The New York Timesâ€“bestselling authorâ€™s pioneering true crime classic: Itâ€™s â€śTruman Capoteâ€™s In Cold Blood turned inside outâ€ť (Newsweek).
During an armed robbery in 1974, five hostages were held in the basement of a small home-audio store in Ogden, Utah, by a group of enlisted US Air Force airmen stationed at a nearby base. The victimsâ€”including wife and mother Carol Naisbittâ€”were brutally tortured, shot in the head, and left for dead. Yet somehow, Carolâ€™s sixteen-year-old son made it out aliveâ€”and â€śthe emotional strain his family underwent during his year-long hospitalization, is the heart of Kinderâ€™s storyâ€ť (Kirkus Reviews).
In Victim, the first true crime book to go beyond the headlines and tell story of love, loss, courage, and survival, â€śthe crime in question becomes not merely something that happened to somebody else somewhere else, but rather an event that touches us all firsthand and very deeply.â€ť A compelling and tragic look at how lives can be changed forever by a random act of violence, it remains one of the most influential books in the victimsâ€™ rights movement and has become required reading for trainees at the FBI Academy at Quantico (Boston Herald).