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Bright Young Women: A Novel By Jessica Knoll Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501153228
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - September 19th, 2023

I read this, chewing on my white knuckles, at an absolute gallop. Bright Young Women is a victim-centered, fictionalized account of the aftermath, investigations, and prosecution of one of our country's most notorious serial killers. You'll likely know who it's based on, though the author never explicitly says it. The narrators never say his name either, an intentional and powerful choice. I was left with the feeling that the women in this story, the ones who lived, could change the world. That the mundanity of it's nameless villain lies side by side with that of the well meaning but hapless police detectives who refused to give credence to the word of an eyewitness because she was a young woman.