Sandra Uttley's book details the events surrounding the murder of 16 school children and their teacher at Dunblane Primary School, by Thomas Hamilton.
I was so gripped by what I was reading I had finished the book within 24 hours from opening the front cover. Sandra raises more questions than answers. Why did Central Scotland Police allow Thomas Hamilton to have a Firearms Certificate when there was doubts as to his suitability to hold one? Why was there no vigorous investigation into allegations of Thomas Hamilton's paedophile activities and contacts. Who were the men in chauffeured vehicles that made regular visits to Thomas Hamilton's home? He exstinguished the lives of a teacher and 16 innocent little children at Dunblane, of that there is no doubt, but who killed Thomas Hamilton? Why were Central Scotland Police allowed to carry out the investigation when they were implicated? Why did Lord Cullen not read the preparatory material prior to his Inquiry, and fail to call vital witnesses? Who was he protecting? Why did he put a 100 year gagging rule on the information he had access to. The questions are endless and won't go away until they are answered, that will only happen when the Inquiry is re-opened and carried out as thoroughly as that held on Soham.
Sandra Uttley has written an important document that investigates various aspects of the case, in doing so she has put her head above the parapet. The book is very thought provoking and a 'must read' for everyone.