This book was very well researched and written. It is an incredible story of what it took to catch a killer. It is also a very rare insight into the mind of a pedophile and killer. I have so much admiration for the police involved in this sting. I feel like this book took away a piece of my innocence, but also reminded me of the strength and determination of all the good people out there. Daniel's murder was a pivotal event in Australian culture and I thought it was important to read this book.
This was an absolutely gripping read. Being local to the area where Daniel disappeared, and having a son almost the same age, brought this terrible crime very close to home for me. I remember seeing Denise Morcombe in the local supermarket one day about a year after Daniel's disappearance, and was heartbroken by the look of sheer devastation in her eyes. This must have been a difficult subject matter to research due to the sick and perverted nature of the suspects - pure evil, each and every one of them. The author has written a clean, factual, and sensitive portrayal of the events leading to, and surrounding the investigation into Daniel's disappearance. I was pleased to see this treated without so much as a hint of exploitation, and would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the long and laborious task of catching a predator.
Brett Peter Cowan is the lowest of the low, a scumbag who deserves to experience what he did to all of his victims, life in jail alone is not enough! As a Sunshine Coast local familiar with all locations mentioned it makes this even more eye opening, my brother works alongside Dean Morcombe and he is an amazing man who has done incredibly well in life after such a heartbreaking thing happened to his family. Fitzy deserves a medal for putting up with that low life day in and day out. Thank you to the entire Morcombe family for their strength and creating the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to help keep our children safe.
excellent book...it makes you shake your head that this c##$ was allowed to be in the general public for so long....the first time he should have been put away for 30 years....Well done to the Police Force.... The amazing parents to keep fighting even while there own lives were fracturing around them is really something Daniel would be proud of.
A very well-written account of the incredible police undercover work that resulted in the charging, arresting and conviction of Daniel Morcambe's killer. I could never have believed the lengths that the police had to go to in order to get their man. Incredibly sad but fascinating.
This book was hard to put down. A horrible subject matter, but a case close to many Australians hearts, especially Queenslanders. Daniel Morecombe was missing for so long, his parents never gave up. I'd previously read the Morecombes story, so it was good to read the police operation story. The cops did a long and painstaking job to lure Daniels murderer into their web, all chronicled here. This book was not too long or drawn out, and I knew how the story was going to end, but it was a good read.
After allowing time to pass on this shocking crime, it is now easier to read about the depth of the investigation and the commitment of the Police in all states to get the perpetrator and a conviction. Rest In Peace now Daniel.
I have read 3 books on Daniel Morcombe case and this one is by far and away the best. If you are more into the overall specifics of the operation & the case, this is your book. The detail of the covert operation is amazing with word for word recordings of conversations from the killer Cowan.