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The Third Rainbow Girl

The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

by Emma Copley Eisenberg

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The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
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    Jan 2020, 336 pages
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    Jan 19, 2021, 336 pages

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A frightening investigation into a brutal double murder in West Virginia and its lingering impact on the isolated community that experienced it.

More than 250,000 unsolved murder cases have amassed in the United States since 1980, according to the Christian Science Monitor. These crimes, known as cold cases, are investigations destined to languish in uncertainty due to a lack of evidence and witness testimony. Besides causing emotional anguish for the victims' loved ones, cold cases can also create ripples of distrust and anxiety among communities. It is these lasting effects that Emma Copley Eisenberg endeavors to analyze in The Third Rainbow Girl. The book is the culmination of Eisenberg's five years of research on the unsolved murder of two young women in West Virginia during the summer of 1980. Through illuminating facts and hard-hitting personal accounts, Eisenberg crafts a compelling narrative that turns a forgotten incident into something relevant and timely.

To immerse herself in the case's history, Eisenberg conducted...

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