Leaving Atlanta

The Atlanta Child Murders happened between 79-81 when at least 28 African-American children were killed by a serial killer and most murders remain, to this day, unsolved. It’s a key plotline in the second season of Netflix series Mindhunter. Author Tayari Jones grew up in Atlanta during this time and this, her first novel, is written from the perspective of three children living in the area and having friends and classmates disappear. It’s an amazing book. It’s beautiful and painful and horrific, and very wonderful.