A shocking true story of of murder on an a tiny tropical Island by the name of Palmyra. The story and the details of the trial are extremely well documented and I enjoyed being the extra person on the Jury and forming my own opinion of after reading and listening to all the evidence.
I enjoyed this read although it was extremely long winded and a little indulgent from the writers point of view, but seeing as Vincent Bugliosi had a front row seat at the trial I am sure writing this book was a passion and he felt he needed to get as much information as possible into the story.
An extremely complex story involving two couples who happen by chance to arrive together on the small uninhabited Island of Palmyra, each expecting to have the Island to themselves and to live for a while on this remote and exotic Island where time rolls slowly by but all is not what it seems and when years later a body is found on the island an Investigation leads to a trial of one of the couples.
This is one of those books where I enjoyed it but would be reluctant to recommend it to others as its not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but for readers who enjoy true crime stories where court trials are detailed and factual and the author goes to great pains to paint the picture of before and after then you may love this gripping story.
I had a hard copy and an audible version of this one and am thanking my lucky stars for both as the book is over 700 pages long and the audible helps get through this a little quicker although the narration was quite poorly done but I became used to the narrator as time went on.
I very nearly didn't read this one and as when the book arrived I was a bit irked to see that the Author’s name was in very large font while the title took second place in smaller font below the authors name and I felt this was a little indulgent of him as seemed to scream “ you should know who I am as I am”. (Which I didn't)
Anyhow I did read the book and enjoyed it, extremely well written and researched and I did come to my own conclusion after ploughing though the evidence and Mr Bugliosi may well be glad I wasn’t a jury member at this trial.
An interesting and well written account but tbh could have done with being about 200 pages shorter and still lost nome of its appeal.