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Format: eBook, Kobo Book
Pub. Date: 1973
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime
Rating: Liked it ♥♡
This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles field.
The Onion Field is one of those true crime books that I always meant to read but never seemed to get around. My true crime book group started an author of the month and I picked Wambaugh. I picked him because I had another book by him I was reading, however I was having trouble with it. When I saw this book on sale in Kobo Books I grabbed it.
On a Saturday in California 4 lives collide and end up in an onion field. One dead and the rest changed forever.
What I like about this book is Wambaugh delves into more than the crime, he relates how the events affected the life of the surviving police officer, how his fellow officers reacted. He discusses PTSD even though it wasn’t called that then.
This was not an easy book to read, there is much detail to absorb, but I think the detail makes the book. You need the detail to understand what truly happened.