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True Crime Story

A Novel

by Joseph Knox

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True Crime Story by Joseph Knox
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  • Published in USA  Dec 2021
    400 pages
    Genre: Novels

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  • Carol N. (San Jose, CA)
    I gave it a honest try. . .
    After having read the various book reviews, I was fascinated with Joseph Knox's premise of "True Crime Story." I, too, found it a most unique concept. It was presented in such a way that it made it seem like a true crime. Regrettably this book simply didn't do it for me and I am not sure why. Could it be this style of writing or the lack of interesting characters that is making for this lackluster review? I do know I was hard-pressed to finish this book, finding myself putting it back on the shelf after the first 100 pages, only to pick it up several times to finish it for review.
  • Peggy F. (St. Paul, MN)
    True Crime Story
    I confess I was confused from the moment I picked up the book and saw 'a novel' under the title. I read a lot of books (about 100) a year and I've never felt as manipulated as I did by this author.
    The writing style is interesting, the format easy to read, the twists and turns engaging enough to keep going. However, I was as perplexed at the end as I was throughout the entire book. I constantly had to remind myself 'this is fiction'! Because of this, I guess it's a good book and has accomplished what the author intended.
    I totally missed the hilarity hinted at in the book's description, instead finding the characters, for the most part, pretty pathetic.
  • Robyn N. (Springfield, NJ)
    The struggle is real…
    When I heard what the book True Crime Story A Novel by Joseph Knox was about I thought that it sounded like a very interesting concept. A work of fiction that is presented in a way that makes it seem as if it is true crime. Unfortunately this book fell flat for me. I am not sure if it was the style of writing which was going back and forth between characters with quotes from their individual interviews. It could have been that there is nothing that any of these characters said was even remotely interesting, I really pushed myself to finish this book. I was hoping that the end would make it all worth while. I am sorry to say that it did not.
  • Connie
    Too long and boring
    I don’t know why this author wrote this book in this format. Transcripts by different students who just met? The plot is flimsy with not much substance and repetitious. Not one of these characters is likable and I cared about none of them. It a very boring book. I kept reading because I was reviewing. I did skip ahead. I can’t recommend this book; even the ending fell flat.
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