Steven Avery: innocent man or certain killer? Read the inside story from a Manitowoc lawyer separating the fact from the fiction in the case that has gripped the world.
The story of one of America's most notorious wrongful convictions, that of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit and now the subject of the hit series Making a Murderer.
But two years after he was exonerated of that crime and poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit, Steven Avery was arrested for the exceptionally brutal murder of Teresa Halbach, a freelance photographer who had gone missing several days earlier. The Innocent Man had turned into a cold blooded killer. Or had he? This is narrative non-fiction at its finest and the perfect companion read for fans of Making a Murderer.
About the Author
Michael Griesbach is a veteran prosecutor in the state of Wisconsin where the events recounted in his book occurred. He wrote The Innocent Killer as a gripping true crime novel, but also as a challenge to the system. He hopes to leave readers better informed about the inner workings of the criminal justice system and more concerned about those whose lives it deeply affects. He lives in northeastern Wisconsin with his wife Jody and their four children.
"An instant true-crime classic ... This shocking true story will be talked about, and argued about, for decades to come." * Burl Barer, Edgar Award-winning true crime author *
"A shocking example of what can happen when our justice system fails ... Griesbach's unflinching page-turner brings us closer to the truth." * Barry Scheck, Co-founder of the National Innocence Project *
"Destined to be one of this year's top true crime books." -- Kimberley Cantrell * True Crime Book Reviews *
"The Innocent Killer is about tragedy, but it's also about hope. I survived my own personal nightmare when I was assaulted on the beach that day only to learn years later that I unwittingly played a starring role in someone else's ... We can't unring the bell of an injustice; we can't right the wrong. But we must joust with humility and learn from our mistakes - because to do anything less would be unforgivable." * Penny Beerntsen, crime survivor and restorative justice spokeswoman *