On July 23, 2007, Dr. Petit’s house was broken into, his wife and two daughters were raped and murdered, Dr. Petit was beaten and left for dead and his house was then set on fire and burned to the ground. In The Rising, Ryan D’Agostino shares in graphic detail the events of this horrible night. How Dr. Petit desperately wanted to protect and defend his family but was physically unable to.
The book takes the reader through every grueling detail of the trial. How the Petit family and friends had to sit through pictures and testimonies of that horrific night. Thankfully the book doesn’t end there. After the terrible events of that night and the years and trials that followed, Dr. Petit discovers a new passion and reason for living.
The book ends with a good ending. It kind of reminded me of Job and what happened to him. The book was a little hard to read at times because of the subject matter, but was also hard to put down because you wanted to know more.
This book was a good read and I would recommend buying it.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by Blogging for Books.