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Nothing less than a masterpiece of investigative reporting and virtuosic writing . . . a book that brilliantly substantiates society’s elemental promise to its citizenry—that we not have our freedoms wrongly taken from us. It will change readers’ lives, I think, and inspire them. It’s that good.
— Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of INDEPENDENCE DAY
A gripping lesson in the terrible costs of our flawed criminal justice system and the power that individuals have to change its course . . . also an inspiring call for readily achievable reform . . . remarkable and unforgettable.
— Eli Sanders, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of WHILE THE CITY SLEPT
An astonishing look at the United States justice system . . . [Rachlin’s] study of the heroic individuals working—or more often simply volunteering—tirelessly to mend an inhumane and flawed system will inspire hope . . . Rachlin’s work of nonfiction reads like a legal thriller.
— Shelf Awareness
[An] absorbing true-crime saga . . . Rachlin combines a gripping legal drama with a penetrating exposé of the shoddy investigative and trial standards nationwide, as evidenced by hundreds of postconviction exonerations . . . a moving evocation of faith under duress.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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A crisply written page-turner . . . gripping.
Should make us all consider these current times as not just toxic and tragic but filled with the possibility of hope and redemption. Benjamin Rachlin takes us through the justice system in all its immutability and shows us the light we can wield should we so choose.
— Jeff Hobbs, author of the national bestseller THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE
A chilling story of wrongful conviction . . . builds to [a] cinematic conclusion with empathetic prose and solid investigative detail. A powerful, unsettling account of an overdue legal movement.
— Kirkus Reviews
In his moving first book, Rachlin, with confidence and care, relays both the terrifying personal costs and complex legalities, so dependent on fallible humans, of wrongful conviction and imprisonment.
— Booklist

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