Summer Reading - Book 5
Title: Green River, Running Red
Author: Ann Rule
This was one of the hardest books to read - not because it was a slow book - but because it just tore at you and you felt for everyone of these women that were killed. Rule has a way of letting you into each victim's life and you get to see how these women grew up and what their lives were like and how they lived and earned their money on the streets.
It is the story of the Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer - who was caught after twenty-one years. He was charged with 48 murders - making him America's deadliest serial murder. In the end, Ridgway was given 48 consecutive life sentences instead of the death penalty because he plea bargained and helped police find the bodies of his victims.
This book recounts the work of the Green River Task Force as it dealt with both finding the bodies, helping the struggling families that were left behind, and finally catching Ridgway.
I would recommend this book as Ann Rule is an excellent true crime writer who doesn't skimp on the details.