Review: I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIver

Ruth McIver’s “I Shot the Devil” is set up like a conventional crime novel, but it’s more complex and emotionally-charged than your average whodunit. 

Erin Sloan, a journalist too close to the story, revisits the notorious Southport Three murders from almost twenty years ago, when five teenagers walked into the West Cypress Woods, and only three came out. 

When the dust settled on the initial maelstrom of sensationalised media reportage and incompetent policework, the two deaths were deemed a consequence of a murderous satantic ritual orchestrated by Ricky Hell, who was shot and killed at the scene. 

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