When She Comes Back is an absolutely amazing, yet heartbreaking memoir. The strength of Ronit throughout this story is amazing, and it speaks volumes to the determination to overcome that she had.
Her story takes us through her parental abandonment of her and her absolutely devastating childhood. Ronit provides a view of her life through the lens of hope rather than devastation though, which makes this emotional read one that provides an uplifting feeling for the reader.
A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession … and Second Chances
Rating: 4 out of 5.
What I Loved: I don’t read true crime a lot, but this book was provided to me by the publisher, so it was the perfect opportunity to try one out. This turned out to be the perfect book to start with. It was more like a memoir/biography with a true murder story as well. I liked that I got to read about the murder as well as delve into the authors thoughts on her own life.
How I Felt: I was worried that a true crime book would be too grisly for me. I can read the fiction versions of things, but when I know that it really happened, I can be very bothered. However, I didn’t feel that way in this book. I felt like we were given all the information, but I wasn’t ever put off by the facts of the case.
To Read or Not To Read: For true crime lovers, this is a good read, but gives you a memoir too. If you haven’t read true crime before, I feel this a good one to start with! This a great book that kept me quickly turning the pages to see what happened next!
What’s This Book About Anyway?
Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, makes a mistake in a court-case article she wrote. This error gets her sued by the victim’s wife, bringing her more personally into the case. She tries to move on with her life, taking freelance work in other countries even, but always comes back to this one case. While she continues to investigate this mystery, she also looks deeper into her own life and her own behaviors.