The Vanishing Triangle: The Murdered Women Ireland Forgot by Claire McGowan
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I typically read at least one or two true crime like stories a year I am glad this was on my arc stack this year even though it was hard to get through. This was very well researched and presented. McGowan focuses on several cases, comparing and contrasting their similarities and differences. She shows how attitudes toward women and their value can have various effects on solving crimes. Bringing in the influence of religion and politics, McGowan explores possibilities and in the end explains that no one knows why and how so many people go missing. I found the topic to be scary and disconcerting. After reading this I was left with a sense of frustration. Dark things happen in so many parts of the world and I honestly understand that, what I have a hard time with is the fact that the way the police is portrayed while we watch TV comes across abusive and lazy. Which makes me wonder if things are getting better or worse.
As you can see this book is extremely tough to read and thought provoking, which makes it worth your time. I can’t make this a 5 star read on the fact that it is a rough subject but I can say it was a solid 3 stars and worth your time.
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