A true crime writer walks a tightrope. Brutal crimes may be sensational, but most of all they are traumatic. The writer must balance facts of the crime about the perpetrator, the witnesses, law enforcement, the judicial, and the survivors. It is not easy to research this material and to sort through events to try to determine what is fact and what has been distorted either through time or one’s own perspective. Perpetrators should be held accountable. Witnesses, law enforcement, attorneys, and judges need to be recognized for their strengths and their weakness without throwing them under the bus.
It is the writer’s hope that a better understanding of events is illuminated. Besides the evil justice served deserves the spotlight. It is not the author’s place to bring closure, because closure means something different to everyone. Perhaps with heinous crimes closure never truly happens.
Readers call HIDDEN DEMONS: Evil Visits A Small New England Town by Margery B. Metzger:
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