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This house of grief

This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial - Helen Garner

I am not a big true crime reader but this one has been getting some good reviews. As with anything concerning the deaths of young children, this one was heartbreaking. Would a father, just to get back at his ex-wife, actually stage an accident to murder his children?

Rating a book such as this one is hard. What am I rating, the quality of the case? Doesn't seem right somehow. The only thing I can say is that this was clearly written, easy to understand the trial and the evidence. It was presented in as unemotional a way as is possible in such a case. Not an enjoyable read but it was interesting seeing how the case was put together and the thoughts of the writer as she witnesses this case that had such a terrible outcome.

ARC from publisher.