December 2019 Bonus Book Review: Say Nothing

Patrick Radden Keefe's masterful narrative of the Troubles combines crime, history...and some shade.

The crime

The book jacket gets right to it: "In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as the Troubles."

The story

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