Just finished reading this amazing work of non-fiction by Carrie Hagen. Chronicling the first kidnapping for ransom in America, Hagen’s book paints a vivid picture of a newly industrialized America in 1874 in which people are still struggling to come to terms with the lasting psychological damage of the Civil War. I won’t go into further detail about the story(you can read the Amazon bio for that) but what I will say is that I found myself completely immersed in this book. Not to sound cliche but it’s a hell of a page turner and don’t be surprised if you find yourself cranking through it in a day or two. It’s always nice to pick up a book, read the sleeve, think you might like it and when you’re done have been reminded why books are awesome. Hit up your local bookstore or if it’s gone out of business Amazon has it.