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Inside 10 Rillington Place

by Peter Thorley

Biography / Autobiography The Real World

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An unsettling, thought-provoking read detailing the life, murder, and investigation of the murder of Beryl Evans and her young daughter during the 1940’s. Two men were separately found guilty and hanged, however this was not a simple case. The first conviction was thrown into doubt and here, Beryl’s younger brother, now in his 80’s tells what he believes is the true story of what happened to his sister. This is a murder that is still well known today, you may have heard of Timothy Evans and John Christie, much has been written and speculated about. Be aware, this isn’t an easy read, it is incredibly personal, traumatic, and I suggest it is read with respect for the families concerned. As Peter Thorley’s wife says in her foreword, they have been though tormenting times, the theories remain contentious and doubts linger. This is simply told, with Peter stating it is based on his: “own experiences, research, official documents and firm beliefs about what happened at 10 Rillington Place”. While presented as fact, this is, as the author states, his truth. From experiences of evacuation through the war, to the days of the murder and later investigation, there are occasions when this account is a little disjointed, it always though, rings with strong heartfelt emotion. This acts as a stark reminder as to who is actually writing the story, and that in times of violence, lives are forever altered. My heart breaks for the author who has spent his life gathering information to try to establish the truth. ** Please note: within the pages there is an extremely graphic and disturbing photo of Beryl’s body after it was found by police.**

Liz Robinson

Inside 10 Rillington Place Synopsis

10 Rillington Place: the house of death.

John Reginald Halliday Christie and Timothy John Evans were hanged after a series of brutal murders in the 1940s and 1950s.

But should they both have been executed?

The sole survivor who grew up with Christie and Evans tells the untold story of what really happened inside 10 Rillington Place...

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ISBN: 9781913406110
Publication date: 06/08/2020
Publisher: Mirror Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913406110
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Author: Peter Thorley
Publisher: Mirror Books
Format: Paperback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,
Categories: True crime, Memoirs, Violence in society, Sociology: family & relationships,

About Peter Thorley

Peter Thorley is a retired driving instructor who lives with his wife Lea.

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