I wanted to like this book so much. It combines two of my favorite things: True Crime and Memoir; and the crime part of this book is so very interesting. Maura Murray disappeared off a country road in winter and hasnt been seen since. Was she murdered? Did she flee a messy personal life? That part of the story is coherent and investigative and intriguing. However, when Renner inserts his own personal story into the story of Maura, things get a little dicey. I think it was a case of TMI about his hyperactive and violent son who is psychic um, what?! or his visit to a strip club (after which he calls his wife because he found inspiration there for his new book). So if you want to read this book for the mystery of Maura Murray, go for it, Renner doesnt miss with his analysis of that event.
The author of The Serial Killer's Apprentice traces his obsessive quest to solve the 2004 disappearance of University of Massachusetts student Maura Murray, describing the initial fascination with true crime that led to his successful but high-risk career as an investigative journalist.