A Death in Italy The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case, by Follain, John
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- ISBN: 9781250019387 | 1250019389
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/30/2013
The most balanced account of the controversial murder trial, including exclusive interviews with the victim's friends and other key sources.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 flatmate 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.London Times journalist John Follain covered the trial itself and conducted hundreds of firsthand interviews with Amanda, her family, her alleged victim's family and law enforcement officials.Uniquely based on four years of reporting and access to the complete case files, A Death In Italy takes readers on a riveting journey behind the scenes of the investigation, as Follain shares the drama of the trials and appeal hearings he lived through."A "must read." An excellent account of the tragedy and the very Italian drama that followed." - The Sunday Times (UK)"It's a gripping read: a balanced, detailed account that allows thereader to respond to the central question: did they or didn't they?" - The Observer (UK)