Seventy Times Seven: A True Story of Murder and Mercy

Seventy Times Seven

By Alex Mar. Tells the true story of a violent crime and its aftermath. Raises questions about the value of human life: What are we demanding when we call for justice? Is forgiveness an act of desperation or of profound bravery? The book asks us to consider what radical acts of empathy we might be capable of. This is a story about the will to live—to survive, to grow, to change—and about what we are willing to accept as justice. Tirelessly researched and told with intimacy and precision, this book brings a haunting chapter in the history of our criminal justice system to life. Read more.