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Have You Seen Simone?: The Story of an Unsolved Murder by [Peters, Virginia]
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Have You Seen Simone?: The Story of an Unsolved Murder Kindle Edition

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Length: 320 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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Beneath the palm tree she’d perished like a stone fruit amongst the leaves and insects: her flesh bruised a variety of shades, from black through to yellow; her facial features, for all their lovely detail, completely indistinguishable. Look what happened to me, I could hear her say. This is what they did to me.

In February 2005, German backpacker Simone Strobel went missing in Lismore, New South Wales. Six days later her naked body was discovered, crudely hidden beneath a palm tree. At the inquest into her death the police stated their belief that her boyfriend, Tobias Suckfuell, had killed her, although he has never been charged with any offence concerning Simone.

Writer Virginia Peters was captivated by the case, and committed herself to uncovering the truth. With the agreement of the police, she analysed the evidence, uncovered new lines of investigation and travelled to Germany to interview the couple’s families and friends. Ultimately, she tracked down and questioned Suckfuell himself, who remained the prime suspect.

Having become intimately involved in the case, Peters came to understand that the story of Simone Strobel’s murder was about much more than the crime itself or the investigation that followed. Written with great honesty and self-awareness, and with echoes of Joe Cinque’s Consolation, Have You Seen Simone? explores grief and loss, truth and accountability, and asks whether justice in this case can ever be done.

‘From the first page Virginia Peters gripped me. There's a great beating heart at the centre of this story, which explores the nature of family relationships as much as the crime that inspired it.’ —Debra Adelaide

‘A compelling tale of an unsolved murder and its aftershocks, all held together by the probing voice of the author’ —Age

Virginia Peters’ short stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. Have You Seen Simone? is her first work of non-fiction. She lives in Sydney with her partner and three children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 875 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Nero (25 June 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JAVZMKS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Written to draw the reader into turning the pages to seek more details. I felt I had grown to know all those involved and could see the events so vividly described. I couldn't put the book down and as it drew closer to the end I was so frustrated! This story will stay with me always, it tells the facts, good, bad and ugly and made me incredibly aware of the challenges and sacrifices the author has made in order to share and make us aware of Simone's story.
The book gave incredible insight into the case. Read the book for yourself; I'm sure you will be wanting a sequel too.
I finished reading this book on a Saturday, and couldn't stop talking about it with some business colleagues over lunch on the Monday. As I rattled on in great detail I had no idea one happened to be related to the author!!
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This was an intriguing story and was especially interesting the way it was told, with the writer herself inserted into the story. I hope she writes a follow up when the latest developments are finalised!
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I liked how it was written and I compliment Virginia Peters for her perseverance in pursuing this story. Tragic and sad for all concerned.
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An average read,but because it is an unsolved case you know there is no "end". Was surprised to realise a member of the public was able to get so much access to police files.
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