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While Idaho Slept: The Hunt for Answers in the Murders of Four College Students (udgave 2023)

af J. Reuben Appelman (Forfatter)

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The author of the acclaimed true-crime memoir, The Kill Jar, tells the inside story of the "University of Idaho Murders," offering a memorable, thoughtful dive into our societal fascination with true crime, the media's seeming blood-frenzy, and the future of homicide investigations, while cultivating an intimate look into the minds and hearts of the victims and their suspected killer alike.

Just after 4:00 am on November 13, 2022, four University of Idaho students were viciously stabbed to death in an off-campus house. The killings would shake the small blue-collar college town of Moscow, Idaho, dominate mainstream news coverage, and become a social media obsession, drawing millions of clicks and views. While a reticent Moscow Police Department, the FBI, and the Idaho State Police searched for the killer, unending conjecture and countless theories blazed online, in chatrooms and platforms from Reddit and YouTube to Facebook and TikTok. For more than a month, the clash of armchair investigators and law enforcement professionals raged, until a suspecta 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate studying criminologywas arrested at his family home 2,500 miles away in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania on the day before New Year's Eve.

While Idaho Slept is a thought-provoking, literary chronicle of a small-town murder investigation blistering beneath the unceasing light of international interest, as traditional investigators, citizen sleuths, and the true-crime media actedsometimes together, often in conflictto uncover the truth. As J. Reuben Appelman brings this terrible crime into focus, he humanizes the four victims, examining the richness of their lives, dissects the mind and motivations of their presumed killer, and explores the world of northern Idaho, a rugged, deeply conservative stronghold steeped in Christian values and American patriotism.

Going deep inside the case, Appelman addresses a crucial question: With so many millions of citizens armed by access and hungry to take part in a true crime hunt of their own, has the nature of homicide investigations permanently changed? Rising above the sensational, While Idaho Slept illuminates the intrinsic connection between today's media, citizen sleuths, our societal mania for murder tales, and an impatient public's insatiable appetite for spectacle as never before. Running beneath, the pulse of the story is a heartbreaking narrative of the people we love, the dreams we all share, and the uncertain time left for sharing them.

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Titel:While Idaho Slept: The Hunt for Answers in the Murders of Four College Students
Forfattere:J. Reuben Appelman (Forfatter)
Info:Harper Paperbacks (2023), 288 pages
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Well-researched. It does feel like maybe it's a little early to publish, since the trial hasn't even taken place, but I did learn a lot about the victims in this case and the community where it took place. ( )
  mrsgrits | Mar 1, 2024 |
While Idaho Slept by J Reuben Appelman is, for me, a problematic book. The writing and research is good, but I have to question both the writer's idea it is a good idea to write a book before the trial and our society's fascination with violent crime that even makes it possible. That said, for someone like me who doesn't watch or read every story, post, or podcast about the murders, it got me caught up so I can better understand what I will no doubt see in numerous news stories once the trial starts.

I found the book itself to be well-written and researched, with information that is questionable labeled as such and even questions about it put forth by the author. Keeping most of the book about the people rather than simply the details of the murders and investigation made it more accessible.

As I touched on at first, I have mixed feelings about a book that covers the investigation going to press before the results of that investigation have proven to be sufficient to convict. While I appreciate what I think was a fairly even-handed approach, it just feeds this beast we have for true crime stories before they are even fully investigated or presented. Armchair detectives think they "know" more than those actually investigating, while those who simply support the defendant label everything as either rumor or propaganda with the additional claims that everything has been "debunked." Neither I nor they know enough to speak so definitively, but everyone wants to play expert, and this book feeds that dysfunctional aspect of our society. Yet, admittedly, I chose to read it and found it to serve my interests quite well. So I am as much a part of the problem as anyone else.

I would certainly recommend this to those true crime fans who have no qualms about books coming before the trials, as well as those like me who don't follow cases that closely and simply want a quick dossier to catch up.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley. ( )
  pomo58 | Oct 11, 2023 |
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History. True Crime. Nonfiction. HTML:

The author of the acclaimed true-crime memoir, The Kill Jar, tells the inside story of the "University of Idaho Murders," offering a memorable, thoughtful dive into our societal fascination with true crime, the media's seeming blood-frenzy, and the future of homicide investigations, while cultivating an intimate look into the minds and hearts of the victims and their suspected killer alike.

Just after 4:00 am on November 13, 2022, four University of Idaho students were viciously stabbed to death in an off-campus house. The killings would shake the small blue-collar college town of Moscow, Idaho, dominate mainstream news coverage, and become a social media obsession, drawing millions of clicks and views. While a reticent Moscow Police Department, the FBI, and the Idaho State Police searched for the killer, unending conjecture and countless theories blazed online, in chatrooms and platforms from Reddit and YouTube to Facebook and TikTok. For more than a month, the clash of armchair investigators and law enforcement professionals raged, until a suspecta 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate studying criminologywas arrested at his family home 2,500 miles away in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania on the day before New Year's Eve.

While Idaho Slept is a thought-provoking, literary chronicle of a small-town murder investigation blistering beneath the unceasing light of international interest, as traditional investigators, citizen sleuths, and the true-crime media actedsometimes together, often in conflictto uncover the truth. As J. Reuben Appelman brings this terrible crime into focus, he humanizes the four victims, examining the richness of their lives, dissects the mind and motivations of their presumed killer, and explores the world of northern Idaho, a rugged, deeply conservative stronghold steeped in Christian values and American patriotism.

Going deep inside the case, Appelman addresses a crucial question: With so many millions of citizens armed by access and hungry to take part in a true crime hunt of their own, has the nature of homicide investigations permanently changed? Rising above the sensational, While Idaho Slept illuminates the intrinsic connection between today's media, citizen sleuths, our societal mania for murder tales, and an impatient public's insatiable appetite for spectacle as never before. Running beneath, the pulse of the story is a heartbreaking narrative of the people we love, the dreams we all share, and the uncertain time left for sharing them.

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