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Into the Darkness ✴ [BOOKS] ⚡ Into the Darkness By Robin Bowles ✾ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk On 2 December 2010 the body of a 24 year old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road Melbourne twelve floors below the apartment she On December the body of a year old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road Melbourne twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend Antony HampelWithin minutes the sound of sirens filled the hall as police cars from the nearby police station filled the front forecourt in response to the day manager‘s call So began the so called investigation into the sudden death of a young woman called Phoebe Into the PDF \ HandsjukFrom then the case became weirder and weirder Phoebe it turned out was a beautiful but damaged young woman who'd been in a fraught relationship with a well connected and wealthy lover almost twice her age who was related to the elite of Melbourne‘s judiciary The police botched their investigation so Phoebe‘s grandfather a former detective decided to run one of his own And in December after a day inuest the Coroner delivered a finding that excluded both suicide and foul play a ruling that shocked her family and many others who had been following the caseHow did Phoebe Handsjuk fall to her death In 'Into the Darkness' Robin Bowles uses her formidable array of investigative and forensic skills to tell a tale that is stranger than fiction.

  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Into the Darkness
  • Robin Bowles
  • English
  • 10 July 2015
  • 9781925321531

10 thoughts on “Into the Darkness

  1. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    My ViewUnfortunately this read really wasn’t for me Whilst I was intrigued by the mystery the innuendo and saddened by the premature death of this young woman I was not drawn to the writing style I did not enjoy the authors intrusion into the narrative with her own observations or sarcastic comments or uestions and there were too much emphasis or rehashing of boring courtroom details Maybe that was the sticking point – the author’s comments felt like an intrusion

  2. Amanda - Mrs B& Amanda - Mrs B& says:

    I won a copy of true crime writer Robin Bowles latest book Into the Darkness the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk via a Goodreads giveaway This is a book that contains a crime mystery that has fascinated me since word first got out through Australia’s media coverage of the case some six years ago now More recently my interest in the case was piued when I watched a Sixty Minutes television report on Phoebe Handsjuk’s caseFor those who are not aware of this peculiar crime mystery it centres on the death of a twenty four year old woman named Phoebe Handsjuk Phoebe was a talented young woman with her whole life ahead of her Phoebe’s life was sadly cut short when she was found in the rubbish chute in luxury apartment block she resided in with her boyfriend in Melbourne After a short but bungled police investigation Phoebe’s death is ruled as suicide The Handsjuk family fight this ruling believing there was much to Phoebe’s death that the police miscounted Robin Bowles opens up the resulting investigation Bowles delivers an impartial account of the inuest and she also traces back to the original police investigation Bowles also gives the reader an insight into Phoebe herself the girl growing up and the troubled young woman she became before her deathRobin Bowles is a skilled Australian true crime writer A uick glance at her repertoire of novels she has under her belt proves her precision at bringing fascinating true crimes to the attention of readers The case of Phoebe Handsjuk is just as bizarre as much as it is tragic I thought Robin Bowles did a fine job of building a picture of Phoebe as a starting point which I feel is an integral part of this novel Bowles delves into Phoebe's family relationships childhood and her formative teenage years She also examines Phoebe’s recent experiences as a young woman struggling with depression Bowles then moves onto Phoebe’s relationship with Antony Hampel the boyfriend who she shared an apartment with which was the very same apartment where she was found dead Understanding this relationship is uite crucial to the case as this is where many inconsistencies in the police investigation lie Bowles follows up her story with a detailed picture of the inuest which really is an eye opener as to how flawed as well as unclear this case has been right from the start What I took away most from Bowles’ treatment of this sensitive case was the need to inject into mental illness Phoebe life may possibly have been spared had she received the care and attention she needed before her life was cut shortInto the Darkness the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk offers an informed and comprehensive account of a tragic crime that captivated the nation It is a must read if you are a fan of uality true crime storiesI wish to thank Goodreads and Scribe Publications for providing me a copy of this book for review purposesThis review also appears on my blog

  3. Suzie Suzie says:

    I decided to read this book after listening to a podcast about the case It was an interesting but frustrating read so many unanswered uestions My heart goes out to this family as Phoebe's death will probably never be resolved to their satisfaction

  4. Nettie Grey Nettie Grey says:

    A fascinating and tragic story but I found the writing laboured especially the author's asides about herself

  5. Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum says:

    Into the Darkness by Robin Bowles is a true crime book looking at The Mysterious Death of Phoebe HandsjukIn December 2010 Phoebe bled to death in the garbage room of the Balencea apartment building on St Kilda Road in Melbourne after falling 12 floors down the rubbish chute The autopsy and police investigation concluded Phoebe committed suicide however her family refused to believe the findingsMelbourne based author Robin Bowles attended the Inuest into Phoebe's death and brings the case to light in this book Into the DarknessHaving lived in an apartment building for 10 years the case details surrounding the building security at Balencea access fobs CCTV rubbish disposal visitor access concierge and Owners Corporation were fascinating to me I currently live on the 18th floor of an apartment building and have a similar rubbish chute to the one at Balencea I just can't believe anyone would willingly climb into a rubbish chute In fact just the thought of climbing into its claustrophobic dirty darkness is hard to fathom The only conclusion I can reach is that someone else put her into the chute to dispose of herThere is much speculation about Phoebe's boyfriend Ant Hampel and his behaviour after Phoebe's death was nothing short of bizarreThe only reason I cannot give Into the Darkness five stars in this review other than the insensitivity of rating true crime in the first place is that the author Robin Bowles inserts wayyyyyy too much of herself into the textThe first hint of this appears before the Prologue when she lists her dog Miss Deva in the index as her Sleuthing Companion The list includes all the people named in the book Handsjuk and Hampel family members friends Police Detectives health professionals etc so that the reader can use it as a reference And I did many times But listing her dog makes an absolute mockery of the listOn page 88 she tells us her husband thinks she's a bleeding heart Who cares? On page 109 Bowles leaves the Inuest early because there wasn't much of interest to me On page 150 Bowles looks forward to a break because her hand hurts from writing and then has dumplings for lunch On page 175 Bowles is grateful when the day concluded because she has writer's crampBowles also described each of the witnesses in an interesting style here's one from Page 211 He looked a bit like one of those actors who play the Swedish detective Kurt Wallander with a greying beard a bit like kiwi fruit skin What the hell?Bowles even attempts to investigate the case herself by testing the security at Balencea and uestioning the owner of the phone repair shop Bowles isn't a detective and this was highly irregular bordering on inappropriateI wish an editor had removed every instance when Bowles referred to her boredom discomfort writer's cramp or tiredness I have no doubt that attending the Inuest every day was emotionally and physically draining for her and as a reader we automatically respect her dedication However when her comments are read alongside the details of Phoebe's death and her family's obvious grief it comes across as terribly insensitiveBowles had me gripped with her account of Phoebe's case and investigation into her death and I wish she'd stuck to bringing Phoebe's case to light and highlighting the injustices of the legal system Every time she referred to herself I was rudely jerked from the case and began to resent itUltimately I'm grateful to have read Into the Darkness The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk and to have learned about Phoebe's life and her tragic death I don't think we can ever be certain as to who was responsible for Phoebe's untimely death however I'll never believe she willingly climbed into that rubbish chute Not without leaving a single fingerprint Never Copy courtesy of Scribe Publications

  6. Melinda Elizabeth Melinda Elizabeth says:

    Robin Bowles feels like a grandmother that has stumbled upon a courtroom and decided to sit in to see what's happening A writer who has spent time following Australian murders and unsolved mysteries this time she's focused her attention on the story of Phoebe Handsjuk a young Melbourne woman who was found at the bottom of a garbage chute in her well to do apartment complex Robin's narration stems mainly from the coronial inuest into Pheobe's death By any means its a death that deserved a top notch police investigation at the very least and it's through Robin's in depth look into the inuest that it appears that there are holes in a lot of the investigation which have led to uestions surrounding the final verdict of Phoebe's death The coronial inuest can be a bit dry at times think of watching a court procedural but without the dramatic effects that keep you entertained But this is the reality of an inuest many hours can be spent on apartment key fobs whilst other witnesses and experts are given little time to weigh in on the circumstances The resolution of Phoebe's story is going to be inadeuate for most there's certainly a feeling that justice was elusive for the Handsjuk family but it was certainly an interesting look into the case and it's peculiarities Robin is a charming writer who brings you along with her for the investigative ride and certainly makes you feel like you're one of her sidekicks as she conducts her own experiments and investigations

  7. Edgarr Alien Pooh Edgarr Alien Pooh says:

    On 2 December 2010 the body of a 24 year old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balancea tower apartments in StKilda Road Melbourne twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend Antony HampelThe above paragraph come from the blurb on the back of the book and summarizes the 'crime' of the death of Phoebe Handsjuk I have received this ARC from the author and Goodreads in return for a fair book review Here is that reviewThis 'crime' captivated Melbourne when it happened The initial finding by police was one of suicide based primarily on Phoebe's troubles and their recent esc alation Depression binge drinking taking sleeping tablets troubles in her relationship occasional illicit drug taking and possibly knowledge of criminal activityWhat this book investigates is the worthiness of such a uick judgement call All of those negatives combined can NEVER be an absolute basis for suicideAlthough the initial police theory seems to be a knee jerk reaction one that can be argued failed Phoebe and her family it would seem to only be the tip of the iceberg Bowles uncovers a litany of mistakes and oversights that would be comical if the matter was not of such a serious nature The original police investigation on site at the Balancea both in the apartment and at the bottom of the rubbish chute is inept Ambulance officers are unable to attend to their normal duties in saving a life Physical evidence is not collected Evidence given during the inuest by senior police Antony Hampel and others is incomplete and unreliable A psychologist that makes an appalling decision The Judge in the inuest seems to fly in the face of his own advisorsText messages from Phoebe's phone do not match timelines given by Antony Statements are changed during the course of the inuest and there are varying accounts by friends relatives and others as to why Phoebe wanted to leave her relationshipI have my own opinions as to what happened here and this book has opened my eyes to others I obviously cannot judge but aside from the incident itself this book has has made a couple of things crystal clearThe authorities need to start being a lot thorough in their investigations It is not good enough to make an original assumption and continue to work towards that ALL outcomes should be on the table until ALL evidence is collected all witness statements taken backgrounds checked and checked again Had this been the case with Phoebe I am sure things would have turned out a lot differentlySecondly I am sorry to preach in a book review is that depression needs to be seen as a life threatening disease We cannot as a society continue with she'll be OK mate or come on dude cheer up nor can we get angry at the sufferer As friends and family we need to be there for them rally around and protect them but we also need to get them some help Robin's book will show you classically how much Phoebe was crying out for help and she was failed by the people who were supposed to help Her family and friends are NOT to blame They were there for her and did what they could Some look back in hindsight and wish they could have done or not left when they did but that is the case always There is no blame hereThose her let Phoebe down in her last days and weeks were professionals Unfortunately those her let her down on the day of her death and the weeks and months afterwards were also professionals I would also add what I pe rceive to be a toxic relationshipThis story is such a tragic one of a life needlessly lost I cannot agree with the final verdict but I hasten to say that perhaps the correct help at an earlier time may have saved a troubled but talented young Australian Robin Bowles has done an amazing job stating facts and following the inuest and then writing a fantastic book I think that posthumously she has done for Phoebe than any of the authorities

  8. Helen Helen says:

    I don’t tend to get emotionally invested in true crime novels but reading about Phoebe Handsjuk’s death left me in various stages of anguish A tumultuous relationship with an older partner Ongoing issues with depression A mysterious death with uestions than answers And an overwhelmingly eerie sense that this could so easily have been a friend A relative A girl I knew How would I cope?My interest in Phoebe’s story was piued by the recent The Age podcast Phoebe’s Fall It seemed incredulous that someone would choose to end their life by voluntarily climbing into a garbage chute feet first with a blood alcohol level of 015 without leaving fingerprints on the stainless steel entry hatch There were so many glaring police investigative errors so many unfortunate coincidences of missing items of potential evidence so many bizarre anomalies that my heart really does break for Phoebe’s family who must find peace even though their uestions remain unanswered And then there’s the tantalising suggestion that others may know This book does get a little court heavy as it runs through the inuest day by day and I found Bowles constant commentary a little annoying and generally smug but it does provide a comprehensive picture of many but not all of the key people in Phoebe’s life before her death

  9. Ruby Noise Ruby Noise says:

    A mystery indeed So many mistakes made by the investigation and the legal system So many unanswered uestions because the police believed it to be suicide rather than a murder investigation I see both sides of the argument there however why no prints on a stainless steel garbage chute if Pheobe was to put herself in there alone Rest well Pheobe those who know your truth have to live with it until the end of their days

  10. Monica Monica says:

    A well researched book into a very mysterious death After reading it I can't say I have a strong opinion as to what happened murder accident or suicide all seem unlikelybut one of them must be the answer The author though did well in showing all the people involved and their feelings and points of view I felt I got to know Pheobe and it's truly unfair that we'll probably never know what happened to her An intense read to be sure

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10 thoughts on “Into the Darkness

  1. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    My ViewUnfortunately this read really wasn’t for me Whilst I was intrigued by the mystery the innuendo and saddened by the premature death of this young woman I was not drawn to the writing style I did not enjoy the authors intrusion into the narrative with her own observations or sarcastic comments or uestions and there were too much emphasis or rehashing of boring courtroom details Maybe that was the sticking point – the author’s comments felt like an intrusion

  2. Amanda - Mrs B& Amanda - Mrs B& says:

    I won a copy of true crime writer Robin Bowles latest book Into the Darkness the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk via a Goodreads giveaway This is a book that contains a crime mystery that has fascinated me since word first got out through Australia’s media coverage of the case some six years ago now More recently my interest in the case was piued when I watched a Sixty Minutes television report on Phoebe Handsjuk’s caseFor those who are not aware of this peculiar crime mystery it centres on the death of a twenty four year old woman named Phoebe Handsjuk Phoebe was a talented young woman with her whole life ahead of her Phoebe’s life was sadly cut short when she was found in the rubbish chute in luxury apartment block she resided in with her boyfriend in Melbourne After a short but bungled police investigation Phoebe’s death is ruled as suicide The Handsjuk family fight this ruling believing there was much to Phoebe’s death that the police miscounted Robin Bowles opens up the resulting investigation Bowles delivers an impartial account of the inuest and she also traces back to the original police investigation Bowles also gives the reader an insight into Phoebe herself the girl growing up and the troubled young woman she became before her deathRobin Bowles is a skilled Australian true crime writer A uick glance at her repertoire of novels she has under her belt proves her precision at bringing fascinating true crimes to the attention of readers The case of Phoebe Handsjuk is just as bizarre as much as it is tragic I thought Robin Bowles did a fine job of building a picture of Phoebe as a starting point which I feel is an integral part of this novel Bowles delves into Phoebe's family relationships childhood and her formative teenage years She also examines Phoebe’s recent experiences as a young woman struggling with depression Bowles then moves onto Phoebe’s relationship with Antony Hampel the boyfriend who she shared an apartment with which was the very same apartment where she was found dead Understanding this relationship is uite crucial to the case as this is where many inconsistencies in the police investigation lie Bowles follows up her story with a detailed picture of the inuest which really is an eye opener as to how flawed as well as unclear this case has been right from the start What I took away most from Bowles’ treatment of this sensitive case was the need to inject into mental illness Phoebe life may possibly have been spared had she received the care and attention she needed before her life was cut shortInto the Darkness the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk offers an informed and comprehensive account of a tragic crime that captivated the nation It is a must read if you are a fan of uality true crime storiesI wish to thank Goodreads and Scribe Publications for providing me a copy of this book for review purposesThis review also appears on my blog

  3. Suzie Suzie says:

    I decided to read this book after listening to a podcast about the case It was an interesting but frustrating read so many unanswered uestions My heart goes out to this family as Phoebe's death will probably never be resolved to their satisfaction

  4. Nettie Grey Nettie Grey says:

    A fascinating and tragic story but I found the writing laboured especially the author's asides about herself

  5. Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum says:

    Into the Darkness by Robin Bowles is a true crime book looking at The Mysterious Death of Phoebe HandsjukIn December 2010 Phoebe bled to death in the garbage room of the Balencea apartment building on St Kilda Road in Melbourne after falling 12 floors down the rubbish chute The autopsy and police investigation concluded Phoebe committed suicide however her family refused to believe the findingsMelbourne based author Robin Bowles attended the Inuest into Phoebe's death and brings the case to light in this book Into the DarknessHaving lived in an apartment building for 10 years the case details surrounding the building security at Balencea access fobs CCTV rubbish disposal visitor access concierge and Owners Corporation were fascinating to me I currently live on the 18th floor of an apartment building and have a similar rubbish chute to the one at Balencea I just can't believe anyone would willingly climb into a rubbish chute In fact just the thought of climbing into its claustrophobic dirty darkness is hard to fathom The only conclusion I can reach is that someone else put her into the chute to dispose of herThere is much speculation about Phoebe's boyfriend Ant Hampel and his behaviour after Phoebe's death was nothing short of bizarreThe only reason I cannot give Into the Darkness five stars in this review other than the insensitivity of rating true crime in the first place is that the author Robin Bowles inserts wayyyyyy too much of herself into the textThe first hint of this appears before the Prologue when she lists her dog Miss Deva in the index as her Sleuthing Companion The list includes all the people named in the book Handsjuk and Hampel family members friends Police Detectives health professionals etc so that the reader can use it as a reference And I did many times But listing her dog makes an absolute mockery of the listOn page 88 she tells us her husband thinks she's a bleeding heart Who cares? On page 109 Bowles leaves the Inuest early because there wasn't much of interest to me On page 150 Bowles looks forward to a break because her hand hurts from writing and then has dumplings for lunch On page 175 Bowles is grateful when the day concluded because she has writer's crampBowles also described each of the witnesses in an interesting style here's one from Page 211 He looked a bit like one of those actors who play the Swedish detective Kurt Wallander with a greying beard a bit like kiwi fruit skin What the hell?Bowles even attempts to investigate the case herself by testing the security at Balencea and uestioning the owner of the phone repair shop Bowles isn't a detective and this was highly irregular bordering on inappropriateI wish an editor had removed every instance when Bowles referred to her boredom discomfort writer's cramp or tiredness I have no doubt that attending the Inuest every day was emotionally and physically draining for her and as a reader we automatically respect her dedication However when her comments are read alongside the details of Phoebe's death and her family's obvious grief it comes across as terribly insensitiveBowles had me gripped with her account of Phoebe's case and investigation into her death and I wish she'd stuck to bringing Phoebe's case to light and highlighting the injustices of the legal system Every time she referred to herself I was rudely jerked from the case and began to resent itUltimately I'm grateful to have read Into the Darkness The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk and to have learned about Phoebe's life and her tragic death I don't think we can ever be certain as to who was responsible for Phoebe's untimely death however I'll never believe she willingly climbed into that rubbish chute Not without leaving a single fingerprint Never Copy courtesy of Scribe Publications

  6. Melinda Elizabeth Melinda Elizabeth says:

    Robin Bowles feels like a grandmother that has stumbled upon a courtroom and decided to sit in to see what's happening A writer who has spent time following Australian murders and unsolved mysteries this time she's focused her attention on the story of Phoebe Handsjuk a young Melbourne woman who was found at the bottom of a garbage chute in her well to do apartment complex Robin's narration stems mainly from the coronial inuest into Pheobe's death By any means its a death that deserved a top notch police investigation at the very least and it's through Robin's in depth look into the inuest that it appears that there are holes in a lot of the investigation which have led to uestions surrounding the final verdict of Phoebe's death The coronial inuest can be a bit dry at times think of watching a court procedural but without the dramatic effects that keep you entertained But this is the reality of an inuest many hours can be spent on apartment key fobs whilst other witnesses and experts are given little time to weigh in on the circumstances The resolution of Phoebe's story is going to be inadeuate for most there's certainly a feeling that justice was elusive for the Handsjuk family but it was certainly an interesting look into the case and it's peculiarities Robin is a charming writer who brings you along with her for the investigative ride and certainly makes you feel like you're one of her sidekicks as she conducts her own experiments and investigations

  7. Edgarr Alien Pooh Edgarr Alien Pooh says:

    On 2 December 2010 the body of a 24 year old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balancea tower apartments in StKilda Road Melbourne twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend Antony HampelThe above paragraph come from the blurb on the back of the book and summarizes the 'crime' of the death of Phoebe Handsjuk I have received this ARC from the author and Goodreads in return for a fair book review Here is that reviewThis 'crime' captivated Melbourne when it happened The initial finding by police was one of suicide based primarily on Phoebe's troubles and their recent esc alation Depression binge drinking taking sleeping tablets troubles in her relationship occasional illicit drug taking and possibly knowledge of criminal activityWhat this book investigates is the worthiness of such a uick judgement call All of those negatives combined can NEVER be an absolute basis for suicideAlthough the initial police theory seems to be a knee jerk reaction one that can be argued failed Phoebe and her family it would seem to only be the tip of the iceberg Bowles uncovers a litany of mistakes and oversights that would be comical if the matter was not of such a serious nature The original police investigation on site at the Balancea both in the apartment and at the bottom of the rubbish chute is inept Ambulance officers are unable to attend to their normal duties in saving a life Physical evidence is not collected Evidence given during the inuest by senior police Antony Hampel and others is incomplete and unreliable A psychologist that makes an appalling decision The Judge in the inuest seems to fly in the face of his own advisorsText messages from Phoebe's phone do not match timelines given by Antony Statements are changed during the course of the inuest and there are varying accounts by friends relatives and others as to why Phoebe wanted to leave her relationshipI have my own opinions as to what happened here and this book has opened my eyes to others I obviously cannot judge but aside from the incident itself this book has has made a couple of things crystal clearThe authorities need to start being a lot thorough in their investigations It is not good enough to make an original assumption and continue to work towards that ALL outcomes should be on the table until ALL evidence is collected all witness statements taken backgrounds checked and checked again Had this been the case with Phoebe I am sure things would have turned out a lot differentlySecondly I am sorry to preach in a book review is that depression needs to be seen as a life threatening disease We cannot as a society continue with she'll be OK mate or come on dude cheer up nor can we get angry at the sufferer As friends and family we need to be there for them rally around and protect them but we also need to get them some help Robin's book will show you classically how much Phoebe was crying out for help and she was failed by the people who were supposed to help Her family and friends are NOT to blame They were there for her and did what they could Some look back in hindsight and wish they could have done or not left when they did but that is the case always There is no blame hereThose her let Phoebe down in her last days and weeks were professionals Unfortunately those her let her down on the day of her death and the weeks and months afterwards were also professionals I would also add what I pe rceive to be a toxic relationshipThis story is such a tragic one of a life needlessly lost I cannot agree with the final verdict but I hasten to say that perhaps the correct help at an earlier time may have saved a troubled but talented young Australian Robin Bowles has done an amazing job stating facts and following the inuest and then writing a fantastic book I think that posthumously she has done for Phoebe than any of the authorities

  8. Helen Helen says:

    I don’t tend to get emotionally invested in true crime novels but reading about Phoebe Handsjuk’s death left me in various stages of anguish A tumultuous relationship with an older partner Ongoing issues with depression A mysterious death with uestions than answers And an overwhelmingly eerie sense that this could so easily have been a friend A relative A girl I knew How would I cope?My interest in Phoebe’s story was piued by the recent The Age podcast Phoebe’s Fall It seemed incredulous that someone would choose to end their life by voluntarily climbing into a garbage chute feet first with a blood alcohol level of 015 without leaving fingerprints on the stainless steel entry hatch There were so many glaring police investigative errors so many unfortunate coincidences of missing items of potential evidence so many bizarre anomalies that my heart really does break for Phoebe’s family who must find peace even though their uestions remain unanswered And then there’s the tantalising suggestion that others may know This book does get a little court heavy as it runs through the inuest day by day and I found Bowles constant commentary a little annoying and generally smug but it does provide a comprehensive picture of many but not all of the key people in Phoebe’s life before her death

  9. Ruby Noise Ruby Noise says:

    A mystery indeed So many mistakes made by the investigation and the legal system So many unanswered uestions because the police believed it to be suicide rather than a murder investigation I see both sides of the argument there however why no prints on a stainless steel garbage chute if Pheobe was to put herself in there alone Rest well Pheobe those who know your truth have to live with it until the end of their days

  10. Monica Monica says:

    A well researched book into a very mysterious death After reading it I can't say I have a strong opinion as to what happened murder accident or suicide all seem unlikelybut one of them must be the answer The author though did well in showing all the people involved and their feelings and points of view I felt I got to know Pheobe and it's truly unfair that we'll probably never know what happened to her An intense read to be sure

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