I didn't expect much from this book when I bought it. It turned out to be absolutely wonderful. What the Ramsey's think of the press (and police work on the case) is not the only topic. Their faith and their good sense are evident in the book. The view of JonBenet as a real child rather than a media-manufactured persona, was very healing.
This paperback has the updated chapter with lie detector tests and latest police interviews.
On Christmas night of 1996, John and Patsy Ramsey's daughter, JonBenet, was murdered. It became one of the most notorious unsolved crimes of the century. Grevous rumors and false allegations leaked by local authorities fueled speculation that the parents were guilty, subjecting them to an unrelenting media presecution that has unjustly tried, convicted, and condemned them.
Now the Ramseys answer their accusers by sharing their hearts, emotions, reflections--and the truth. In this book they reveal their own theories of the crime, expose significant facts withheld from the public, and divulge startling new details about the dark day that changed their lives forever, including:
The stunning DNA evidence that should have eliminated them
The controversial ransom note, and what handwriting experts
The shocking oversight of the Boulder police to question
neighbors after the murder
A very good book. This gave me a whole new perspective on what it was live for JonBenet's family & what they went through in the wake of her murder. Someday, this beautiful little girl & her family will have justice!
I'm so glad I read this book, after living here in Denver and being here when this happened I always thought they were responsible, after reading this ... I certainly have changed my tune and I haver serious doubts about the Boulder Police Department. A must read.
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Great book, well written. John and Patsy take turns writing chapters, which gives you perspective from each of them. Chilling tale, hard to believe it's real. Whether you believe they're guilty or innocent, this book will give you a lot to think about.