A FALSE REPORT : A TRUE STORY OF RAPE IN AMERICA / T. Christian Miller

If you enjoyed Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, you might also like this book.  A False Report details the journey of teenager Marie from Seattle, who tells the police about a man who broke into her apartment and raped her.  Over the course of just a few days, her accusations are thrown into doubt by family members, friends and the police, forcing her finally to retract her story, where upon she is charged with false accusation.  Not long thereafter, similar rapes are reported in Denver, indicating that perhaps Marie wasn’t lying after all.  Now there is a serial rapist on the loose.  A False Report reads like true crime, but it’s really about the reality of how sexual assault is investigated today, including a look back on the long history of rape victims not being believed.     Deb  8/3/2018

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