This is one of my favourite audio books so far. Kathryn Casey did thorough research and bought the people involved in the awful events of the book to life. You get to know the family of Jennifer Cave as well as Jennifer herself and the events leading up to the crime.
The way that Jennifer's mother knew something was wrong and how they found her was engrossing because it was true and so shocking. My favourite part of the book was what Jennifer's mother said to Laura Hall in court - finally someone telling her the truth.
The performance was spot-on and kept me involved in the story. Gillian Vance reads with a great rhythm that kept me engaged.
I admired Jennifer's mother and family so much after hearing their story and hope they've been able to find some peace. I can't imagine going through what they have and still behaving with such dignity, integrity and love.
The author painted the characters with honesty, making the awful crime at the center of the book more shocking and real. A really interesting examination of youth crime and punishment follows and I enjoyed the analysis of what followed for the boys who committed the crime and what that really means for them and for us as a society.
The performance was distracting because of over enunciation. Unfortunately, the narration repeatedly took me out of the story. I'm sorry to say that I found it quite grating.
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