Just when I thought I knew all there is to know about the Murdaugh murders, John Glatt comes back with details the documentaries left out. Alex Murdaugh, who grew up in one of the south’s most influential and powerful families, believes himself to be untouchable. But after a slew of wrongful deaths and coverups, this man who thought he could get away with anything--even the murder of his own wife and child—is finally served justice. Glatt’s writing is clear, concise, and the easiest way to follow this truly tangled case.
When a group of friends opts to spend the night in an abandoned Japanese manor, what starts out as an evening of fun quickly turns sinister. The rumored spirit bride that haunts the decaying house is real and she’s feeding off the emotional baggage that the young adults have brought along. Steeped in Japanese folklore, this is a haunted house story where the visitors might be more haunted than the house.
Kara Goucher’s marathon best is only a few minutes slower than the half marathon I ran a few days ago, so it goes without saying that I am in awe of her. But along with tales of making Olympic teams and taking world championships, Kara’s memoir details the rampant harassment and exploitation that ripples out from Nike’s inner circle to its best athletes. Running takes guts--and so does exposing corruption; if I didn’t think this athlete was great before, I certainly do now.