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ROSE WEST: The Making of a Monster

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529394009

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 5th August 2021

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

Jane Carter Woodrow goes right back to the start of the infamous serial killer Rose West’s life, to try and piece together what happened to turn her into the violent monster she became.

A gripping listen on the real story of Rose West who, together with her husband Fred West, became Britain’s biggest and most notorious murderers.

***As seen on the Channel 5 documentary Making a Monster***



Although it’s hard to believe now, Rose West was an exceptionally beautiful little girl with long, glossy dark hair and big brown eyes. Looking at photos of young Rosie as a child, it is almost impossible to comprehend that she would grow up to become one of Britain’s most notorious female murderers. But Rose’s early life made her the perfect partner for Fred West, and the two committed a string of murders in Gloucester throughout the seventies and eighties. Her part in the killings is very different to that which many people believe even today.

What happened to that little girl to make her capable of such violence? Or was there something wrong – a predisposition to cruelty – which she was born with?

Crime writer Jane Carter Woodrow goes back to the start of Rose’s life to piece together what it was that turned her into a monster. In doing so, she presents us with a profile of the young Rose West and a fascinating insight into the mind of a killer.

ROSE WEST is a gripping listen which sheds light for the first time on the real story of Rose West – taking the listener on a journey from her childhood through to her becoming the country’s biggest and most infamous female sexual predator and serial killer.

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