Remembering Rachel: A True Story of Betrayal and Murder Paperback – 22 Jul 2010
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A mother's loving memoir, attempting to retrieve Rachel's memory from the disgusting, foul-mouthed email exchanges between her killer and his sister (Irish Times)
Deeply moving . . . compelling (Irish Independent)
An anatomy of the murder that mesmerised the nation . . . emotional and eloquent (Irish Daily Mail)
A skilled writer, Rose doesn't shy away from detail . . . heartbreaking . . . gripping (Evening Herald)
About the Author
Dubliner Rose Duff fell in love with Jim Callaly when she was 19 and they married five years later, in 1965. Together they adopted five children, with Rose becoming a full time mother and housewife. Rose and Jim became grandparents for the first time in 2000 when their elder daughter Rachel gave birth to her first child. The unimaginable tragedy of Rachel's murder in October 2004, led Rose to write this account of her daughter's life and death and its aftermath. Though at times it was an agonizing process, Rose was determined to create this testimony and a tribute to Rachel's memory.
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Top Customer Reviews
I too cannot understand why Rachel's husband felt the need to murder her. She was obviously far too good for him. He was too stupid to realise what a lucky man he was, and threw it all away in an act of utter selfishness.
Rachel was very pretty and sounded like a very caring and loving wife, mother and daugher.
She would have made any parent proud. I hope her family's pain will ease as time passes.
The book is simply written, by this mother grieving for her adopted daughter. Not only was it a brutal and gruesome murder, the perpetrator was unbelievable callous and calculating.
Rose tells us of the family background and what Rachel was like in her youth. We are taken to her wedding to Joe, to the birth of her children and on to the shock horror of her death. We journey with Rose and the family through the darkest of days after the murder. We travel with them through their quest to find and prove who killed their beloved daughter and like them, we are shocked at the attitude of Joe, Rachel's widower.
This is a heart rending account of all this, the trial and the appeal when finally justice prevailed. I hope that in writing this book, Rose Callaly can now find some peace and just be left with the happy memories of her daughter, Rachel.
her adopted daughter, it was so tragic and hope
the murderer rots in hell, he robbed a young mother
of the chance to see her children grow up,and the joy
she brought to everyone around her. He appeared as a
selfish deceitful psychopath.prison is the best place
for him, hope he never sees the outside world again.
kill her,there's such a thing as divorce! This book shows how enigmatic the mind is. I found it depressive yet I did want to see the end result.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book but very sad. Arrived very quickly. Great book, great price, and great service. Thank you!!!Published 4 months ago by Kathleen Cassidy
Not a book I would recommend - read out of curiosity and very disappointed. Very badly writtenPublished 17 months ago by Toby
Tragic heart breaking story. Thoughts go out to the family left behind.Published 20 months ago by Angela3
I will always remember Rachel and her wonderful family . please give them the peace and happiness they deserve.Published 23 months ago by shirley