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Happy Like Murderers
Happy Like Murderers
by Gordon Burn
Edition: Paperback

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4.0 out of 5 stars Depravity in Middle England, 22 Aug. 2004
This review is from: Happy Like Murderers (Paperback)
How did a boy born into a farming family find his perfect partner - a young, impressionable schoolgirl - and kill so many people over such a long period? How did Fred and Rose get away with abusing, and even murdering, their own children without anyone finding out? This book has the answers. It demonstrates how the Wests' parents had their own part to play in what eventually happened in Gloucester over 30 years. The abused turned into abusers - and murderers.
The book also covers those who knew Fred West as a colleague and employee. How did the sex-maniac, serial killer appear to the outside world?
This is not a book for the faint-hearted. In particular the sick abuse of the Wests' own children and the helplessness of their situation will move anybody with a heart.

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