Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Skeleton Crew

The Skeleton Crew
How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases
Deborah Halber
Hundreds and hundreds of cases go unsolved every year. The police are often overwhelmed with cases or don't have the time and resources to match nameless bodies with an identity. So amateur sleuths are turning to the internet and sometimes old fashioned leg work to match names to the victims. 

I've always been fascinated by forensics, crime solving, and anything relating to the medical field. So I was sure this book would be a hit. The author has done some amazing research. The concept is fascinating. But somehow the two didn't come together to make an interesting book. It took a while to get through the book because I had to keep going back to find out who the author was referring to. The characters melted together with the victims to leave me completely confused at times. I would have preferred a more storied approach with each story explaining how the case was solved instead of the stories and ideas getting all mixed up together.

I received this book free of charge from Jane Wesman Public Relations in exchange for my honest review.

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