MixedThe New York Times Book ReviewChilling ... A documentary filmmaker and former editor at Rolling Stone, Mar is also the author of Witches of America, a stunning work of participatory reportage and cultural anthropology. I found myself wanting more of that approach here. Instead, Mar relies upon a single, immediate vantage point. This lends itself to some highly cinematic scenes ... However, more often than not, the present-tense narration interferes with a reader’s understanding of the case, its players and the sequence of events. It also requires Mar to rely heavily on awkward transitions that can feel dislocating.