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Doesn't do 'what it says on the tin.'
on 11 March 2011
The product decription poses several questions, which led me to believe they would be answered in the book. "What is it like to wait on Death row for years, can you build relationships in that harsh environment?" Apart from the introduction,which posed more questions,the book failed to answer any of these questions,or even attempt to address these issues.
Instead we are given the 'cold' facts that have been recounted in numerous books(he must have read'Serial Killers'by William Murray) not always accurately;in the Timothy McVeigh chapter he at first relates him spending the rest of his days in a Federal Institution and subsequently how he was executed.
Reading the book hoping to gain some insight into the mind of those sentenced to death(specifically the innocent),I was none the wiser after I had read it. I felt that a precis of each case leading up to their death sentence would have been sufficient, and more research done into the suffering(or otherwise) and conditions of death row inmates that the title and pre-amble suggested.
All in all,it did not do what it said on the tin.