May 17, 2013 at 06:01 pm
La Jolla High Grad’s ‘Lost Girls’ Is Finalist for San Diego Book Award
"Former Union-Tribune reporter was a finalist last year as well—for “Poisoned Love” on Kristin Rossum case.
Caitlin Rother, holding notes from jailhouse interview with John Gardner, and "Lost Girls" cover inset. Credit: Patch photo illustration
When Caitlin Rother launched Lost Girls, her account of how sex-offender John Gardner became the monster who raped and killed, she upset the families of teen victims Chelsea King and Amber Dubois.
On Thursday, Rother’s true-crime [sic] book drew a different reaction: praise."