Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bluegrass: A True Story of Murder in Kentucky

Bluegrass: A True Story of Murder in Kentucky by William Van Meter

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Free Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416538682
ISBN-13: 978-1416538684

In 2003, college student Katie Autry was murdered in her dorm room at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She had been raped, stabbed and then sprayed with hairspray before being set on fire. This horrific story not only rocked the Commonwealth, but it also made national headlines.

Van Meter is a journalist originally from the town of Bowling Green and he explores Autry’s notorious murder case. The book details the events of the murder all the way up to the trial in March 2005. Although many of the residents of Bowling Green and WKU's administration were not happy about the release of this book, it is compelling reading and hard to put down. I felt connected to Autry and I empathized with her family.

3 comments:

Anna said...

I never heard of this case, but it sounds horrific. That poor girl and her family!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

____Maggie said...

It is now on order for our library. Thanks!

Lynda said...

This sounds like a compelling book.