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From the acclaimed author of The Suitcase Baby and The Suicide Bride, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades.

In December 1932, as the Depression tightened its grip, the body of a woman was found in Queens Park, Sydney. It was a popular park. There were houses in plain view. Yet this woman had been violently murdered without anyone noticing. Other equally brutal and shocking murders of women in public places were to follow. Australia's first serial killer was at large.

Police failed to notice the similarities between the victims until the death of one young woman - an aspiring Olympic swimmer - made the whole city take notice. On scant evidence, the unassuming Eric Craig was arrested. But the killings didn't stop....

This compelling story of a city crippled by fear and a failing economy, of a killer at large as panic abounds, is also the story of what happens when victims aren't perfect and neither are suspects, and when a rush to judgment replaces the call of reason.

©2020 Tanya Bretherton (P)2020 Hachette Australia Audio

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Meticulously researched true crime

Taking us back to the years of the depression in Sydney this meticulously researched book weaves facts and contemporary accounts into a well told story that brings you along for the ride. Very well performed and read too. Highly recommended for all those who love true crime or even if you have a strong sense of justice.

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Enrapturing and Beautifully Written

I was engaged from the first word to the last, this is a fantastic book! Somehow the events, though traumatic (and true), so respectfully and beautifully unfold to create a great plot line. She uses imagery that is captivating and yet so sad at the same time, great book, thank you Bretherton x

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stick to the story

struggled to finish, voices almost baby and comedic at times. story gets off track a lot. more assumption than fact possibly. Australian police made to look very stupid.

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