Devil's Knot by Mara Leveritt
In 1994, three Arkansas teens, later known as the "West Memphis Three," were convicted of murdering three 8-year-old boys. Mara Leveritt's 2002 novel, Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three, examines the background of the victims and the accused, the details of the crime, and gives readers a glimpse of the "Satanic panic" that overshadowed the truth. Leveritt also questions the involvement of the stepfather of one of the victims, who claims to have no criminal connection to the case. Despite their initial sentences of death and life imprisonment, the trio was released in 2011 as new DNA evidence came to light. Perhaps the stepfather, or someone else, was involved after all. Maybe you'll find the answer after reading Devil's Knot.