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This Book is True Crime at Its Worst.
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2015
I hate to say, "I love it" for such a tragic story as this one. It is a cliche for one to say they found the book hard to put down but such was the case with this book. Author Jeannine Cummins relates the story of her bother and their two cousins when the Cummins' family visited their relatives in St. Louis, Missouri. I need not relate the tragedy here as several reviewers has already done that. Suffice it to say the cruelty individuals can do to others knows no bounds whatsoever. The 1924 case of Leopold and Loeb murdering Bobby Franks was solved due to a pair of glasses. The case in this book was solved due to a flashlight in addition to the survival of Tom Cummins.
After all the heartache and difficulties that Tom Cummins had to endure to survive this ordeal the punishment from the St. Louis police department was inexcusable. Anything to "solve" a case never mind whether we have the correct individual/s or not.
The book contains photos of the Cummins and Kerry family in addition to photos of the Chain of Rocks Bridges north of St. Louis. If you want to find photos of the sickos who are responsible for this heinous crime you'll have to go to the internet. I can certainly understand author Jeanine Cummins not wanting to contaminate her book by placing photos of these individuals in her book.
This book is true crime at its worst. My sincere sympathy to both the Cummins and Kerry family for what they have had to endure.