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thereadingowlvina
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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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! 4w
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
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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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. 1mo
MamaGina This was SO good, such an important topic and the acting was amazing! 🤓 1mo
Bookish_B I cried through it too. It was so good. 1mo
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charl08 My library has a copy, I'll have a look for it. 1mo
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. 1mo
AlaMich The Netflix series was excellent! 1mo
Mitch @MamaGina @librarianryan - it really was stunning - all the women were amazing, truly.. 4w
Mitch @Bookish_B Me too! 4w
Mitch @AlaMich Best hing ive seen for a long long time 4w
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Jadams1776
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I‘m a little lost on this one. Catherine has a brain tumor that should have ended her life, but she has somehow outlived her expiration date. She also has no memory of her former assistant, and he has very little of his time with her. +6 for #TeamStoker #scarathlon #24B4Monday

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Hazel0303
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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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
False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | Ken Armstrong, T Christian Miller
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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
False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | Ken Armstrong, T Christian Miller
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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
False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | Ken Armstrong, T Christian Miller

“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
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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This story is insane.

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Butterflyamore
False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | Ken Armstrong, T Christian Miller
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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.

Butterflyamore
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
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America | T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
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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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