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THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF HELEN GARNER

April 12, 2016

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THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF HELEN GARNER

THE STORY OF A MURDER TRIAL

WINNER, NED KELLY AWARD, BEST TRUE CRIME

On Father’s Day 2005, three young boys drowned when the car their father was driving went off the road and plunged into a dam.

A gripping account of a murder trial in which few of the participants act and react in ways we might predict. It’s an examination not just of what happened, but also of what we prefer to believe and what we cannot face believing.

MY REVIEW

Helen Garner is a great writer, her prose short but right to the point. This House of Grief, is a harrowing true crime story . With a broken marriage the father could have walked away, made a new life for himself. Why did he plunge his car into a dam ? His children drowned, but he swam away. Is he pure evil? Readers will decide. The court will decide. I will certainly be reading more of Helen Garner’s true crime books. I highly recommend crime readers to buy and read this book, making your judgment.

Published by Text Publishing Melbourne Australia

 

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