A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Harry Lane is Innocent by J. Scaddon

Harry Lane is Innocent by J. Scaddon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published September 10th 2015
Source: Kindle freebie

Oh my, an intense, emotional read. The last pages were almost unbearable to read. Time was running out, my heart was pounding and I was afraid to find out how the book might end. Very well written! The book starts off with a frightening scene and then turns towards a plot that has been done before but the author makes it his own. A mentally challenged man in the wrong place at the wrong time is charged with a murder he didn't commit and the police easily manipulate a confession out of him. Set in late 1940s London, England, this is a powerfully emotional tale of the innocence of the mentally child-like and the man-made justice system that is, and always will be, flawed. Sad and compelling.

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