The Death of Donna Whalen

by Michael Winter | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 067006663X Global Overview for this book
Registered by boomda181 on 10/20/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by boomda181 on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In her home on Empire Avenue, Donna Whalen was stabbed 31 times. Her friends, family, and neighbours believed it was her abusive boyfriend, Sheldon Troke. But the evidence is all circumstantial, providing a daunting challenge for police and prosecutors-and the course of justice takes many unpredictable twists and turns before the truth is finally revealed.
In this mesmerizing work of documentary fiction, Michael Winter pieces together the transcripts and court testimonies of Sheldon's trial. He preserves the nuanced voice of each witness, and the result is a harsh account of the tragedy that befell Donna Whalen and the controversial aftermath that tore her town apart.


This book was highly recommended to me by some readers whose reviews I highly respect. I couldn't love this book. The author did a fantastic job of capturing the Newfoundland pace and speech and for me, it confused me. Towards the end, I started to get a feel for the narration and began enjoying the story. It is definitely an interesting Canadian read.

Journal Entry 2 by boomda181 at a Bookcrosser, A Book Swap! -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, May 05, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (5/4/2011 UTC) at a Bookcrosser, A Book Swap! -- Controlled Releases


Off to cheesygiraffe! Hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by cheesygiraffe at Florence, Alabama USA on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Received on Saturday. Sorry I'm just know journaling.

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