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  • Essays,  Random

    Jessica Knoll, Author of Luckiest Girl Alive, Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse

    Luckiest Girl Alive is Jessica Knoll’s debut novel. Published in Spring 2015, it was the book that I first reviewed for the Los Angeles Review of Books. You can check my review here. Due to copyright issues, I cannot reproduce my review here in any form, but I can say that it offers readers one of the most brutal depictions of a gang rape I have ever read. And I am doing a PhD in crime fiction, so I am not the ultra-sensitive kind. Back when I was reading the book I did not give this scene more thought than I would have done in any other book. I was…

  • American,  Crime fiction

    Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – Review for the Los Angeles Review of Books

    I am veeeery please to share with you my first review for the Los Angeles Review of Books, which you can read here or clicking on the image below. It has been my first experience outside of Books & Reviews as a professional reviewer and one that I hope to continue on doing. Jessica Knoll’s debut novel Luckiest Girl Alive is one of the best books that I have read in 2015, and I now it will make it to many of your Best Books of 2015 list as well.