If you liked… Serial, you’ll love Ghettoside

You tuned in every week to listen to the addictive podcast, and your ears just couldn't get enough. Now, it's time to lay eyes on an equally captivating book...

If you liked This American Life’s addictive true-crime podcast Serial, then you will love the book, Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy.

What it’s about

One evening in 2007, 18-year-old African-American, Bryant Tenelle is gunned down for no apparent reason and surfer-turned-detective, John Skaggs is assigned to the case. This brave, gripping book – penned by award-winning and relentless LA Times journalist, Jill Leovy – uses this particular story to explore the wider issues the US currently faces in terms of police, race and homicide. 

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