Reviews of The Innocent Killer...
“The Innocent Killer is a shocking yet effective example of what can happen when our justice system fails. It poses the provocative question—one which those involved in the criminal justice system must ask themselves time and time again: ‘What if?’ What if the investigation of Steven Avery's alleged crime and its prosecution had gone differently? Would the tragic event that happened eighteen years later still have come to pass? Unfortunately, we'll never know. Griesbach's unflinching page-turner raises all the right questions and brings us closer to the truth."
-- Barry Scheck, Co-founder and Co-Director of the National Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
From a brutal assault on a Lake Michigan shoreline … to a history-making verdict twenty years later, The Innocent Killer is a true-crime classic you don't want to miss. Steven Avery spent eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit and was poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit. But then it exploded. The "Innocent Man" had turned into a cold blooded killer ... or had he?
"The Innocent Killer is about tragedy, but it's also about hope. I survived my own personal nightmare when I was assaulted on the beach that day only to learn years later that I unwittingly played a starring role in someone else's. The ripple effect of this single injustice has lasted for decades, with devastating consequences for other victims and their families. We can't unring the bell of an injustice, we can't right the wrong, but we must joust with humility and learn from our mistakes – because to do anything less would be unforgivable.”
— Penny Beerntsen, crime survivor and nationally known restorative justice spokesperson
About The Innocent Killer...
"Brilliantly written, The Innocent Killer is an instant true-crime classic that will either re-affirm or shake your faith in American justice. A nonfiction thriller with more twists and surprises than any fiction novel, this shocking true story will be talked about, and argued about, for decades to come.”
— Burl Barer, Edgar Award winning true crime author