Flook speaks . . .
As a follow-up to yesterday’s report about the arrest of a suspect in the murder of writer Christa Worthington, a report that implied the controversial bestselling book on the case, Invisible Eden, had been badly off-target, MobyLives revisits Robert Birnbaum‘s ind-depth interview with the author of that book, Maria Flook, for Identity Theory. “There are very particular reasons why there has been some negative responses to the book. One, it’s about a murder victim. And the victim’s loved ones and some of her friends, even her friends manqué might react to an outsider who comes in to talk about their loved one. Two, a small town is often sensitive to any portrait a writer makes about their tiny, insular world.”
Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.