Horrible Man - Sinister Secrets and Truths Untold: The Portland Hair Salon Murders

Horrible Man - Sinister Secrets and Truths Untold: The Portland Hair Salon Murders

by Leonie Wallace


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It is one of Australia's worst unsolved crimes. On a Friday afternoon as the wind-down to the weekend begins, two women are held hostage in a hairdressing salon. They scream and fight for their lives, but they face a killer's frenzied rage. Two unlikely victims and an unlikely crime scene at an unlikely time of day. No motive, no weapon found, no known offender; but, someone, somewhere, knows the truth. It is a long time to keep such a shocking secret - it has now been more than 20 years.

Former journalist Leonie Wallace overcomes her own fears to examine in depth this heinous crime, tracing the lives of those closely connected, including members of the victims' families, witnesses and suspects, to present some important and surprising revelations.

This is a disturbing account, however, it is not just a book about murder. Many more layers exist. It is also a story of great courage and love as those at its epicentre continue their quest for justice and closure.

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ISBN-13: 9780980672978
Publisher: Fontaine Press
Publication date: 02/18/2012
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Horrible Man: Sinister Secrets and Truths Untold : The Portland Hair Salon Murders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ungoliant on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don¿t read much true crime, but these murders happened in my home town. I was 2 years old when it happened but the terrifyingly brutal murders have left a very unsettling memory in the town, especially since the case remains unsolved.This was very well written, with the author revealing information on every person involved (suspect or otherwise) and possible related crimes, so readers are free to make up their own minds on who could have done it. It was a deeply engrossing, interesting and disturbing read.