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Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption
Benjamin Rachlin

The following book review was submitted by patron Janice Gintzler:

I just finished Ghost of the Innocent Man, by Benjamin Rachlin. In 1988, Mr Willie Grimes, of Hickory, North Carolina, is imprisoned after the real culprit of a rape gets off free and eventually attacks a dozen others.

If there is a moral to the story, it is that any District Attorney, police district, or prosecutor who does not act with justice in mind, and sloppily does not test evidence in a national... More

Reviewed by Andrea
Cylin Busby
The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir

  John Busby's VW beetle was infamous because of all the bullet holes it was riddled with after a life-changing incident. An off-duty copy, John was ambushed and shot in the face while in his car. The harrowing story of one family trying to hold it together, and seeking justice is told in alternating viewpoints. 

  John tells his story of recovery, and wanting revenge, while Cylin gives her persepcitve of a 9 year old on the situation. Fearing for their safety, we get a sense of a... More

Reviewed by Michelle

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