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Setting the record straight
on 31 March 2007
A lot of people will say that Joanne has written this book to cash in on an horrific incident, but it became clear to me from the start of this book that this was not the case.
What is clear is that the media painted such a bad image of Joanne, that they criticised everything about her, whether it be her choice of clothing for press conferences, or whether be going back to work, what ever she did was wrong, and it is clear that Joanne has written this book to set the record straight. The media couldn't see that Joanne was a victim who was under shock and grieving, of course she is going to make decisions that seem strange to a normal person who isn't in shock or who isn't grieving, the media were trying to paint her as a callous cold person.
Even though a court has charged somebody for the murder, and therefore cleared Joanne of any wrong doing, isn't it sad that she still felt that she had to write this book to clear her name.
This book is fantastically written, the story is sad, and by the time you have finsihed it you can't help but look upon Joanne as a courageous lady. The way she was treated was appalling, not just by the media, but also by the Australian authorities.
I read this book in a day, I literally could not put it down, and I would highly recommend it to anyone, but especially to those who always doubted Joanne - it is time you read the truth, not the twisted truth that we were presented with.