A book that had to be written and it s really well written fascinating Ray D Arcy, RT Radio 1 A great book really comprehensive Miriam O Callaghan, RT Fascinating Pat Kenny, Newstalk It is very rare for murder to involve the degree of calculation revealed in this case Irish Times For over a year everyone assumed missing Dublin woman Elaine O Hara had A book that had to be written and it s really well written fascinating Ray D Arcy, RT Radio 1 A great book really comprehensive Miriam O Callaghan, RT Fascinating Pat Kenny, Newstalk It is very rare for murder to involve the degree of calculation revealed in this case Irish TimesFor over a year everyone assumed missing Dublin woman Elaine O Hara had ended her own life But after her remains were found garda discovered that Elaine was in thrall to a man who had spent years grooming her to let him kill her That man was Graham Dwyer, a married father of three and partner in a Dublin architecture practice.Almost the Perfect Murder details the exhaustive investigation one of the most complex and chilling in Irish criminal justice history that allowed garda to build a case against Dwyer And it outlines the twists and turns both in the courtroom and behind the scenes during the dramatic trial that followed.Almost the Perfect Murder contains startling new material based on extensive research conducted especially for the book This includes fresh insights into the garda investigation and background information on Graham Dwyer.This is the definitive account of the case that gripped the nation by Ireland s leading crime journalist, Paul Williams An example of doggedness and tenacious police work, which saw that justice was done, and seen to be done Irish Independent
Almost the Perfect Murder The Killing of Elaine O Hara the Extraordinary Garda Investigation and the Trial That Stunned the Nation The Only Complete Inside Account A book that had to be written and it s really well written fascinating Ray D Arcy RT Radio A great book really comprehensive Miriam O Callaghan RT Fascinating Pat Kenny Newstalk It is very rare f
Setting aside the gruesome and heartbreaking subject matter, this was an exceedingly well written, thoughtfully researched and addictive read Elaine O Hara fell under the spell of murderous pervert Graham Dwyer due to her interest in BDSM after she mentioned feeling suicidal Dwyer used this against her telling her he would help to murder her so she wouldn t have to worry about letting her family down and was soon in court charged with her terrifying murder the lead up to it described in detail i [...]
Anyone living in Ireland in 2013 remembers this story as it broke in the news The remains of Elaine O Hara had been found over a year after her disappearance assumed to be suicide was reported by her distraught father This is the story of how coincidence, the weather, luck, and a LOT of police work culminated in the sadistic pervert Graham Dwyer serving a life sentence after the most harrowing murder trial the state has ever seen.When I first heard about this book, I didn t want to read it Mainl [...]
I normally don t read these kinds of books because like they say, fact is stranger than fiction and facts tend to stay in my head longer than fiction, especially gory and morbid ones I also had never heard about this case at all, and maybe it s because I m in the US, so I came into it based on just a recommendation on my Kindle But after reading the book description I had to know what happened to Elaine O Hara I read it in one sitting 5 hours straight.This book is written in a compelling manner, [...]
Graphic ReadThis book really delved into the depths of depravity It s a well told story that can at times get a bit bogged down with details, but you do get a real sense of who these people were.
If you followed the trial, like pretty much everybody in the country, there isn t a huge amount of new material A colourful telling of the court proceedings is all you ll probably get as the media are limited as to what can be published during a trial It was a good in depth rehash of the whole macabre tale of how a poor fragile woman fell for the whims of a successful and wealthy possessive and controlling man, and his ultimate downfall.
This book has a very very long title It s a good insight into the entire case though, I didn t really follow it while it was in the news.
Thank your lucky charms, as we head to a world of leprechauns, pots of gold, and unicorns A lassie named Elaine O Hara goes missing and her da calls the garda police to report her disappearance She was picked on at school and suffered from chronic depression The poor girl was in and out of nut houses and took antidepressants after cutting her wrists at sixteen Irish eyes were certainly not smiling upon her She described dreams of being abducted and informed her family of a bizarre relationship w [...]
I purchased this book while on vacation in Ireland last year The bookshop employee told me it had been quite the murder trial in Ireland and recommended the book Much of the evidence is often beyond belief I had no idea so many people have such sexually sadistic tendencies Probably the best part of the book for me was the diligence of the Garda Irish police They painstakingly pieced together evidence and helped the prosecution team bring charges against the accused The book was also sad because [...]
Time taken to read 1 day Pages 283Publisher PenguinBlurb from A great book really comprehensive Miriam O Callaghan, RT Fascinating Pat Kenny, Newstalk It is very rare for murder to involve the degree of calculation revealed in this case Irish TimesFor over a year everyone assumed missing Dublin woman Elaine O Hara had ended her own life But after her remains were found garda discovered that Elaine was in thrall to a man who had spent years grooming her to let him kill her That man was Graham Dwy [...]
Looking back now, I have no idea why I decided to read this book Sometimes I have a morbid curiosity about certain stories in the media This story had such significant coverage and was so shocking, that it hooked me from the start I wish now I wasn t so fascinated with it This account was so detailed, it was disturbing It left me with an intense sense of pity for the victim and such strong feelings of fear that people like her killer exist in this world I was so sad and upset after reading this [...]
I m missing words for this one A shocking and quite nerve wrecking true story that will take you step by step in the lives of two incredible people one being a gentle, damaged soul looking for love, the other being a cruel, unimaginable despicable monster that made the unimaginable I was at the edge of my seat the entire time while reading this book, and broke into tears while finishing it I m just glad investigations now are so powerful with today s technology that almost no one can get away wi [...]
An emotionally troubled woman disappears and is assumed to be a suicide, but a year later evidence turns up pointing to murder A fascinating case that took place in Ireland a few years ago it is also harrowing and often hard to read Particularly ugly is the way the perpetrator manipulated the pitiable victim.
This would not be my first choice but did not want to buy another book on the trip This was a sensational true crime in Ireland It is well written with details on how cyber forensics played a huge role in providing evidence of the setup to the murder Very sad story of the victim.
A good book but I did skip a few sections It was at times hard to believe this was all fact and not fiction I felt terribly for the family of Elaine and the poor unsuspecting wife and children It was fascinating but could have been better written with empathy.
Good book Not terribly well written but it had all the facts and presented them in a clear and logical way The trial wasn t really covered in England so I missed the day to day reporting at the time Glad I read this
I refrained from reading some bits as it was just too explicit
Nothing new in this book that didn t know already Very disappointing Don t bother if you followed the trial
Harrowing A very dark and difficult read.
I m never quite sure how to rate books like this one
Good review of a brutal caseOnly criticism is that it cuts and pastes wads of text from police documents That material would be better off in an appendix.
Very well written, at times it felt like I was reading a grilling thriller, had to keep reminding myself this actually happened very close to home.
Unbelievable true murder stabbing fetish.