If you were even the slightest bit captivated by the murder and trial while it was going on in the Unites States, whether you believe in her innocence or guilt, this book is an interesting read.
Amanda Knox left Seattle to study abroad in Italy. Her life was shattered when her roommate, student Meredith Kercher, was murdered in their apartment. Five days after the murder Amanda was taken into custody and charged by the Italian police. This book is Amanda’s perspective, her thoughts about her life in Italy, her involvement in the investigation and the legal proceedings and her time while in prison. To me it comes off as a honest account – she openly admits to being young and naïve and divulges her once outlandish lifestyle. She describes her emotions vividly and her reaction to losing her friend seems sincere. Her writing is articulate and engaging and I felt I was experiencing the unfolding of events right along with her. The book is chronologically organised and flows easily. She doesn’t hold back and I felt like I was getting to know her in a very personal way. I was particularly interested reading about Amanda and Meredith’s brief yet close relationship from Amanda’s viewpoint. It’s quite a gut-wrenching story considering what happened.
I believe this book would be on interest to anyone who enjoys court room drama or crime stories, as well as anyone who appreciates a detailed and thoughtful memoir of hard questioning, tragic circumstances and sadness.