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The murder of young teen, Reena Virk in British Columbia takes place one evening during a swarming by young teens, the majority of whom are just fourteen years of age. The book covers the tragic life of Reena Virk whose teenage angst, caused by years of not fitting in due to her appearance and the bullying that followed, finally sets her on a path of self-destruction that sadly ends in her murder. This is the shocking true crime story of Reena Virk's life and final moments at the hands of the Shoreline Six, 16-year-old Warren Glowatski and 15-year-old "Killer Kelly" Ellard.
"In this outing, the author, Kathryn McMaster, not only pulled all the stops out with providing a visually graphic depiction of what transpired that fateful night; her depiction of the pathos of Reena’s family towards her spiraling downwards and ultimate death is likewise described. She then continues with a description of the indictments and trials of all those involved with Reena’s brutal torture and ultimate murder, breaking the main culprits down individually which are likewise fraught with details and emotions. For giving her readers all of the above, I’ve given the author and her book the 5 STARS they richly deserve." ~ Robyn Leigh Morgan (Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer).
"Ms. McMaster is truly adept at recounting true crime in an informative and unbiased manner. While being appalled at the death, the accounting of all that happened makes this book a page-turner. No matter how macabre that sounds there is something about being told the depravity of others that sucks us in. McMaster is a genius at getting that accomplished. There are some redeeming parts to the story but you will have to read the book to find out what they are. A must read for true crime enthusiasts." ~ An Amazon Reviewer.
Kathryn is the bestselling author of 9 true crime books. She eats, breathes, and dreams true crime cases. While her friends were reading Nancy Drew, Kathryn was pouring over her father's true crime books late at night, reading them under the sheets with the aid of a torch.
Her debut novel, "Who Killed Little Johnny Gill?" was a huge success, and has sold thousands of copies to date. It covers a murder of a young boy during Victorian England that is so heinous it is thought, initially, to be the work of Jack the Ripper.
Her true crime books are well-researched, unbiased and based on court records, interviews and newspaper articles.
Kathryn's books are further enhanced by her in-depth knowledge and training in Psychology, Criminal Profiling and Forensic Science (Criminal Investigation) which she occasionally draws on to analyze a crime in the afterword.
She has long had a fascination with crime and the criminal mind, looking at the 'why' rather than the 'how', and exploring the dark side of the human psyche.
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