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Darkest Night: Two Sisters and the Murder of Innocence in a Small Town

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2008

    I grow up with this crime

    I grow up with this crime in the back of my mind. My Grandmother worked for the sheriff's office at the time of this murder, I had heard the facts of this case for years, it had a hunting that wouldn't go a way. My sister & I were always aware of what could happen when you go any where by your selfs. This book captured the the story the way it happened.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2008

    REAL true-crime fans won't want to miss 'The Darkest Night'!

    When 'The Darkest Night' first came out in hardcover last year (its title was 'Fall') I was astonished at how beautifully Ron Franscell had blended literary flourishes with hard-nosed true-crime reporting. I said then that this one is the first modern true crimes I have read that actually reaches back all the way to Capote's 'In Cold Blood' to tell story that goes beyond the blood splatters and court papers. I still think all of that, and after a year, I am still thinking about this story. If ever there was a movie to be made from a true crime story, this is it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    A reviewer

    I read this book in its hardcover edition and had the opportunity to meet the author. The book is excellent, well-written and will appeal to all lovers of true crime. Here in Wyoming, people remember this crime and still talk about it. Franschell tells the story without romanticizing the killers and shows the vulnerability of the victims. It is especially strong in showing how a crime ripples out into the community.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Heart-wrenching

    This is a very tragic true story about two sisters whose grocery shopping errand turned into a nightmare leaving one sister dead and the other violated, broken, and destroyed (inside and out). The surviving sister tries to cope with life while dealing with survivor's guilt. Ultimately, she succumbs to suicide at the same bridge which her sister was thrown over and killed. Such a sad story. A reminder to women to be very careful who you trust and be prepared to defend yourself in the event of an attack.

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  • Posted September 22, 2013

    I think this book is going to stay with me forever, I can't imag

    I think this book is going to stay with me forever, I can't imagine having this happen to my neighbors and then later to write with such compassion. My hat is off to Ron Franscell,I now have another name on my fave author list...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

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     Very captivating read. My heart goes out to Becky and her poor

     Very captivating read. My heart goes out to Becky and her poor sister Amy. I can't imagine what Becky endured at the time of this horrific crime or how she deals with it to this day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    I lived in Casper and was 13 yrs old when this happened and hav

    I lived in Casper and was 13 yrs old when this happened and have never forgotten. It shocked the community because things like this didn't happen in Casper. I can't wait to get this book and read it. I have heard that Ron did a great job and told it as it actually happened.

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