Page Count: 224 pages
Publisher: Tantor Media
There is a horrible murder in your neighborhood. You stand outside with your neighbors and watch, or maybe you peek out of your curtains. Hours pass, then days, maybe even years. Until one day there is a knock at your door, and the police take you in for questioning. Do you remember what happened? Do you have an alibi? Can you take countless hours of interrogation without breaking? Can this happen to you?
It can happen, and it happens more than you think.
From The Fixer to The Shawshank Redemption to Orange Is the New Black, books, films, and TV shows have, for decades, fed the public’s endless hunger for nitty-gritty details about prison life. Stolen Years will not deny listeners those details, but it will also offer something more satisfying: the stories of ten former inmates who fended off the blackest kind of despair so they could keep fighting for freedom; the years they spent waiting for an appeal; and their struggles to get back to living after losing so many years behind bars.
Intense, startling, and utterly compelling, Stolen Years will take readers into the stories of the ones who didn’t do it.
I'm a huge fan of criminal shows, and prison documentaries etc. I've always been fascinated by these individuals and often wonder what it is that leads them to doing certain things and committing crimes etc. Their backstory is usually what I find interesting.
This book is something that I knew I would enjoy reading, and that I did.
It follows the story of 10 former inmates, their lives, their fight with the judicial system all in their quest for freedom.
I thoroughly enjoyed each and every story, knowing what crime they were accused of and how they fought back trying to prove their innocence. For a lot of these inmates, being set free after so many years incarcerated, is not easy and they often struggle to adapt back into society.
If you enjoy stories like these, you will absolutely love reading this book.