Book Mail – Random House September Releases

September is almost here!

Thanks to Random House for the free copies in exchange for my honest reviews

THE NOBODY PEOPLE – Bob Proehl (Releasing September 3rd, 2019)

UNBELIEVABLE: THE STORY OF TWO DETECTIVES’ RELENTLESS SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH – T. Christian Miller & Ken Armstrong (Releasing September 3rd, 2019)

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Here are the synopses:

THE NOBODY PEOPLE – Bob Proehl (Releasing September 3rd, 2019)

After decades in hiding, a group of outcasts with extraordinary abilities clashes with a world that is threatened by their power.

When Avi Hirsch learns that his daughter Emmeline has special abilities, he tries to shield her against an increasingly hostile society. Carrie Norris can become invisible, but all she wants is to be seen by the people she loves. Fahima Deeb has faced prejudice her entire life, but her uncanny connection to machines offers her the opportunity to level the playing field. These are just a few of the ordinary nobodies with astonishing gifts who must now band together against bigotry and fear, even as one of their own actively works to destroy a fragile peace. Will their combined talents spark a much-needed revolution–or an apocalypse?

UNBELIEVABLE: THE STORY OF TWO DETECTIVES’ RELENTLESS SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH – T. Christian Miller & Ken Armstrong (Releasing September 3rd, 2019)

Soon to be the Netflix Limited Series Unbelievable, starring Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, and Kaitlyn Dever – Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true crime story of a teenager charged with lying about having been raped–and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth.

“Gripping . . . [with a] John Grisham-worthy twist.”–Emily Bazelon, New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle, Washington, and raped her. Within days police and even those closest to Marie became suspicious of her story. The police swiftly pivoted and began investigating Marie. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie–a bid for attention. Police charged Marie with false reporting, and she was branded a liar.

More than two years later, Colorado detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to investigate a case of sexual assault. Describing the crime to her husband that night, Galbraith learned that the case bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. She joined forces with the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and the two soon discovered they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop. Through meticulous police work the detectives would eventually connect the rapist to other attacks in Colorado–and beyond.

Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with the principals, Unbelievable is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice, unveiling the disturbing truth of how sexual assault is investigated today–and the long history of skepticism toward rape victims.

Previously published as A False Report

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