Hey Bloody Murder here’s my TCNT it on SHOT IN THE HEART by Mikal Gilmore.
Most of you true crime nuts would be familiar with Norman Mailer’s true crime novel The Executioner’s Song.
It told the story of double murderer Gary Gilmore, the first killer to be executed in the U.S. (in 1977) in nearly a decade.
SHOT IN THE HEART in written by Gary Gilmore’s younger brother Mikal Gilmore
Mikal is a celebrated journalist and writer in his own right
Shot in the Heart tells the real, first-hand account of how the Gilmore boys grew up in a profoundly dysfunctional family.
In a house filled with substance abuse, child abuse, cheating and crime, Mikal’s perspective offers in-depth insight into what made Gary grow into the violent murderer he became.
While his brother, Mikal, channeled his energy into getting out and saving himself, Gary continued on the troubled path set forth by their family. He perhaps even believed that he was born inherently bad.
This deeply personal memoir is a cracker of a read. I found it quite moving and hard to bear at times but utilmately I couldn’t put it down.
Love your Podcast guys, never change.
Bridget Tomlinson NZ
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