by Patrick Radden Keefe
Reviewed by Linda:
This history of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland is so gripping that, at times, it reads like a thriller. The author focuses on a devastating cold case from the 1970s, involving a widowed mother of ten who was "disappeared" for allegedly supporting the British. Keefe brings us into the lives of participants on both sides of the struggle, particularly the IRA hunger striker Dolours Price. The storytelling is compelling, and the little-known drama involving a secret archive at Boston College is truly shocking.