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The Dreams of Ada
The Dreams of Ada | Robert Mayer
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For fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, the true, bewildering story of a young womans disappearance, the nightmare of a small town obsessed with delivering justice, and the bizarre dream of a poor, uneducated man accused of murder. On April 28, 1984, Denice Haraway disappeared from her job at a convenience store on the outskirts of Ada, Oklahoma, and the sleepy town erupted. Tales spread of rape, mutilation, and murder, and the police set out on a relentless mission to bring someone to justice. Six months later, two local menTommy Ward and Karl Fontenotwere arrested and brought to trial, even though they repudiated their confessions, no body had been found, no weapon had been produced, and no eyewitnesses had come forward. The Dreams of Ada is a story of politics and morality, of fear and obsession. It is also a moving, compelling portrait of one small town living through a nightmare. "A riveting true story of a brutal murder in a small town and the tragic errors made in the pursuit of justice." --John Grisham From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Top notch, A+ true crime. A young newlywed college student is working at a convenience store in the evenings to earn college money. It‘s a slow night, so she‘s studying. A few minutes later, a customer walks in, but the building is empty. Who was that he passed on his way in the door? A pretty young girl with a man. Did he just witness a kidnapping and not even realize it? One of my all time favorite true crime books. 5 golden ✨⭐️✨

ClairesReads This sounds really interesting 2y
Kaye Very good ! @ClairesReads 2y
AmyG Oh, I have never read this one! 2y
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Kaye @AmyG Yea, back when I read it, it wasn‘t a very well known book I don‘t think. The crime happened I think in the early 80s. After Grisham‘s NF book came out, they reissued this with the spiffy new cover. I think it used to be all black if I recall correctly. This links in with his book in a way. He mentions this case in his book. 2y
Mdargusch I had no idea there was another litten that loved true crime as much as me! I'm so happy to see your recommendations. 2y
Kaye @Mdargusch Same back to you. 💕 it‘s nice to see there are others in here that like it. I used to read more fiction but have sorta drifted into mostly NF now. I still read fiction if it‘s something that really grabs my attention. 2y
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