Book Review: A Murder Over a Girl by Ken Corbett


you can find the book at:
Barnes & Noble (unavailable)
Author’s website

my review:
Rating: ★★★★☆

~ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review~

Ken Corbett recounts the 2008/2011 trial of Brandon McInerney for shooting his 15-year-old classmate Larry King during their middle-school English class in 2008. He analyses the shooter, Brandon, chronicling the events of the courtroom as they reveal information that Brandon was exhibiting white supremacist ideals that led him to shoot Larry King

As a person who barely knew anything about the murder of Larry King- the first I had heard of it was when Ellen had talked about them on her show and I wasn’t even aware of its outcome in 2011. I’ve never read a book like this, as you can tell by my reviews, non-fiction isn’t my forte. But this was a fascinating, page-turning read as we follow Corbett’s account of the murder trial as he looks at both the prosecution and defence argument and attempts to help us see what really happened and why. I don’t know what else to say but how engaging this was to read.

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Henry Holt and Co.



One thought on “Book Review: A Murder Over a Girl by Ken Corbett

  1. I just reviewed this book as well– I had no idea about Larry King– at the very least, it didn’t register to me when it happened. It was incredibly engaging. Like you, this book was something new for me, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, or even how to articulate my feelings about it.

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