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Call Me Cruel by Michael Duffy
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Nov 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: ozzie-gems
Read from October 25 to 30, 2012

Aboriginal police officer Paul Wilkinson had a young family and a wandering eye. He was also a manipulative and obsessive liar who lived in a fantasy world that would take police years to get through. Wilkinson would have a four month affair with native newlywed Kylie Labouchardiere. When she announced she was pregnant and wanted to be with him Wilkinson ended there relationship by taking her life.

In his attempts to hide his crime, he destroyed the lives of not only the Kylie's family but also tried to frame a police officer with her murder. Wilkinson constantly changed his stories, some of wich would put the top crime writer's of our time to shame. But after police had discovered the thousands of text messages exchanged between the two and one were Kylie had said she was exited about being with him forever they knew they had there man.

Michael Duffy methodically traces the police investigation from Kylie first being reported missing to being allerted to text messages to Wilkinson and the trail of outrages lies he said over and over again. I cant imagine how Kylie's family coped having to go through five years of agony to find the truth and then to still not know were her remains were buried. My thoughts also went to Wilkinson's thought process and how he thought he would get away with it. Thankfully this book did not go over the top with repeating information something that has blighted many a non fiction book. Overall this a really good read for anyone who is interested in true crime and police investigations.
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