[[ Reading ]] ➶ Losing Jon: A Teen's Tragic Death, a Police Cover-Up, a Community's Fight for Justice Author David Parrish – Addwebsites.info

[[ Reading ]] ➶ Losing Jon: A Teen's Tragic Death, a Police Cover-Up, a Community's Fight for Justice Author David  Parrish – Addwebsites.info A PopSugar Best True Crime Book Of The Twists And Turns Read Like A Page Turning Thriller, But Losing Jon Is All Fact This Is True Crime At The Highest Of Levels Scary, Heartbreaking And Completely Insightful Brad Meltzer, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Escape ArtistDavid Parrish Was In Disbelief When He Learned That Nineteen Year Old Jon Bowie S Body Had Been Found Hanged From A Backstop At The Local High School S Baseball Field And The Death Declared A Suicide David Had Known Jon And His Twin Brother Since They Were Boys He Had Coached Them On The Baseball Field And Welcomed Them Into His Home For Sleepovers With His Own Sons However, When David Learned How Jon S Body Was Found, He Felt Compelled To Find The Facts Behind This Incomprehensible TragedySoon, David Would Learn Of A Brutal Incident At A Local Motel Where Jon And His Brother Had Been Severely Beaten By Police Officers, The Charges Filed Against Those Officers, And The Months Of Harassment And Intimidation Jon And His Brother Endured Few In The Utopian Community Of Columbia, Maryland, Believed Jon Could Commit Such A Final Act Like Many Others, David Wondered How A Fateful Night Of Teens Blowing Off Steam Could Lead To Such A Tragic End As Law Enforcement Failed To Find Answers And Seemed Intent On Preventing The Truth From Surfacing, David Uncovered A System Of Cover Ups That Could Only Lead To One Conclusion Jon S Death Was An Act Of Murder A True Page Turner, Filled With Almost Too Unbelievable To Be True Details Of One Community S Fight To Find Justice For One Of Its Own The Issues Raised, Particularly When It Comes To Questions Of Police Brutality And Cover Ups, Are Very Much Relevant Today New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Pulitzer Includes Pages Of Photographs Thank you, Netgalley and publisher, for giving me a copy of this book.This book is very strange I think the author wrote it because he wanted people to know and remember Jon, and that is understandable But sometimes it seemed a fictional story, with so many psychics and unrelated random things happening all the time It was hard to remember that it is real because it s so frustrating that the case wans t even resolved and that police was so corrupt and incompetent That is real life, I know, Thank you, Netgalley and publisher, for giving me a copy of this book.This book is very strange I think the author wrote it because he wanted people to know and remember Jon, and that is understandable But sometimes it seemed a fictional story, with so many psychics and unrelated random things happening all the time It was hard to remember that it is real because it s so frustrating that the case wans t even resolved and that police was so corrupt and incompetent That is real life, I know, but I just thought we were getting somewhere with all this and that didn t happen R.I.P Jon Bowie Whoaaaaa a very emotive account of the still largely unanswered mystery surrounding the apparent suicide of a young man.The suggestion of a murder and police involvement had me hooked from the synopsis, and it didn t disappoint.Eerily written, this is a wonderful yet sad and harrowing story for true crime fans everywhere. TWITTER INSTAGRAMCheck out the full review on my website CLICK HEREREVIEW DISCLAIMER Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.David Parrish s Losing Jon is a harrowing account of a teenager s death following a night of partying under suspicious circumstances The whole book is written to bring out the police brutality in Howard county and the steps the police, FBI, and other officials took to cover up the crime The TWITTER INSTAGRAMCheck out the full review on my website CLICK HEREREVIEW DISCLAIMER Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.David Parrish s Losing Jon is a harrowing account of a teenager s death following a night of partying under suspicious circumstances The whole book is written to bring out the police brutality in Howard county and the steps the police, FBI, and other officials took to cover up the crime The book was engaging and gripping in its storytelling I was interested in finding out what had happened to Jon Bowie and hoped to God the murderer murderers were caught The book takes us through Jon and Mickey s lives as they navigate their school and college Jon and Mickey were twins and they were one night partying at a motel with 12 other friends when police came knocking on their door Everything that happened from there is quite surreal, almost movie like but sadly true The accounts from the witnesses and fellow students all report that excessive force was used on the students by the police Later the kids were harassed and followed and stalked by the police And one night the body of Jon was seen by a jogger hanging from the baseball backstop The whole incident is horrific and on top of that, the way the police and FBI behaved towards the victims was simply disturbing and cruel They were intentionally framing the kids and also trying to make it seem like Jon committed suicide and not handling the proper investigation to solve the crime The blase way the whole case was handled and the other incidents surrounding it are all one big mess of incompetency on the legal system as well I was hooked from the beginning and theI read theI was drawn to the case I felt bad for the family, friends, and victims I was frustrated and angry and emotional through the book I thought the book was going to be a solid 5 stars book for me and it was going to be giving us the answers to the case and how it got resolved Let s just say that didn t happen and I was highly disappointed by it The book ended abruptly and we don t get to see or find out how Jon Bowie dies There are no answers to some of the questions that were frequently asked throughout the book, and adding to the confusion we have psychics and their prediction muddying everything I am confused and disappointed by the way the case was closed and on top of that, we do not get answers to the important points made in the book I wish the author addressed them and help resolve the issues The book simply leaves readers with the family moving on with their lives because Jon appeared to them and told them to let it go After all of the struggle and pain and hard work, it just seems like we are left in the dark withquestions than answers I don t believe justice was served to the families involved, the case got closed without proper investigations, and there are too many people whose roles feels undefined in the entire case I gave the book 3.5 stars and it would have been a 5 star read if not for the way the book ended I sincerely hope the family got their answers and they are at peace I can t imagine the pain and turmoil the family must have been in following Jon s untimely death I pray the wrongdoers were all brought to justice and they answered for their failures to provide the closure for the family I believe this is an important story and everyone should read this book to be aware of the brutality and possible cover up of crimes committed by the police and other systems Losing Jon A Teen s Tragic Death, a Police Cover Up, a Community s Fight for Justice is one of the best true crime books I ve read in a long time Author David Parrish did an excellent job of writing, talking to the reader as if we were sitting next to him and having a conversation As he was an integral part of the story, he was able to offer insight into the situation that adistanced person could not.Teenager Jon Bowie and his twin brother, Mickey, lived in a small community in Maryland Losing Jon A Teen s Tragic Death, a Police Cover Up, a Community s Fight for Justice is one of the best true crime books I ve read in a long time Author David Parrish did an excellent job of writing, talking to the reader as if we were sitting next to him and having a conversation As he was an integral part of the story, he was able to offer insight into the situation that adistanced person could not.Teenager Jon Bowie and his twin brother, Mickey, lived in a small community in Maryland One night, at a party they were brutally beaten and arrested by police officers who had answered a noise complaint about the party No drugs or anything other than some alcohol and a pipe were found at the scene Jon and his brother, along with others, filed complaints about their treatment by the police, who had a reputation for brutality, specifically toward teenagers Shortly after this, Jon s body was found hanging from a backstop at the high school Police determined it was a suicide, although evidence pointed to homicide.The author, David Parrish, knew the twins and had coached them in baseball He, along with family members and other friends, knew that Jon wouldn t have taken his own life Lies that the police blatantly told about Jon s reputation for drinking and drugs were held up as truth, even though there was no evidence for this.David Parrish worked diligently with Jon s family and friends to clear Jon s name and bring the police officers involved to justice If you aren t aware of the story I wasn t , then I won t spoil it by giving the end of the book away I will only say that instances that happened throughout the book made me angry and frustrated, and this was an important story to tell.Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books and Citadel for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.5 stars This is an interesting and relevant true crime piece about, well, a teen s tragic death, a police cover up, and a community s fight for justice just as advertised Jon Bowie and his brother Mickey were having a little party at a Red Roof Inn somewhere in Maryland The police got a noise complaint from the motel and went to check it out, but the situation soon turned nasty The three officers andwho came on the scene didn t like the Bowie brothers attitudes, and what was supposed to b This is an interesting and relevant true crime piece about, well, a teen s tragic death, a police cover up, and a community s fight for justice just as advertised Jon Bowie and his brother Mickey were having a little party at a Red Roof Inn somewhere in Maryland The police got a noise complaint from the motel and went to check it out, but the situation soon turned nasty The three officers andwho came on the scene didn t like the Bowie brothers attitudes, and what was supposed to be an easy check in turned into a disgusting display of overreactive police brutality on two innocent teenage boys The Bowie brothers were arrested, but opened a suit against the officers for abuse of force A few weeks later, Jon Bowie would be found dead, hanging from the backstop of the local baseball diamond The police ruled it as a suicide, despite assurances from everyone Jon Bowie knew including the author, who was Bowie s baseball coach that he would have never committed suicide The police made insinuations and false statements about the boy s character, sometimes seemingly covering up evidence rather than leading an investigation The small community was outraged they knew foul play was afoot so when the police ruled it a suicide, they decided to lead their own investigation to find out what really happened to Jon Bowie This is a good story, but the way it was written doesn t do the excitement justice I had a hard time following events and people, and a lot of the plot is legal action and waiting for results decisions yes, most legal thrillers are this way, but this didn t seem like a legal thriller In my opinion, this may have been better if told from the perspective of an objective outsider rather than a member of the community of course, Parrish has amazing insights to offer on the details of the investigation, but I wonder if this story might receive another treatment Lastly, there s quite a bit of supernatural talk here mostly people having telling dreams, seeing things, sensing things lots of folks with ESP This took a bit out of the story to me I understand what purpose these feelings and premonitions added to the story, but I m a total skeptic, and I found myself being a bit leary of all this Overall, this is a good pick for a quick true crime read a story that is little known but deserves attention Thank you to Citadel Press for the ARC This is a true story of a teen s death, ruled a homicide The young man had suffered police brutality and a coverup ensues It s amazing that the coverup extends to the FBI It s a totally engrossing read I felt such empathy for the family and friends of Jon It s a sad story but one I couldn t put down I recommend it. A captivating, heartfelt and thrilling story based on true events Incredible true story that reads like a thriller This fast moving story intimately connects the reader with the characters and drills into the heart of what it means to be a mother and a community determined to find justice no matter the cost This book snatched my attention from the first page and didn t let go until the last. This was a good true crime book by author David Parrish that s coming out next month April 2020 It certainly got my attention and kept me involved with the story of twin brothers Mickey and Jon Bowie, who were at a party in a motel room one night when the cops were called over a noise complaint There were a group of others there that night too, but the twin Bowie brothers ran afoul of the anger and received the brunt of the punishment of the police that night It was really over the top The This was a good true crime book by author David Parrish that s coming out next month April 2020 It certainly got my attention and kept me involved with the story of twin brothers Mickey and Jon Bowie, who were at a party in a motel room one night when the cops were called over a noise complaint There were a group of others there that night too, but the twin Bowie brothers ran afoul of the anger and received the brunt of the punishment of the police that night It was really over the top The aftermath left ongoing animosity between several of the cops and the underage partiers The twins, with Jon in particular, was being harassed daily Tt gets really twisted a few nights later when Jon is found dead, and the mystery is on to figure out how it really happened Many twists in this true crime book Advanced electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author David Parrish and Citadel For anyone interested in true crime reads, documentaries, or podcasts, this story is definitely going to be right up your alley, especially for fans of the first season of the Serial podcast or the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer This story is about police corruption and murder The story is riveting and, at times, a little scary The author does an excellent job of evoking a feeling of community to the reader, making you feel like you are one of them, probably because the author was, in For anyone interested in true crime reads, documentaries, or podcasts, this story is definitely going to be right up your alley, especially for fans of the first season of the Serial podcast or the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer This story is about police corruption and murder The story is riveting and, at times, a little scary The author does an excellent job of evoking a feeling of community to the reader, making you feel like you are one of them, probably because the author was, in fact, one of them Getting to experience the story from someone who, not only lived it but, was on the front lines is a special treat, for me as a reader and lover of true crime The writing for this book, though, was a bit clunky for me and, as you can tell, that of a first time book author David Parrish worked as a technical writer and it shows The writing at times felt almost robotic Plus, there were sentences that just didn t make a whole lot of sense, some that weren t needed and or misplaced, several sentences seemed to be copied and pasted for reuse, and even some that seemed to contradict one another Don t go in expecting this book to be on par with the classic Ann Rule book The Stranger Beside Me Also, I felt that the supernatural aspects of this book really detracted from the gravity of the situation for me it would often times take me out of the story resulting in eye rolls and heavy sighs But, I just kept reminding myself that even the sanest of us might believe in the craziest of possibilities when we are at our most desperate In the end, I found the book enjoyable, but at times hard to stick with

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