Author: Stella Sands
Genre: True Crime
This is the true account of a 2009 murder that occurred at Yale. Young Annie Le was a grad student soon to be married, who disappeared from one of the school’s science labs just days before her wedding. Several days later, her body was found, and so was an abundance of evidence that led to the main suspect, Raymond Clark III. At the time of publication, the trial had not yet begun, and I believe it still hasn’t, as the book was just recently published, so we are still awaiting the verdict on Raymond.
I enjoy reading true crime to keep up to date and I also find it fascinating to try and understand the psychology of criminals. I remember this murder taking place and how sad it was because Annie was so intelligent and was a soon to be bride. I don’t understand what could lead someone to perform such a heinous act!
If you are interested in true crime or followed this story, you may be interested in picking this one up, however, the writing was not too great. It was extremely repetitive, and relegated the same information over and over again. The writing seemed quite amateur. In addition, it probably would have been better to publish this book after the trial, because we don’t find out in the book what Raymond’s fate will be, and we never find out what his motives were, just a TON of different theories.
Definitely not the best true crime I’ve read. Only read it if you’re really interested in this case.