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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Drawn into Hell is a work of non-fiction in the true crime, legal and social issues subgenres. It is best suited to the mature adult reading audience owing to references and descriptions of graphic violence, murder, racial abuse, prejudice, and discrimination. Penned by Don Vanlandingham Sr., the work takes us through the events leading up to, surrounding, and after the incident on June 21, 1964, where three young men in Mississippi were murdered for their involvement in helping people of color get access to voter registration and rights. Told in a narrative, novel style, the work follows the exploits of the struggle for justice in a time when no white person had ever been convicted for their crimes against people of color.
Don Vanlandingham Sr. takes readers on a journey through some of the darkest moments of American and modern social history, and he does it with a compelling sense of drama, timing, and narrative skill that will engage fans of crime fiction just as much as true crime readers. I was especially impressed by the raw honesty of the work in discussing many of the mistakes and ignorance happening at the time amongst ordinary people who, although not explicitly racist themselves, sat idly by as organizations like the Ku Klux Klan gained power around them. The book was both interesting and educational, but also emotive and harrowing in a way that I’ll remember for a long time ahead. Drawn into Hell is a compelling and essential read for anyone with an interest in learning more about social history and racial injustice.