The chilling true story of the heinous murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce and how the case was cracked.
How did two girls go missing for seven years and nobody noticed?
In August 2010, the bones of a young woman were found in the Belanglo State Forest, where, years earlier, Ivan Milat had tortured and slain seven young backpackers. Dubbed Angel, her remains lay unidentified for years. Who was she, how did she die, and at whose hand?
Then, in July 2015, the bones of an unknown child were found in a suitcase by a highway in South Australia. Months later, a call to Crime Stoppers led to an identification. Two-year-old Khandalyce Pearce had left Alice Springs in 2008 with her mother and hadn’t been seen since. Through DNA, Angel was quickly identified as Khandalyce’s mother, Karlie Pearce-Stevenson. In the grimmest of scenarios, mother and daughter were reunited at last.
The Lost Girls is the chilling true story of this heinous double murder and how police tracked down the perpetrator, who not only killed the girls, but stole the young mother’s identity to defraud authorities and her family. Gripping and authentic, The Lost Girls celebrates the short lives of a young woman and her daughter and the investigators determined to bring them home.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In 2010, the body of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson was found in a forest. Five years later, halfway across Australia, the remains of a young girl—her daughter, Khandalyce—were discovered in a suitcase. The Lost Girls is a chilling examination of how their disappearances went unnoticed for years, and the incredible investigation that linked the bodies and led to finding the culprit. Stunningly well-researched by Ava Benny-Morrison, and brought to life by actress Fiona MacLeod's straightforward and engaging narration, this is the perfect audiobook for lovers of true crime podcasts, such as Teacher’s Pet, Trace and Australian True Crime.
Moving Story & Fantastic Narration
I really found it easy (despite the emotional and moving details of the horrific story) to listen to this book. It was engaging and well written, easy to follow and the narration was clear and comfortable to listen to.