The Dead Women of Juarez Paperback
by Sam Hawken
Since 1993 over 500 women have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez.
Residents believe the true number of disappeared stands at 5,000.
When a new disappearance is reported, Kelly Courter, a washed-up Texan boxer, and Rafael Sevilla, a Mexican detective, are sucked into an underworld of organised crime, believing they can outwit the corruption all around.
The Dead Women of Juarez follows these two men obsessed with seeking the truth about the female victims of the Mexican border wars.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/11/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781846687747
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Review by Hubert.Smits
The short description of the books makes you believe this is a detective novel where two unlikely characters solve a problem around a disappeared woman. Prepare for a much harsher read, a tale about a place where the life of a woman has no value. A place where corruption rules and keeps the truth about the disappearances of women hidden. Where violence is normal, even (or especially) in what is supposed to be the justice system. The main characters gain more and more detail, often ugly, building a picture of how people cope with a life where violence rules. The locations, the events - same thing, build up step by step, and likely not too fictional. Not a pretty book, not a nice detective novel, a very good read though.