Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Justice Wanted: The Kid in the University Stairwell by Marlene Gentilcore Review.

About the book:
On October 17, 1987, Jack Alan Davis, Jr. disappeared. Five days later, his body was found at the bottom of a campus stairwell. By noon the next day, the county coroner announced he drank too much alcohol, passed out and choked to death on his own vomit--not everyone believed him. 
      This moving and ultimately redemptive book tells the story of Jack, the student who died at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, of the older brother who was determined to find out how Jack died, and of the tireless reporter who devoted herself to finding justice and truth for Jack's family.
      The true story takes readers from idyllic campus scenes haunted by images of his senseless and brutal death, to the coroner's examination room, all while questioning how we treat the dead--and how we treat those who survive. 
      As Marlene Gentilcore tells her readers in the final pages of Justice Wanted, Looking back now, I realize that no matter the outcome of our...courageous quest, we have lived the real American dream of fighting for the promise of a nation based on justice for all.

About the author:

Freelance writer, Marlene Gentilcore earned her Journalism/Pre-Law degree at the University of PIttsburgh; won the Pennsylvania Keystone Press Award for Investigative Reporting and appeared on Unsolved Mysteries. She is currently at work on her next book.

My review:
This was a very sad book and very touching. I could not believe it. I am not giving more away than this as I hate ruining books for others. I totally think this book is worth reading. I recommend for every person who likes books based on crime to go out and get this book asap. 

Stars I give this book:
***** (5 Stars)
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1 comment:

  1. I had goosebumps with this story. I never felt terribly as this on other issues but this one scared me, particularly the fact that one can be choked to death by his own vomit. I mean, I am not that innocent on the harmful causes of getting too much of alcohol but this is certainly alarming.


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