A Death in Italy by John Follain
The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case

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It seems clear from "A Death in Italy" that she was telling the truth. She did herself no good with her obnoxious behavior, but a botched crime scene didn't help either.
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London Times journalist John Follain presents the most comprehensive account of the most publicized and controversial trial in a decade

Shortly after 12:30pm on November 2, 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been cut.

Four days later, the prosecutor jailed Meredith's roommate, American student Amanda Knox, and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend. He also jailed Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast drifter. Four years later Knox and Sollecito were acquitted amid chaotic scenes in front of the world's media.

Uniquely based on four years of reporting and access to the complete case files, and hundreds of first hand interviews, Death in Italy takes readers on a riveting journey behind the scenes of the investigation, as John Follain shares the drama of the trials and appeal hearings he lived through.

Including exclusive interviews with Meredith's friends and other key sources, Death in Italy reveals how the Italian dream turned into a nightmare.

 

About John Follain

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JOHN FOLLAIN was born in 1966. He studied at Oxford before joining Reuters, for which he worked as a correspondent in Rome and Paris. He has covered Italy for The Sunday Times since 1998. His previous books include The Last Godfathers and Zoya's Story on an Afghan resistance fighter, which was translated into fourteen languages. He was voted runner-up for the 2006 Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism, and nominated for the 2008 Magazine Journalism Awards for his interview with the Knox family.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 449 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Alexander Theroux on Aug 22 2012

It seems clear from "A Death in Italy" that she was telling the truth. She did herself no good with her obnoxious behavior, but a botched crime scene didn't help either.

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