If you could sum up Secret Lessons in three words, what would they be?
People hate victims
What other book might you compare Secret Lessons to and why?
Salt of the Earth by Jack Olsen is also about young victims of sexual assault. It’s also well-written. But the similarities end there.
What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?
There’s something about the tenor and tone of his voice that really fits the True Crime genre. It’s a kind of fatherly authoritative voice that is both dispassionate and caring at the same time.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes – I find that I’m always wanting to know what happens next. True Crime is often like that, but Weber and Bosworth are especially good at it.
Any additional comments?
The hardest part about this book is hearing how much the community turned on the victims. It’s easy to get caught up in, “Maybe he didn’t do it,” until one considers the evidence. There are things one cannot overlook and it’s not reasonable to doubt his guilt. One wonders why the town does.

It’s not the best True Crime book I’ve listened to on Audible (I’ve listened to arround a dozen) but it’s easily in the top-5, emotionally.