Read Trell Online Free - From the co-author of Black Mass comes a gripping YA novel inspired by the true story of a young man's false imprisonment for murder -- and those who fought to free him.
On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a twelve-year-old African-American girl was sitting on a mailbox talking with her friends when she became the innocent victim of gang-related gunfire. Amid public outcry, an immediate manhunt was on to catch the murderer, and a young African-American man was quickly apprehended, charged, and -- wrongly -- convicted of the crime. Dick Lehr, a former reporter for the Boston Globe's famous Spotlight Team who investigated this case for the newspaper, now turns the story into Trell, a page-turning novel about the daughter of an imprisoned man who persuades a reporter and a lawyer to help her prove her father's innocence. What pieces of evidence might have been overlooked? Can they manage to get to the truth before a dangerous character from the neighborhood gets to them?
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August 27, 2017
I won this ARC from Librarything. The book's description intrigued me because the setting is near my home town, and I also remember the actual case the story was based on. Trell is a story based on a real life crime- the murder of an African American 12 yr old girl named Darlene Moore, who was...
September 26, 2017
This book lives up to all it claims to be. Gripping and thrilling, indeed it was.
I loved the juxtaposition of the past and the future. While the story is told in the now, It feels like you're right there with them every time they talked about what happened in the past. It was a story you felt, n...
September 13, 2017
This book is based on a true crime that occurred in Roxbury, MA where a 12 year old African American girl named Darlene Moore, was sitting on a mailbox and got caught in the crossfire of gang violence. It became a very difficult case and a man was wrongly convicted of the crime and was imprisoned...
August 19, 2017
I received a free copy of Trell from the publisher through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review -- thank you!
What a compelling and timely book!
I wasn't surprised to find that Dick Lehr was the author of Black Mass. There's something cinematic in the way that he writes, and I think that T...
August 10, 2017
This was SO wonderful. By the end, I was crying. Lehr did an amazing job of adapting a real case to YA fiction and I am so happy it exists
July 14, 2017
Clean and powerfully written with a wonderful heroin of Trell, who never gives up the fight for justice, this novel which is taken from a real case,is an inspiration to keep on fighting even though there seem to be impossible odds.
September 12, 2017
Based on an actual event in Boston in 1988, Trell tells the story of a man wrongfully convicted for the murder of a child from the point of view of his teenage daughter. Since shortly after her birth, Van Trell Taylor (“Trell”) has only known her father in jail. For the last fourteen year...
July 31, 2017
Gripping and realistic YA? Check. Compelling and diverse characters? Check. A book that's easy to sink your teeth into? Check, check, check! Based on the real events that led to the overturning on Shawn Drumgold's 1988 conviction for the murder of a 12 year old girl. Trell is a gripping tale that...
August 22, 2017
Van Trell, or Trell to everyone she knows, visits her father weekly in prison, where he is serving time for gunning down a young girl. However, Trell's father didn't kill that girl and she and her mother set out to prove it. They connect with a scrappy new lawyer, Nora, who knows that the case do...
September 10, 2017
I recieved an ARC copy of Trell in exchange for an honest review through LibraryThing. Trell is a novel that I was very excited to receive, its description drew me in instantly. Especially with the current conditions happening in the world today, with all the conflicts and tension. Trell is based...