Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper lived in the rundown South Park area of Seattle. They were sexually assaulted and Butz was killed by Isaiah Kalebu, a mentally disturbed young man who had slipped through the cracks of the mental health and criminal justice systems due to the warped priorities of government budgeting.
Eli Sanders, a journalist who covered the case, wrote an account of the events surrounding this tragedy. Instaread’s Summary of While the City Slept by Eli Sanders analyzes the book for busy readers who would like a sneak peek inside a book before making the decision to buy. While Sanders’ book goes into some detail about the case and the factors that contributed to it, the analysis is that his prose is disjointed, and his choices of characters and elements to emphasize make it a tough read. This Instaread book, like all others from this publisher, is a boon to anyone who wants assistance in separating the wheat from the chaff, and is highly recommended before investing in the full work.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it four stars.