A Death in Italy

A Death in Italy

The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case

Book - 2013
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John Follain

London Times journalist John Follain presents the most comprehensive account of the most publicized and controversial trial in a decade

Shortly after 12:30pm on November 2, 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been cut.

Four days later, the prosecutor jailed Meredith's roommate, American student Amanda Knox, and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend. He also jailed Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast drifter. Four years later Knox and Sollecito were acquitted amid chaotic scenes in front of the world's media.

Uniquely based on four years of reporting and access to the complete case files, and hundreds of first hand interviews, Death in Italy takes readers on a riveting journey behind the scenes of the investigation, as John Follain shares the drama of the trials and appeal hearings he lived through.

Including exclusive interviews with Meredith's friends and other key sources, Death in Italy reveals how the Italian dream turned into a nightmare.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2013, c2011
ISBN: 9781250019387
Branch Call Number: Pbk 364.1523 FOL


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Nov 07, 2016

I got 3/4 of the way through and totally lost interest. I ended up reading from the back forward and found it was a better way to read this book. Won't be seeking out any other books by this author.

peachtrick Sep 21, 2012

This book is right in the comments written saying that it is gripping and you are always kept guessing on whether you believe in the innocence or guilt of the parties involved. I was truly absorbed from the beginning. a great account of the story of what happened on the days leading up to the murder to the trial and beyond. great book!!

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