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Could Do Better,
This review is from: The Boy in the Attic: The Chilling, Real-Life Story of a Satanic Murder and the Truth that Haunts (Paperback)
This story about a disturbing and chilling murder of a 7 year old boy by a 16 year old certainly makes the reader question the whys of why this story was kept so quiet. The author suggests that it could have been the time in which it was set and that child murders were very rare. This could well be true - afterall look at how the disappearance and murder of Bernadette Connolly in 1970 was handles or mishandled ! The wall of silence.
However this book is, in my opinion, badly written. It constantly looses momentum by repeating information ad nauseum and also the fluffing out of the book with long explanations about such things as the origin of the ouja board. It seems to me that the book is written in a typical tabloid journal style that requires repetitive information because of the assumption that the reader is incapable of concentrating.
The positive side of the story is that there is a book published about the victim John Horgan. That, at least, tears down the vicious wall of silence.