A look at more than a crime

People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up - Richard Lloyd Parry

Parry's book looks at the murder of a young British hostess, but also at the cultures that led to such a murder as well as the effect of the murder on the family.  In many cases, it is easy to find a side a champion, at least in terms of a family that is broken (the victim's parents were divorced).  It is to Parry's credit that he doesn't take sides, that he takes a step and examines the role fo media and how people view survivors.