Leah Sottile with Heidi Groover

A Rexburg, Idaho true-crime story with so many layers and levels to it that a book had to be written, found its astute and captivating chronicler in Oregon investigative journalist Leah Sottile and her riveting book, When the Moon Turns to Blood: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and a Story of Murder, Wild Faith, and End Times (Twelve).

"When the Moon Turns to Blood is a harrowing and fascinating tale of apocalyptic obsession and murder. Leah Sottile leads us down every head-shaking twist and turn of the case, an expert guide to the dark tributaries of religious extremism that run closer to the American mainstream than we’d ever like to believe."—Jess Walter.

"Leah Sottile is the writer every journalist dreams of being: A crackerjack investigator who has a nose for the telling details everyone else misses, and a gifted writer who can craft a moving literary narrative. Most of all, When the Moon Turns to Blood is an important book whose real subject is far more than a simple, horrifying murder case: It is a gut-wrenching fable about our upside-down, gaslit times, and what it tells us about ourselves and our susceptibility to the unreality of authoritarian conspiracism is profoundly disturbing. Everyone should read it."—David Neiwert.

Joining Leah Sottile in conversation this evening will be Seattle Times journalist Heidi Groover

 

When the Moon Turns to Blood: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and a Story of Murder, Wild Faith, and End Times By Leah Sottile Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538721353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Twelve - June 21st, 2022

Location: 
Live & In-Person at Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
Time Zone: 
PDT
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