By Eric Herman, Contributing: Mark J. Konkol, Pioneer Press
The Chicago Sun-Times
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On a quiet summer evening in suburban River Forest, five women sat in a leafy backyard for a meeting of their book club.
The yard seemed perfect for literary chat- secluded, surrounded by lush vegetation and bordered by a picket fence.
Shortly before 10 p.m., a man six weeks out of prison entered the yard.
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