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In May 1996, two women entered Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. They never left.
Lollie Winans and Julie Williams, a young couple who loved the outdoors and had plenty of experience with it, had come for a backcountry camping trip that should have lasted about a week. Instead, park rangers found a shocking scene: The two had been assaulted and murdered in their tent. Who could have attacked these two women, and why?
While the murders have never officially been solved, journalist and outdoors expert Kathryn Miles presents a detailed look at the case — and a disturbing theory — in her new book "Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders." By closely examining the evidence, she wrote that several details of the case don't quite add up and conflict with each other, leading her to reject the person usually suspected in the crime and instead believe a serial killer may have been the culprit behind these disturbing murders. A thoughtful and detailed dive into the case, it's Oxygen Book Club's June 2022 pick.
"Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders" is a fascinating, well-researched true crime book you'll be thinking about for days after you finish, whether you walk away believing their murders were the work of a serial killer or not.
Read along with Oxygen Book Club, and keep an eye out for our video interviews with the authors, as well as guided discussion questions. Happy reading!
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