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1.0 out of 5 starsTotal Waste of Time
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2013
I found so many errors in the "reporting". The citations to dubious sources of information as if they were facts was very disappointing. The dialog was meandering and without structure and it ended very abruptly.
This short book reads like a synopsis of tabloid articles on the murder of Meredith Kercher. Almost all of the possible evidence against Amanda Knox is presented very simplistically, with no in-depth rebuttal. Although the authors admit that there are some confusing aspects to this case and who knows this or that, on the whole, this book is a hatchet job on Amanda Knox. Just a few examples of the errors I found are: - Suggestion that since Amanda Knox and Rudy Guede might have crossed paths on Halloween night at the Merlin Pub, maybe they did meet and talk about getting together the next night. Why introduce this fantasy when there were no witnesses? Bizarre. - Authors suggest that if the thief of Meredith's phones had tossed the phones a little further, they wouldn't have been heard or found, and the whole case might have changed. How? There is no explanation - just a profound thought! - Mention that Raffaele called police (Carabinieri) after the Postal Police had already arrived. This point was proved a lie in court and in numerous posts. It was proved that although Postal Police arrived at 12:49 pm by the clock on a garage security camera, this clock was at least 12-15 minutes slow, placing the actual arrival of these police at 1:01-1:04pm, being after Raffaele's two calls at 12:51 and 12:54pm. - Authors question how could Amanda have possibly known how Meredith died (blood loss) when she didn't have the chance to look into Meredith's room when the door was broken down. Actually, it's well known that Amanda received a ride to the police station with friends of Filomena (her roommate) who had looked into the room after the door was opened and gave Amanda this information. - Authors mention that the detectives are convinced that the break-in was staged. Never mind that there are numerous experts who have refuted this crazy theory. The authors just go along with the prosecution without any discussion.
I hope these authors aren't dear friends of prosecutor Mignini or Judge Massei. People reading about this case deserve a fair and thorough analysis of all of the key points of this case. This book fell hopelessly short.