Monday, November 28, 2011

Win a copy of A Killing in Iowa: A Daughter’s Story of Love and Murder

UPDATE: Kristin won and has been contacted.



A Killing in Iowa: A Daughter’s Story of Love and Murder by Rachel Corbett:

Rachel Corbett was eight years old when the man she had come to regard as a father killed his girlfriend and then himself on May 13, 1993. Over the years Corbett has been haunted by how such a seemingly gentle, loving man could be capable of murder. She's wrestled with how her mother, who had been involved with the man for years, hadn't seen the signs. And she’s wondered what ghosts from Scott Johnson’s past compelled him to pick up that gun.

“The sudden brutality that gripped the last hours of his life—and eternally came to characterize it—was a mystery I couldn’t put out of my mind,” writes Corbett. “What broke this soft-spoken, achingly vulnerable man and made him so violent? His was a crime no one ever understood, with no apparent motive…. Why didn’t he just kill himself? What debt did Crystal pay? And why didn’t he kill us? After all, he was with us the day he died.”

"A Killing in Iowa," Corbett’s mesmerizing, beautifully written memoir, reconstructs the tragedy and tries to make sense of a senseless crime in a place where we least expect such violence: the quiet, rural heartland. Both a mystery story and an evocative snapshot of a place and time, "A Killing in Iowa" is a stunning debut by a gifted new writer.
$2 at Amazon.

I have one digital copy to give away. For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and include your email so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person, and this contest is open worldwide. I'll pick a winner Sunday night.

7 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fascinating and rather chilling book. ksbh01 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Oooh. I may give this a try if I don't win it here. But, I hope I win it here.

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  3. Sounds like a fantastic read.

    eleanor at chaatelaine dot co dot nz

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  4. (make that 'chatelaine', sorry)

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  5. Looks interesting. Might buy it if I dont win it first.
    jaji589us@yahoo.com

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  6. Sounds powerful
    jlyle122 at gmail dot com

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