Compelling and tragic cases of retaliatory filicide.
One Australian woman is hospitalised every three hours and two more lose their lives each week as a result of family violence. Look What You made Me Do is a timely exploration into the evil done by vengeful fathers who kill their own flesh and blood in order to punish wives who have chosen to end abusive relationships.
Focussing on seven different but equally harrowing cases of -spousal revenge', author Megan Norris draws on her own observations as a former court and crime reporter, examining the murders of thirteen innocent children who became collateral damage in callous crimes committed by angry dads whose real targets were the children's mothers.
From the harrowing 1993 kidnap and murder of three-year-old Kelly East in WA, to the chilling murder of Darcey Freeman whose dad hurled her from Melbourne's West Gate Bridge in 2009, these stories, spanning nearly two decades, highlight the chilling connection between intimate partner abuse and retaliatory homicide, to show it's not only mothers who are in danger when domestic violence turns deadly.
Megan Norris is a journalist and author of six books with a special interest in women and children as victims of crime.
Look What You Made Me Do
Author: Megan Norris