The Third Rainbow Girl
The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia
Emma Copley Eisenberg
A true crime story about the unsolved "Rainbow Murders" of two young women in rural West Virginia in 1980. Emma Copley Eisenberg investigates the case, revealing the impact on the Appalachian community and exploring the complex realities of gender, class, and violence in America. Part investigation and part reflection, this book offers a searing portrait of the country and its divisions.
2020-01-22T02:26:09.000ZThis book by Emma Eisenberg, whose reporting on the Sage Smith case was so essential for me, is a really beautiful study in subverted expectations: true crime, coming-of-age, West Virginia, the arcs of each story unexpectedly kinked – source
2020-05-10T18:31:09.000ZI’d like to say a few words abt this book. I haven’t been this rapt reading in years. It’s true crime, but not. It’s a meditation on place &truth. It’s a cliffhanger & a lush brigadoon, studded w gems on what it is 2b a journo/detective/searcher of answers CANNOT REC HIGHLY ENUF – source