Illustrations: Cecilia Fletcher

Why Women Are Obsessed With True Crime

For many female fans, true crime is exposure therapy

The summer before my sophomore year of high school, a classmate of mine was murdered by a stranger while he was doing yard work on his parents’ front lawn. His name was Alain Colaco, and while we weren’t close, I knew him as ridiculously smart, very cute (he was the object of various friends’ crushes), and…