The Moors Murderers by Chris Cook – Review

4 Stars

This is the story of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, dubbed The Moors Murderers by the press after the awful crimes they committed together in the 1960s.

This tells their stories from the very beginning and describes some of the things in their childhood that may have steered them to commit the heinous crimes they did.

This is not a story for the faint-hearted as it factually describes events. The account is very detailed and quite shocking in parts. But so were the abductions and murders. In parts, it is perhaps a little too detailed. The book is well written and has some unseen photographs as illustrations. I like the way it introduces the testimony of friends and family for authenticity.

The author reveals transcripts of the police interviews of the main suspects which make interesting reading. He has certainly done his research. I have read several books covering the murders but this is certainly the best informed.

It’s well worth a read for those who are interested in true crime or those who knew about the events but not the details.

Thanks to #NetGalley #ChrisCook and #PenandSwordbooks for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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