By Ethan Brown
An explosive, true-life southern gothic tale, Murder within the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes research into the murders of 8 girls in a bothered Louisiana parish.
Between 2005 and 2009, the our bodies of 8 ladies have been came upon round the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou city of 10,000 within the middle of the Jefferson Davis parish. neighborhood cops have been speedy to pursue a serial killer thought, establishing a floodgate of media coverage—from CNN to The New York Times. jointly the sufferers turned often called the “Jeff Davis 8,” and their lives, their deaths, and the continuing research finds a small southern community’s such a lot heavily guarded secrets.
As Ethan Brown indicates, those homicides weren't the paintings of a unmarried serial killer, however the violent fallout of Jennings’ brutal intercourse and drug exchange, a backwoods underworld hidden in undeniable sight. blending muckraking examine and immersive journalism over the process a five-year research, Ethan Brown reviewed millions of pages of formerly unseen murder documents to figure out what occurred in the course of each one victim’s ultimate hours. Epic in scope and extremely suspenseful, Murder in the Bayou is the tale of an American city buckling lower than the darkish forces of poverty, race, and sophistication division—and a lightning rod for justice for the daughters it misplaced.
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