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Publisher Description

The true crime bestseller about Fred and Rose West a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife.

During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather. What was left of Fred West's eight-year-old stepdaughter was dug up from under the Wests' previous Gloucester home; his first wife and nanny were buried in open country outside the city. Several victims had been decapitated and dismembered, their remains showing signs of sexual torture. These twelve are just the ones the police found when the Wests were arrested in 1994. There may be more whose bones have not been located.

Howard Sounes broke the first major story about the Wests as a journalist, and covered the murder trial of Rosemary West, before writing this , the classic book about the case. Beginning with Fred's and Rose's bizarre childhoods, Sounes charts their lives and crimes in forensic detail, creating a fascinating and truly frightening account of a marriage soaked in blood.

September 5
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

Fookedined ,

Big G

A really good read. I was hooked!

Ade Fowler ,

Fascinating stuff

Well researched and written, and at times truly disturbing, this is a book that's hard to put down. The omission of the photographs from the print version however is lazy and inexcusable; so one star deducted!

skmp - London ,

Very well written account of 2 truly evil people

Great book. If you like true crime, read this.
Highly Recommend

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