Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her eighteen-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. But they were anything but Good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived. The other did not.
Years later, author and journalist Ron Franscell—who lived in Casper at the time of the crime, and was a friend to Amy and Becky—can't forget Wyoming's most shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Neither could Becky, the surviving sister. The two men who violated her and Amy were sentenced to life in prison, but the demons of her past kept haunting Becky…until she met her fate years later at the same bridge where she'd lost her sister.
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The Darkest Night ((AKA “Fall”) by Ron Franscell
This book is thoughtful, honest, lyrical, readable & compelling. There’s an excerpt of a book written by one of the killers that is poorly written & hard to read, but stick with it because you’ll be rewarded at the end. The book is not gory of frightening, but rather a compassionate examination of the effects of these crimes on the victims, friends, families, neighbors & town. This is one of the best True Crime books I have ever read! Enjoy!
...and left me with much wishful thinking. Wish one can turn back time, talk to Becky, and have a moment with the wrong doers to teach them a little lesson.
One of the best true crime books I've read!
After I read this, I made my mom download it too. It will stay with you a long time.