Book Club: Avery

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It would be a strange way to start a book review by talking about a Docuseries. But, being strange hasn’t scared me before. I am a huge fan of the Netflix Docuseries “Making A Murder.” The internet television show follows the story of Steven Avery, a salvage yard owner who is jailed for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer for a used car sales publication.

I’m not going to rehash the series. It’s great. Just watch it. Avery is penned by Ken Kratz, the murder case’s prosecuting attorney. The book gives “the other side” of the Netflix story. It makes the case against Steven Avery that Kratz alleges the Netflix docuseries doesn’t tell.

I think the book accomplished what Ken Kratz set out to do. It told the other side of the story with some details left out by the Netflix series. I’m going to follow that up by saying that I don’t think it did it effectively. I don’t think the book convicts Avery. If the contents of that book are the best arguments Kratz had, I still fail to realize how Steven Avery is in jail.

As an additional note, I recommend reading this before watching Making a Murderer Part II.

Thank you to my good buddy Chase for recommending this one.

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