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Book Review: Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption

By Cynthia Rodriguez

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Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption

By Nancy Mullane
Public Affairs (2012) 

How would you react if you were told that your next-door neighbor had been sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder and was out on parole? Would you walk over with a housewarming gift? Would you lock your doors more often and install a home security system? Would you believe it if someone told you that “once a murderer” very rarely means “always a murderer?” Life After Murder reveals the compelling and trying stories of the lives of five convicted murderers in America and their search for forgiveness and a second chance at life.

Written by award-winning radio journalist Nancy Mullane, this book leads the reader to look objectively at the common and unconscious fear towards convicted murderers. As readers follow Mullane through her journey, they will find themselves understanding her initial fear as she steps into the San Quentin prison for the first time. Readers will be abl

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