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Robin GivhanThanks to an impressive degree of access to both Santo and Donatella, as well as to a host of their friends and family members [Ball] describes in riveting detail what the siblings were thinking behind their grief-stricken visages. She reveals how the family coped with the innuendo and the chaos. And she explains, with the calm and measured tones of a journalist steeped in the facts, exactly what led to the dramatic intervention that eventually sent Donatella to rehab in the United States and cleared the way for the company to, just maybe, survive…[Ball] doesn't sugar-coat the Versaces' story, but she doesn't transform it into a tabloid tell-all, either. It is, after all, dramatic enough on its own. Instead, she brings an all too rare instinct to this book: objectivity.
—The Washington Post