Shortly after 1 pm on 2 November 2007, two police officers entered the home of the 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in the picturesque Italian town of Perugia. Inside, Kercher s half-naked body lay on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been slashed.
A week later, the prosecutor jailed Kercher s housemate Amanda Knox, a beautiful, star college student from Seattle, and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend. Later he also jailed Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast drifter. The prosecutor accused them of sexually abusing then murdering Kercher in a perverse, drug-fuelled sex game.
The family of Amanda Knox describes her as a wholesome girl-next-door. The media labelled her Foxy Knoxy , a man-eating cold-blooded murderess. So who is the real Amanda Knox, and is she a killer?
This is the unrivalled account of an investigation and trial full of astonishing twists and turns, based on access to the complete, 10,000 page files of the judicial and police probe including Knox s diary, as well as exclusive interviews with investigators, lawyers, and family and friends of the accused and of the victim. John Follain seeks to answer the questions who killed Meredith, how, and why?
John Follain is a journalist and writer. His previous books include THE LAST GODFATHERS. He has covered Italy for The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Magazine for the past ten years.