Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

While reading this book I sent my sister a note that said “I’m reading a true crime novel. Am I becoming our mother?”

For years I have avoided these books because as a young woman I picked up one of my mom’s books “Fatal Vision” and it haunted me (a sure sign I was too young to read it). I chose this book because it is not only about a series of murders in Alabama, but is about Harper Lee. I have a long fangirl relationship with Lee so any new information about her life still gets my attention.

The book is written in 3 parts and unfortunately the three parts don’t hang together or blend very well. Still, the story is interesting and compelling enough that I finished it in 2 days. Worth reading for those who admire Lee, but be prepared for some indulgent wanderings.

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