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Monday, May 14, 2012

First Page Mondays: Raging Heart by Sheila Weller

As part of the First Page Mondays here at The Book Worm, here's the first page from the book 'Raging Heart' by Sheila Weller, based on the the brutal tortures and subsequent murder of Nicole Brown at the hands of her football-legend husband, O.J. Simpson. 


 At 12:10 AM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 14, - EXACTLY TWENTY-FOUR HOURS after the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found in the courtyard of Nicole's condominium at 875 South Bundy Drive - O.J. Simpson walked upstairs into his master bedroom suite at 360 North Rockingham Avenue.

 He was not alone. He was accompanied by a man he had known for many years. This man, whom we will call Leo, was experienced in criminal procedure and had some knowledge of the techniques of determining guilt from innocence. What Leo learned by talking to Simpson in his bedroom that night - an exchange whose mere existence has never been revealed before, not even to the prosecution - would leave him deeply troubled.

 That bedroom conversation was part of a week in which O.J. Simpson said other things about - and to - his dead wife. These words and actions have never been reported anywhere. They might be construed as cries of the heart.

 Or they might be construed as something else, something considerably more significant.

 An hour earlier, O.J. Simpson was downstairs, sitting on a couch between two of his best friends. Swirling around him, through the .....'

- Debolina Raja Gupta