Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review: LOST GIRLS by Robert Kolker
LOST GIRLS is the single most engrossing true crime account I have read. Author Robert Kolker, who specifically avoids fictionalizing any portion of his account, introduces readers to a much-maligned, often misguided, sometimes greedy but other times simply clawing at survival, societal construct: sex workers, specifically prostitution conducted via the Internet. Long Island, Eastern Connecticut, and upstate New York, as well as New York City, are the locales for this narrative of unrelenting woe: the hard lives and untimely deaths of several young women, whose ultimate consequence was encountering the wrong customer.
True justice would include discovery of this serial killer, and subsequent trial and conviction. For now, the only closure for the women's families is the discovery of their bodies, and the knowledge that their loved ones are no longer missing, but deceased.
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