Forever and Five Days is the story of the serial killings at the Alpine Nursing Home in Grand Rapids, MI. It is the story of nurses’ aides Cathy Wood and Gwen Graham and their relationship. The book provided a lot of background material, on the aides and the victims. However, in this account, the accused overshadow the victims. But the victims are not forgotten. The story seems so unbelievable, but yet heinous. The way the accused played with people’s lives and feelings bordered on the childish, even immature. But…were there really any murders? Did Cathy do this to get back at Gwen? If so, why did Gwen talk about it so often? This book is really good – well-written, with very complex characters. It was as if the author really knew them.
This was not the first time I read this book, and probably won’t be the last.
Forever and Five Days
Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Pinnacle (September 1, 1997)