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I feel deeply sorry for Caroline, but.....
on 26 November 2012
I usually love True Crime books but I'm afraid this one wasn't for me. Caroline talks more about her own life and doesn't say much about the time she spent with Fred and Rosemary West. You only get one chapter about her working as a nanny, one chapter about the abuse and a few chapters about the media and the trial. The rest is about her lifestyle; boyfriends, drugs and lots of drama and self pity. Don't get me wrong though, I feel deeply sorry for Caroline and I can't believe everything she's been through. It's not only the abuse she got from the Wests but lots of other things too. I just felt that it was a bit too much "me, me, me". Besides, most people will buy this book because they want to know more about the Wests and try to understand them, but it doesn't say much about them at all. I think this is more of a therapy book that Caroline wrote for herself to let all her shame and problems out. I don't mean to offend, I'm just saying what I really thought of the book. I still wish her the best.