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Hooked on Maggie Nelson
Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2017
Wow! Murder mind is a phrase I will not ever forget after reading all about the aunt of Maggie Nelson thought at first to be killed along with others in the 1969-1970 Michigan Murders. Unfortunately for her Aunt Jane and the rest of the family there was no closure in the case until 35 years after Jane's death.
Maggie was about to release a poetic, journal, type memoir of the Aunt she never knew and go on a book tour when the old Sheriff called and said they found the killer and the trial would be next week !
Once more the family would have to go through the horrors of a brutal murder trial . Maggie Nelson does an excellent job writing about the feelings that go through her mind and she tries very hard to place you right in the middle of the conflicting family relationships that such stress asituation I could never imagine could happen . She writes clearly , precisely and sometimes bluntly about all of the details in the case which is definitely a difficult situation with which to pressure yourself to write so objectively as it seems Maggie Nelson holds it together. This was the first book about the details of her own research into the murder . She did go on to publish a memoir from some journals , poems and added poetry and comments about the way Maggie and her family felt throughout the whole ordeal. Maggie is also well known for writing Jason and the Argonauts!