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And Then the Darkness: The Disappearance of Peter Falconio and the Trial s of Joanne Lees
     

And Then the Darkness: The Disappearance of Peter Falconio and the Trial s of Joanne Lees

by Williams Sue
 
two young English tourists waylaid in the outback by a predatory stranger, a single gunshot, and then the darkness. Peter Falconio's disappearance sparked one of the biggest manhunts and mysteries in Australia's history. the only witness was Peter's girlfriend, Joanne Lees, who was found wandering the highway, her hands bound in front of her and tape matted in her

Overview

two young English tourists waylaid in the outback by a predatory stranger, a single gunshot, and then the darkness. Peter Falconio's disappearance sparked one of the biggest manhunts and mysteries in Australia's history. the only witness was Peter's girlfriend, Joanne Lees, who was found wandering the highway, her hands bound in front of her and tape matted in her hair. the only clue was a pool of blood found by police at the back of the couple's Kombi. Joanne's account of her ordeal - the apparent murder of her partner, her binding and gagging, and her miraculous escape into the bush away from her burly attacker and his dog - provoked a frenzy of media interest and a huge police operation, but as clues to the attacker's identity were few and far between and police blunders mounted, doubts about Joanne's story began to surface. Was this seemingly innocent English backpacker a liar, after all? three years on, the saga continues with the trial of Bradley Murdoch, a gun-happy drifter from Western Australia, numerous conspiracy theories and, finally, the discover of some vital genetic evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780730496632
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Sue Williams is an award-winning journalist and author who has written in a variety of genres. Her last book was the best-selling Women of the Outback: Inspiring True Stories of Tragedy and Triumph. Others include Peter Ryan: The Inside Story; Mean Streets, Kind Heart: The Father Chris Riley Story; and And Then the Darkness, about the disappearance of the British backpacker Peter Falconio for ABC Books, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Golden Dagger Award in the UK for the international True Crime Book of the Year, and shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards in Australia.

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