The Orchid Murder

The Orchid Murder: Untangling A Web Of Unsolved Murders And Legal Malpractice by Christine Hunt is a thick, weighty true crime book. I do love the true crime genre, so I was especially interested in reading this book. I'd never heard of this case, either, so it was something new rather than the same popular, re-hashed crimes. This book tells the story of the murder of Bob Nachtsheim, and more fully, the wrongful persecution of his former boss, Norm Wartnick. This isn't so much a tale about what happened to Bob, but rather what happened to Norm after Bob was murdered, and what the author terms as an attorney's betrayal of his client. I enjoyed reading The Orchid Murder. The beginning was a bit hard to get into at first, and it contained quite a bit more legalese than the standard issue true crime, but once I got into the story it was a much easier read. It is scary how just being in the wrong place at the wrong time or knowing someone can get you branded as and persecuted as a murderer when you are truly an innocent person. I recommend this book to anyone who likes true crime and is interested at a look at another side of the judicial system. I received a copy of this book from BookCrash in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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