Follain's impartiality works beautifully ... Follain always manages to bring humanity to the book in between the gory detail.
In a case as familiar as this has become, it is surprising to go over it from the start ... (DEATH IN PERUGIA) does a good job of reminding us that amid the reams of print and reel are human lives; some innocent and some guilty, but all irreparably disfigured by this horribly sad story.
A hot-off-the press account of the riveting murder trial of American student Amanda Knox, accused with her boyfriend and a drifter of killing her flatmate Meredith Kercher.
I was very much in the grip of this book. For two days I didn't switch on the TV ... Follain's account will trouble you for days.
The British journalist John Follain has drawn upon the transcripts of Knox's lengthy trial and hundreds of interviews to give what may be the definitive account of the case. It's an ugly, confusing story but one he relates with clarity, compassion and a wealth of fascinating detail...Follain's account of this saga is gripping.
an excellent account of the tragedy and the very Italian drama that followed.
A fascinating book.
'a careful, factual account of the case from the very beginning, complete with exhaustive interviews with key players, assiduous explanation of the complex details of the case, and a good understanding of the Italian judicial process'.
I've been absorbed all week by ... the enthralling, soon to be best seller, I'm sure, DEATH IN PERUGIA.
A gripping read: a balanced, detailed account that allows the reader to respond to the central question: did they or didn't they?... It's hard to imagine there will be a better book on the subject.