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Justice for Colette

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When Jacqui Kirby’s 16 year-old daughter Colette went missing just minutes after leaving home, her mother knew instinctively that something was very wrong. Colette had left to walk to her boyfriend’s home but never arrived. The following morning her body was found by her elder brother Mark. Colette’s body had been arranged in a provocative pose and left by a hedgerow. What ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published January 27th 2012 by John Blake
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Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Painful to read, this account of Colette Aram's death is told by the rain who knew her best - her mother Jacqui. Jacqui describes the turmoil, anguish and heartbreak her family has gone through ever since 30th October 1983 when beautiful Colette was brutally attacked and murdered. Only 25 years on was the killer finally brought to justice, but that wasn't the end of Jacqui's nightmare. Gripping to read.
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Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: true-crime, favorites
We have a programme here called Crimewatch which has been running almost 30 years now. It's caught a lot of criminals in its time. Colette's murder was the first reconstruction ever featured and was featured three times over the years. This is because it took 26 years before her murderer was eventually caught !! She was sadly killed in 1983 and was only 2 years younger than me and I don't recall the photo of her but did remember that she was found very close to home. Her name wasn't familiar to ...more
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Sep 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime, kindle
A decent read. The story was very interesting and it grabbed me. One moment I tried to think how I would feel if something happened to my daughter and it made me feel so horrible, I had to quickly remove that thought. Really I think I would make sure that once the killer is caught i would kill him! Not caring if I have to spend my days in prison.(but I do not have other children to take care of) It made it so much more harder for the family for not knowing who had done the deed and thinking it w ...more
Ruth Turner
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime

Well written, but not particularly well told.

I had no sense of the characters, their grief, their anguish. I could have been reading the story on Wikipedia.

Nevertheless, it's a sad, heartbreaking story. A parent's worst nightmare.
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a sad and tragic story but well written so glad they got some justice in the end and the killer was jailed but definitely worth a read
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
wow - what a powerful story. Even more harrowing because it's a true account of a mother's heartache at the murder of her daughter and the years of pain until the killer is caught. Loved this book.
Sep 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
Although this was a heartfelt account of the breakdown of the family, I found it and the author very depressing. Glad it was a short book.
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