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Saturday, April 9, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: Australian True Crime: Little Girls Lost
Title: Australian True Crime: Little Girls Lost
Author: Helen Reade
Publisher: Five Mile Press
Release Date: February 2011
This book is in the Australian True Crime series by Five Mile Press and written by one of the most recognised authorities on Australia’s worst criminals and serial killers. If you are interested in true crime books then this one will appeal to you. It is written with a great deal of research and depth, apparent by the explicit details of the crimes, criminals and victims. It highlights all the injustices associated with the legal system, as well as times when the Australian legal system has performed in a victims favour.
Little Girls Lost tells the heartbreaking stories of the murders of four girls (Nicole Hanns aged 5, Ebony Simpson 9, Lauren Barry 14 and Nichole Collins 16). But it also gives a groundbreaking account of how the girls grieving parents brought about changes in the law to ease the unbearable burden for themselves- and the families of other homicide victims.
The author writes passionately about these stories of horror and injustice, making it a very emotional and disturbing read.