Do you love a good whodunit? Join others who have a similar interest in true crime at our book club! Each month we will read and discuss a true crime title from the library's collection. Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Sunday of the Month at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room B at the Headquarters Library. Seating is limited.
Book club copies of the current title will be available for checkout at the Headquarters Library Reference Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. To confirm availability, please call 352-334-3940 or email Sabrina. We will also try to make copies available in eBook/eAudiobook formats on Libby whenever possible.
Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders by Kathryn Miles
Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. | Headquarters Library - Meeting Room B
They must have been followed. That’s the thought I return to after all these years...
In May 1996, two skilled backcountry leaders, Lollie Winans and Julie Williams, entered Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park for a week-long backcountry camping trip. The free-spirited and remarkable young couple had met and fallen in love the previous summer while working at a world-renowned outdoor program for women. During their final days in the park, they descended the narrow remnants of a trail and pitched their tent in a hidden spot. After the pair didn’t return home as planned, park rangers found a scene of horror at their campsite, their tent slashed open, their beloved dog missing, and both women dead in their sleeping bags. The unsolved murders of Winans and Williams continue to haunt all who had encountered them or knew their story.
When award-winning journalist and outdoors expert Kathryn Miles begins looking into the case, she discovers conflicting evidence, mismatched timelines, and details that just don’t add up. With unprecedented access to crucial crime-scene forensics and key witnesses—and with a growing sense of both mission and obsession—she begins to uncover the truth. An innocent man, Miles is convinced, has been under suspicion for decades, while the true culprit is a known serial killer, if only authorities would take a closer look.
Intimate, page-turning, and brilliantly reported, Trailed is a love story and a call to justice—and a searching and urgent plea to make wilderness a safe space for women—destined to become a true crime classic. (Amazon)
January 8th - The Icepick Surgeon by Sam Kean
February 12th - The Snapshot Killer by Duncan McNab
Interested in other book clubs? The Alachua County Library District has several. You can find more information on our Book Clubs page.