The Darkest Night: Two Sisters, a Brutal Murder, and the Loss of Innocence in a Small Town

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Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her eighteen-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. But they were anything but good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived; the other did not.

Years later, author and journalist Ron Franscell-a childhood friend and next-door neighbor to the girls-can't forget his hometown's shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Exploring the nature of a small town's memory and the poison of survivor guilt, The Darkest Night races toward a shocking ending. The result is one of the most provocative true-crime stories of the decade, told by one of the nation's finest narrative journalists.

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ONE CAR RIDE. TWO YOUNG SISTERS. A BRUTAL FATE.
Casper, Wyoming:1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her eighteen-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. But they were anything but Good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived. The other did not.

A CRIME THAT TORE A SMALL TOWN APART.
Years later, author and journalist Ron Franscell--who lived in Casper at the time of the crime, and was a friend to Amy and Becky--can't forget Wyoming's most shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Neither could Becky, the surviving sister. The two men who violated her and Amy were sentenced to life in prison, but the demons of her past kept haunting Becky...until she met her fate years later at the same bridge where she'd lost her sister.

"Heartbreaking...not unlike Truman Capote's In Cold Blood.--Chicago Sun-Times

"This uncommon story has every chilling component of human terror, drama and suspense that readers of true crime look for... I highly recommend this engaging book."  --Vincent Bugliosi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Helter Skelter

About the Author:

Ron Franscell is the bestselling author of The Darkest Night and Delivered from Evil, which established him as one of the most provocative new voices in narrative nonfiction and one of our most popular crime writers. His other books include The Sourtoe Cocktail Club, Angel Fire, and Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Southwest.

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