Written with the urgency of a thriller, this book uses the tragic death of one girl to expose scandalous levels of violence against Canada's indigenous female population. A shocking story of invisibility, neglect and moral failure on the part of one of the world's most advanced democracies.
With exacting detail, BBC reporter Joanna Jolly recounts Tina's sometimes tragic life story, her shocking death, the complex police investigation and the detective determined to find her killer. If you were hooked on the Serial podcast, then you need to pre-order this now.
Joanna Jolly recreates Tina's life and the investigation into her death. It starkly assesses the lack of protection and child services for indigenous children and reveals the sexual exploitation of a community in a country that prides itself on its liberal and supportive values
Jolly's gripping, moving and timely book is a true crime classic. In illuminating the story of a single tragic murder, Jolly shines a much needed light on the shocking disappearance and murder of indigenous women across North America. A vital, urgent and humane work.
This is a really important book to read . . . Jolly's skill is to show that this is a deeply embedded problem . . . But she presents all this detailed information in a way to keep you reading, because she is fully aware behind all the problems there are people - people who are important and deserve considerably more. All intelligent adults should read this book to become aware of the depth of the problem and the need to do more. This might be concentrating on Canada, but similar levels of violence and abuse can develop in communities all over the world if regular and respectful communities are allowed to collapse.