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The Mars Room Free download ↠ 109 It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility deep in California’s Central Valley Outside is the world from. If I had never worked at The Mars Room If I had never met Creep Kennedy If Creep Kennedy had not decided to stalk me But he did decide to and then he did it relentlessly If none of that had happened I would not be on a bus heading for a life in a concrete slot The Mars Room grabbed me from the get go and I was hooked Romy Hall is serving two life sentences for murdering her stalker in front of a child Before this she worked as a stripper in a club called The Mars Room We follow both her life in the present in prison along with all the other women serving time as well as flash backs to her life before bringing up her son Jackson moving house to get away from her stalkerThere are also chapters involving Doc a bent police officer serving time for murder the woman who talked him into it is actually on death row in the same prison as Romy We see how he was besotted with Betty would do anything for her which turned out to include murder He is kept in an extra tight security prison along with paedophiles and rapists as they along with ex coppers are most likely to be attacked by the other inmatesAnother POV is Gordon Hauser working in the women s prison as a teacher helping most of them get their high school diplomas Though he freuently is screwed over by some of the inmatesThis book is dark but gripping it shines a light on a part of society we see very little of We learn that everything isn t all black and white Some of these women have served 20 years for minor offences whereas others were cold hard killers Who are we to decide what length of time is enough for a crime We are left with the ongoing uestion was Romy in the right to murder her stalker When we finally read about how that scene played out I still wasn t sure myself Yet that one choice has sent her to prison for the rest of her days Life does not go off the rails because it is the rails goes where it goes His Christmas Cowgirl Wildflower Ranch #6 prison along with all the other women serving time as well as flash backs to her life before bringing up her son Jackson moving house to get away from her stalkerThere are also chapters involving Doc a bent The Doctors Dating Bargain police officer serving time for murder the woman who talked him into it is actually on death row in the same The Collection Seasonal Products prison as Romy We see how he was besotted with Betty would do anything for her which turned out to include murder He is kept in an extra tight security Whispers of Feathers prison along with Entrepreneurial Vernacular Developers' Subdivisions in the 1920s Creating the North American Landscape prison as a teacher helping most of them get their high school diplomas Though he freuently is screwed over by some of the inmatesThis book is dark but gripping it shines a light on a Advanced C Programming by Example part of society we see very little of We learn that everything isn t all black and white Some of these women have served 20 years for minor offences whereas others were cold hard killers Who are we to decide what length of time is enough for a crime We are left with the ongoing uestion was Romy in the right to murder her stalker When we finally read about how that scene After We Collided played out I still wasn t sure myself Yet that one choice has sent her to Die Herrenschneiderei prison for the rest of her days Life does not go off the rails because it is the rails goes where it goes

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  • Hardcover
  • 338
  • The Mars Room
  • Rachel Kushner
  • English
  • 28 October 2019
  • 9781476756554