wanderinglynn I know. It‘s just so upsetting. I don‘t think I‘ve ever yelled this much at a book. And it‘s not the book‘s fault. It‘s just the information it provides. It‘s so infuriating. 8mo
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Kathrin
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This story is insane.

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Butterflyamore
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Trigger Warning: Child molestation

I‘ll put my thoughts in the comments with a spoiler tag. Read only if you are okay doing so.

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This is a case of child molestation. The teen was found guilty and families in the neighborhood blamed the detective for this. Not the teen who was found guilty. The cop.

This isn‘t surprising. This isn‘t a new thing. When people don‘t want to see the truth, the find someone else to blame. Often enough, it‘s the victim, which may have happened here as well, but it sounds like the detective took the brunt of it.
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candority I‘m not familiar with the book or the case, but that is ridiculous 😡 the only person to blame is the perpetrator. 8mo
Butterflyamore @candority Oh, I agree but this exemplifies one of the major social issues we have. They don‘t believe that he actually did anything. That‘s why the blame someone else for simply ruining his bright future. They contort the truth and make it seem like the perp has been victimized. It‘s all too common. 😥 8mo
candority It really is 😔 8mo
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Kathrin
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Enjoying the outdoor space at my local airport while waiting for the flight and reading.

Crazeedi Safe travels! 8mo
Hooked_on_books What a lovely spot! 8mo
Kathrin @Crazeedi Thank you! I made it Mexico 🇲🇽 8mo
Kathrin @Hooked_on_books I know! It‘s so unusual for airports to have outdoor space and this one is just so pretty and then the weather was gorgeous today. 8mo
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Butterflyamore
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I feel empathy for the teen who was pressured into stating that her story was a lie. She was then charged for filing a false report! Until the truth was discovered, she faced further humiliation.

Can you imagine being called a liar after such a traumatic violation? Can you imagine having to live with that & not being able to seek help?

Sadly, I know as I ask these questions that there is a possibility that you can, indeed, imagine it. #believe

ElizaMarie I loved this book. It was so intense but very well written 8mo
LitLogophile Loved this one 8mo
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Butterflyamore I ran out of characters and forgot to mention that this is one of my upcoming reads and I am genuinely looking forward to what it has to say. Such an important book! 8mo
vkois88 That's so awful. I hate the way our system is set up 8mo
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Lea
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I am a sensitive reader and this is well written as to describe the actions of the rapist while being sensitive to the horrific trauma of the rapes. This is literally my worst nightmare. This is why victims and survives do not come forward. This is recent. The authors (both male) did their research and worked with a lot of women to get the story right. Being narrated by a woman benefited the story.
#readharderchallenge - journalist #librarybook

MarriedtoMrT I thought this was wonderful as hard as it was to read. 10mo
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Kalalalatja
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My God, this is an awful tale - but a great book! I can‘t believe how easy it is to think a woman reporting a rape must be lying, and how hard it is to get over not being believed.

While this book deals with a heavy subject, it also shows how great police and detectives can be when they actually believe their victims, and are willing to cooperate. More of that please!

MyNamesParadise I listened to this book last year and oh my it is so infuriating!! 10mo
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Lea
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On my (mostly) daily walk, listening about rape, had me checking over my shoulder even more than normal. #audiowalk #LitsyWalkers

DarcysMom Great picture - it looks a little lonely, especially considering what you were listening to. 10mo
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Kalalalatja
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At the moment, #ImHere on my couch with a good, but infuriating and tough read, and with my favourite view in the world. I‘m feeling pretty good 👌

#MusicalNewYear

Leftcoastzen That looks like a very good place to be!Bookish paradise! 10mo
Cinfhen That is a perfect view ❤️ 10mo
Reviewsbylola Um I‘m super jealous. Your shelves are just so fantastic. 10mo
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Suet624 Gorgeous. 10mo
BookBabe Beautiful! 10mo
vivastory Serious shelf envy! 10mo
BiblioLitten Sigh 😍😍 10mo
Kalalalatja @Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @Suet624 @BookBabe @vivastory @BiblioLitten thanks all! I‘m pretty fond of my shelves as well ☺️😉 10mo
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Kalalalatja
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My #24in48 books (missing my audiobook). I kept it pretty short with most of them which worked really well for me. Apart from my one DNF, I really liked all the books, and I enjoyed the readathon a lot! 🙌

erzascarletbookgasm 👏 great achievement! 10mo
TrishB Awesome 👍🏻 10mo
AmyG Wow. Good job. 10mo
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LMJenkins Good job! 📚⭐️✔️ 10mo
Marina_h 👍 Good job! 10mo
saresmoore Excellent! 10mo
MStew I wanna read almost love so bad! 10mo
Heatherfeather I need to read McGuire 10mo
Librarybelle Very nice! 10mo
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Kalalalatja
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I have been on reading break for the last couple of hours to watch the final of the Handball World Cup, and Denmark won! 🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰

Now I‘m ready to start what will be my last book of #24in48 readathon. I‘m only around 2 hours short of the 24 hour mark, so I‘m pretty sure I‘ll make it. 👍 and because my last read wasn‘t bleak enough, I‘m going to start this book, which I know will make me mad.

mreads Oh yes you will definitely be mad. 🙁 10mo
AnneCecilie Gratulerer. Det beste laget vant, men neste gang blir resultatet annerledes. 10mo
ferskner 🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉 10mo
ferskner (I love how this is such a big deal in Denmark, and the sport is totally unknown in the US. It feels like a fun secret!) 10mo
Kalalalatja @AnneCecilie tak! Vi må bare vente og se ? @ferskner haha true! But it is one of the only sports Denmark id actually good at, so it is such a big deal here ?? 10mo
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JenReadsAlot
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This was really difficult to listen to at times - pretty detailed about some of the rapes. I also think it is an important book to read... #audio

mreads One of the best nonfiction books I read last year. Though written by two men I thought the rape descriptions were respectful. Glad that their reporting got the a Pulitzer for journalism. 11mo
MarriedtoMrT @mreads Same. Necessary and hard but such a good book. 11mo
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swishandflick
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Wow. Certainly not an easy subject matter, but absolutely riveting. Well researched and well narrated. I highly recommend! #audiobook #nonfiction

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EmmaMae
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A heavy, hard, important read. This topic is so timely. Systems must make changes as they continue to break and be broken. #bookclubreads

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Jas16
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This was a really well written and interesting account of a serial rapist, his victims ( one of whom is charged with false reporting), and the police investigators working to catch him. It also provides a look at the history of disbelieving rape victims. Of course this is not an easy read or even close to one but I would definitely recommend it.

Sace Stacked! 1y
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Victoriahoperose
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This is a great example of well researched and well written nonfiction about a tough topic. True crime rarely centers around rape unless it is a part of a murder, etc. This really focuses on a serial rapist and his crimes. The book follows some of his victims and their stories. The authors do a great job of showing an imperfect system combined with the hard topic of false reporting of rape. Well researched and excellent writing! #goodreadsgiveaway

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JHgotham
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Just made detective so I‘m reading this book to help with being a better and more empathetic officer and to learn from their mistakes. Heavy subject matter so a beer must accompany. Thanks to my mom for the gift 🎁

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hwestfall
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I can only read this book in the morning. It's pretty fascinating but scares me a bit.

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cariashley
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Very well researched and presented. It‘s not an easy subject obviously, but a really insightful look into the evolution of the criminal justice process. I liked the audiobook narration too.

MarriedtoMrT I agree. A top read for me this year. 1y
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TiredLibrarian
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Hooray for your milestone, @Morr_Books - and thanks for offering this awesome giveaway! The tagged book has been on my Litsy TBR the longest (a happy book!)

#MorrGiveaway

jillrhudy I just brought Love and Ruin home from work. 😀 (edited) 1y
Morr_Books @TiredLibrarian Nice!👍 Thanks for entering! 1y
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TheBookDream
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Started this book at 8 PM, finished around 3 AM. That‘s probably all I need to say.

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MyNamesParadise
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What a phenomenal book! As scary as it is, it is crucial to understanding how rape & its victims are viewed in this country & what we can do to combat rape culture. Parts of the book being from the rapists point of view, provide a unique perspective into the mind of those who seem to have the natural inclination to rape & how there isn‘t a safe place for offenders to go to seek preventative help if they know they‘re having unhealthy fantasies.

Samplergal It‘s on my list. I‘m hesitant to read because I was date raped in 1977. I never dreamt to report it. He was a family member of Ted Turner. Yes. That one. So reporting was out of the question. #meToo 2y
MyNamesParadise @Samplergal I‘m so sorry that happened! ☹️ This book would definitely trigger you I think because this book while fascinating, was terrifying, at least to me. :/ to know there are ppl out there who (not only date rape) but in the case of this rapist started having these violent fantasies at the age of 5, it‘s unsettling to say the least. 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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This is great, well researched and very well written. Essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about rape culture and how the justice system has historically failed rape victims, and continues to.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve got this on my GR TBR. Sounds good! 2y
MarriedtoMrT I loved this one (as much as you can use that word for this topic). 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#ReadingResolutions #CurrentBookQuote

Not a cheerful quote-but it's the book I'm reading tonight to finish it. It's not a spoiler because the profile blurb says that an 18-year-old from Washington reports a rape & with the police disbelieving, she recants & is charged false reporting. In Colorado a rape is investigated & a serial rapist identified that proves Marie's account. This book is excellent but the subject so frustrating & disturbing.😡😣

Hooked_on_books It‘s a terrific book. And I fully agree—so frustrating! But I‘m really glad that this type of situation, not believing rape victims, is being talked about. 2y
Jess7 Ohh this is on my TBR radar! I want to read this one! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Tonight's dinner and book. This is one of those 'needs to be used' up dinners. I seasoned some local fish (monchong) I needed to cook with curry & other spices & cooked it in some of the lemon-garlic oil I made this weekend, then threw the leftover peas in the same pan to warm them up. Then I served it with brown jasmine rice, topped with tamed pickled jalapeños just because I'm addicted. ?It was really good. This book is really good too.

Leftcoastzen Looks tummy! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Tonight's book and snack. The topic of this one is tough--rape and the way sexual assaults are investigated, but it is really interesting and well-written. It seems like there are so many great non-fiction books lately.

MarriedtoMrT Yes! I loved this book. 2y
SamHeartCoffee Looks heavy. And I hear you on the non-fiction front! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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I couldn't seem to settle on a book tonight--I tried three before this one. It's good so far but I don't know how much longer I can stay awake. Also, I may be eating my feelings with this caramel-pretzel Klondike bar... 😋

Cinfhen That sounds heavenly!!!! 2y
BethFishReads Now *I* want ice cream! 2y
tpixie Klondike ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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Cinfhen Hey... checking in...are u ok?!? I see lava flowing down residential streets on TV😱😱😱😱 2y
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen Hey, yes it's on The Bug Island so at this point not a threat here. They've evacuated a couple thousand people there in the communities around it. Scary to see on the news though. Thanks for checking on me. 😘❤️❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Oh good!!! I was worried about you and especially your asthma 2y
Cinfhen And Max too!!!! 2y
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen Yeah, so far it isn't an issue so hopefully it won't be. 🙏🏻 Max and I appreciate your concern! 😽❤️ 2y
Jinjer Caramel. Pretzel!!!!!!😳 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#ReadingResolutions #MayTBR

I shouldn't call this pic of all of these books my May #TBR as we all know I'll never get them all read & it doesn't include my Kindle & 4 #ARCs on there, audiobooks & 2 books for May book tour reviews that haven't arrived yet.😬Some of these I've started & I'm hoping to get them finished & I will finish the review books on the left. Well, at least my inner moody reader has choices!

The 🐔🐔🐔🐔are laughing at me...🤣

erzascarletbookgasm Those 🐔 are so cute! 2y
BookishTrish I really want to read 2y
emilyhaldi Lol, good luck!! 🙏🏻 2y
mrozzz Oooh looks good! 2y
Mdargusch I love your photo! Good luck! 👍🏼 2y
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mrozzz
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Obvious triggers for sexual assault galore, but if you can stomach it— wow. Quite an in-depth true crime detailing the lives of serial rapist Mark O‘Leary and his victims. Along the way the authors touch on how high the numbers are for falsely reported rapes and how history plays into the bias of investigators. I had a hard time putting this down. The telling is so well done as the narrative weaves between cases and character histories.

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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 13: a book of true crime

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crazyspine
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first heard about Marie 's story from the
Heartbreaking ProPublica story, and I often wondered about her and how she was doing, so I was glad to see that this had been made. A False Report is not an easy read, especially when the narration focuses on Marc. I wish this was not a relevant read, but it obviously is. The authors did a good job balancing a non-biased almost scientific tone while still humanizing all parties involved.

BookBridget Stacked 2y
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WellReadCatLady
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Rechecked it out and finally reading it.

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mab-solenne
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"The man who had authored the Declaration of Independence was writing to the man who would author the Bill of Rights--to warn of the woman scorned, crying rape."

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mrozzz
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✨HEADS UP✨

There is another great sale on Audible. Picked up 4 of these for less than $10. It‘s definitely a good time to examine your wishlist... sale on through the 15th. 🤓

mrozzz I think I will too! @LitLogophile had to get it. 2y
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mrozzz @jillrhudy right? I love when the author narrates the audiobook. 2y
jillrhudy @mrozzz especially a memoir! 2y
mrozzz Exactly 😊 @jillrhudy 2y
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alisonrose
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It's hard to say "You should read this" b/c it's painful, difficult, & potentially very triggering for some. But damn, I'm so glad it was written and that it might make some people think differently about who they deem worthy of believing and their garbage ideas about victims and women in general. Very thorough and straightforward, and shines a crucial light. I wish it went more into WHY disbelief is so widespread. But still strong. 4/5 ⭐️

RaimeyGallant Wow. I'm in. 2y
alisonrose @RaimeyGallant It's really good. Just know that it is tough to get through at times 2y
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Sometimes trauma doesn't look the way you think it should.

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It makes my blood boil when people use any situation in which a rape report doesn't lead to a conviction as a "false report." It's willfully ignorant bullshit, and it shows just how little one cares about victims or even understands the crime and aftermath of sexual assault.

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alisonrose
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Just a little light evening reading!!!!! I read the investigative pieces at ProPublica that this book grew from and was enraged by the subject but grateful for the work the authors did. Interested to read further details on it. #nowreading

alisonrose @Sweettartlaura I haven't - have heard mixed things about it. Have you read it? What did you think? 2y
Sweettartlaura I read it. It‘s excellent... but very difficult subject matter. You have to be ready to be angry, hopeless, every negative feeling you can feel when discussing sexual assault. And still it‘s worth it. 2y
alisonrose @Sweettartlaura I'm feeling all those things now with this one. I do think I want to read Missoula but probably will give it some time after this one 😞 2y
Sweettartlaura Yeah, you probably should. 2y
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HighLadyoftheStacks
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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Such a good book! I listened to the story done by This American Life when it first aired and I‘m so glad I was able to read this book. It is horrific in so many ways, but gives me hope for the future. We must do better by rape and sexual assault survivors.

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abbylibrarian
False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | Ken Armstrong, T Christian Miller
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Did you know that the Playboy Foundation funded the development of the first rape kits, instrumental in improving conviction rates for sex crimes? 🧐 #truecrime #amreading #howiereads

PrezBookster That‘s interesting 2y
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HighLadyoftheStacks
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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@Kaye I sent this yesterday and forgot to post! Headed to you!

Kaye Thanks very much for letting me know. I‘ll make note of it on my list. I always note when people mail them so I‘m watching for them to arrive. 🌷 2y
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Christine
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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Dang, this was so good. Disturbing and frustrating topic, of course, but very well written. Lots of data and analysis of rape reporting and investigation delivered via a riveting true crime story.

mrozzz Did you have the audiobook? 2y
Christine @mrozzz Yes! LOVED Hillary Huber‘s narration. 2y
Mirandareads I‘ve been telling everyone about this one. It is very well done! 2y
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mrozzz Awesome! I know what to do with this month‘s Audible credit 😁 2y
Christine @Mirandareads It is! Definitely exceeded my expectations. 2y
Christine @mrozzz Yay! Hope you love it! 2y
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A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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Two books that I have had checked out from the library for 6 weeks and never even cracked them open. Sigh 😔 time to return them and hopefully check them out when I have time to read them. If I don‘t forget or get distracted by other books.

MarriedtoMrT A False Report is so good but I also think you probably have to be in the right mood for it. 2y
WellReadCatLady @MarriedtoMrT good to know! I‘ve been reading a lot of dark books and true crime documentaries, will read some fluff before reading A False Report 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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If you can handle the topic, I highly encourage you to read this book. It is extremely accessible on such an important topic. The authors did a fabulous job of reporting the good, the bad, and the downright sinister while putting it in the perspective of the history of the treatment of rape survivors.

I‘ve posted things under spoiler tags more so I didn‘t trigger but I hope people will check them out.

Hot take, start and end with compassion.

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This whole passage makes me FURIOUS! There was so much evidence in this case. So much! A gold mine, including graphic pictures and yet the prosecutor still felt the need for more. Why? Because “the skepticism attached to rape victims made a trial no easy thing.”

Multiple women in different counties, different ages, different backgrounds with same story of what happened to them by a predator and still there would be doubt. 🤬

GondorGirl 😡 2y
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