Review: The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice by Rebecca Musser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was powerful. I remember when the book came out I watched Musser on some TV show. She seemed so relatable and her story was intriguing. This book illustrates that.

She tells her life story from childhood. The experiences she had in the FLDS were beyond what I imagined. And this helps give context for the rest of the story.

The most powerful part of the book is the description of Warren Jeffs’ trial. It was really hard to listen to. If I was actually turning pages it would have taken me a lot longer because I would have been stopping to put the book down after every few sentences.

I understand that there’s some kind of controversy about whether her story is accurate or full of exaggerations. I don’t understand where that comes from and what it’s based on. What makes her untrustworthy? I have no reason to believe that the truth is anything other than the story she tells.

My only troubles I had were the few occasions when I was mentally correcting her wording or sentence structure. Though, it’s possible that some of it was just her stylistic cc choices.

It’s an excellent story that every American should read.

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