Double Take: A Mother's Nightmare Paperback – 30 May 1996
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From the Author
it is now 12 years since emma and beckie died. through the book double take i hope that i have ensured that their names will live on in the memories of strangers such as yourselves. if that is so then i have achieved something. i still do not know what happened that night but the book reveals all we did find out at the time. it is every parents nightmare, in our case it became a reality.
Top Customer Reviews
I am so grateful that I have read this book and found a superb resource also. I couldn't put it down, found myself getting upset and angry along with the author. It is beautifully written and at times I had to stop and think as I realised it wasn't a novel it was real life.
Thank you for sharing your story with us Vicky.
This book is not a mere 'venting of frustration' by a family who, the judicial system has failed and the situation exacerbated by an immoderate press.
It is a very warm and compassionate book about one family trying, against the odds, to come to terms with their grief and make sense of systemic failure in the judicial system and how it is reported in the press.
A very passionate, well structured and beautifully written book that demands to be read; I highly recommend it.
Eddie Rocks Social Science Lecturer
A harrowing story extremely well put and a fitting memorial to twins Emma and Beckie by a very courageous and determined mother. A quest for the Truth yet unanswered catalogues the lost innocence of youth, tragedy, the eviltude of man, the generosity and warmth of mankind, utter despair, false dawns and an unjust world where the innocent are punished yet those without conscience go free. An examination of the judicial system which ought to be dynamic in defence of life and the law-abiding citizen, but in reality seems to be archane and wanting.
A must read for parents everywhere.
No happy ending, but I hope for the sake of all involved to read in future read the Final Truth.
I was particularly impressed by the way in which Vicky and her husband, Steve, have stayed strong for one another when so often marriages collapse under the strain.
By writing this book, Vicky has made the public aware of the injustice of her situation, but she will also have helped subsequent parents who have lost their children to realise that they are not alone in what they are going through.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used this book for a book club. Very interesting read. And all 7 from our group had plenty of views on it.Published 14 months ago by MRS RACHEL DAVIS
I bought this book as I live in the area and remember the tragedy well. You be will be shocked at what these poor people went through and like me will remember it forever.Published on 23 Jun. 2013 by rachel
Heartbreaking story but must be read, truly well written. I hope one day Vicky and Steve will find the answers to the questions they so need to be answered.Published on 2 Feb. 2013 by Maz
The best double twin murder book I've read for a long while.
Makes as good a case for arson as I have read.
Can't wait for the sequel.