Goodbye Dearest Holly is one book that was nothing I expected it to be.Ever since I read Vincent Bugliosi's Helter Skelter Novel about the Manson Family Murders, I've always loved real crime detective works and investigative novel. Most of the books I've read have been written by the prosecutor or outsiders, allowing them to be impartial and detached when outlining the events that took place and the journey towards the solving of the crime. This is the angle I am used to; the angle I expected Goodbye Dearest Holly to take. The book surprised me by taking a different perspective. I was able to see a side of the crimes that I had never thought about before. While I always enjoyed the thrill of investigation and trying to picture who the perpetrator of the crime could be, I never imagined the pain of the victims, the fears, frustrations, and heartache experienced by the ones left behind. This book is written by a hurting father, grieving for his dead daughter.
Other Books on the Case
Goodbye, Dearest Holly: Ten Years On
This was going to be my next book, but I read that it is mostly a repeat of the earlier book Goodbye Dearest Holly, so I probably won't get it.For those who have not read the first book though, this would be their best choice as the kindle edition is just $3.99.
Beyond Evil - Inside the Twisted Mind of Ian Huntley
By Nathan YatesThis is another book on the murders by Nathan Yates. As a reporter with the Daily Mirror at the time of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman's murders, Nathan yates covered horrific incident from the day the girls disappeared.Nathan and his collegues detailed and indepth reporting of all the events that took place would later earn them the Team Reporters of the year Title at the British Press Awards in year 2003.He even interviewed the murderers Huntley and his girlfriend Maxine in the very house where the murders took place just days before the truth came out.The book reveals some lies that Huntley later admitted to telling under oath on the circumstances of one of the sickening murders.
The horrific killings of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman stunned and sickened the country. The man discovered liable of their killings is currently one of the most castigated men in the nation. As though his wrongdoing was not unpleasant enough, he has as of late conceded that he lied under oath about the circumstances of one of the killings. This in-profundity book has been written by investigative columnist Nathan Yates, who saw the homicide investigation one on one and even talked with Huntley and former lover Maxine Carr. Yates also has further disclosures about how far Huntley has lied about what happened that heartbreaking day.