Written by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff
Publisher: Glenneyre Press
Genre: True Crime
Original Language: English
Read from 2013-07-13 to 2013-07-13
Read in English
Review: Vanished Beauty, the second of the Fatal Sunset books, dives into two cases of young women who have (presumably) died during their vacations to exotic, far-away countries. As with the first Fatal Sunset book, this one manages to carry the narrative of the real life events along in a gripping manner. The stories are certainly interesting enough to warrant this book being written. In both cases there are obvious ‘villains’ that could be, and were, easily thought to be behind the deaths. The books detail the cases against them, and the testimony, evidence, and lack of evidence surrounding each case. Beyond the cases themselves, and slightly out of left field, the book raises an interesting question and discusses it well, if not at length. I don’t want to spoil too much of it, but perhaps we are a little too quick in placing the blame on people in situations where the reality is even scarier and harder to swallow than bad people doing bad things. Maybe bad things just sometimes happen to good people, for no reason at all. Overall, Vanished Beauty is a quick, but entertaining and thought-provoking read.