I met somebody at work who is from Chihuahua, and I told her that my aunt just moved to Ciudad Juarez, which I wasn't happy about. She told me to "get her out of there," and the next day I found Daughter of Juarez
on my desk. It's about the over 400 murders of women in Juarez since 1993 and the extreme poor handling of the situation by the police and government there. The government and police are the true perps in my eyes, torturing scapegoats into confessions rather than actually trying to stop the murders. It's a shocking, brutal story, and I couldn't put it down.
And yes, it makes me want my aunt, even more so, to leave Juarez.
The issue I had with this book is that it is really poorly written. The journalism behind it seems top notch, but the author repeats herself, leaves open threads, and uses the word "pretty" more than is necessary. I wonder if anyone else has read this book or one like it about the murders in Juarez?