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A mother's story behind one of the most dramatic true crime cases in recent history. 

"I have lived every parent's worst nightmare. On what would have been my daughter's 29th birthday, Detective Superintendent Stephen Fulcher knocked on the door and told me my beautiful Becky was dead. She had been found buried in a shallow grave in a remote field in the Gloucestershire countryside. Becky had been brutally murdered." 

This is Karen's story of an unbreakable love for her daughter despite unimaginable tragedy: from her despair through Becky's troubled teenage years, to the agonising eight years when Becky was missing, and then the dramatic story of how a killer's confession led to a terrible discovery.  

Karen was thrown into a world where the truth was never guaranteed; where taxi driver Christopher Halliwell nearly got away with murder; where the police officer who found her daughter was punished instead. The one constant has been Karen's determination to fight for Becky, tirelessly campaigning for the truth about what happened and Halliwell to face the consequences of his evil actions.

The murders of Becky Godden-Edwards and Sian O'Callaghan will soon be the focus of major new ITV series A Confession starring Martin Freeman as Stephen Fulcher and Imelda Staunton as Karen Edwards.

©2019 Karen Edwards (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Compelling

A gripping narrative that keeps you wanting to know more. Shocking in places especially where dealing with Agencies. You are left questioning their effectiveness. Rollercoaster emotions keep you wanting to know what comes next. The trauma of a family dealing with unimaginable pain. A stoical mother who refused to give in no matter what was thrown at her. Gripping right to the end. Thought provoking.

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An incredible story

Karen Edwards' forensically detailed account of her daughter's murder, life before and the campaign for justice is remarkable, heartbreaking and thought provoking.

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a devastating story

I can only say how much respect i have for this mum . she did her daughter Beccy proud xxx

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A moving stoey

A truly moving book. would highly recommend.
Well read , never give up !

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Amazing

Fantastic read highly recommend
Really wish police would listen more some times it would make things a lots better !

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Gripping

Excellent performance by the narrator, couldn't stop listening, fascinating true story about justice for the family of the victim.

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Every parents nightmare

Good narrator... easy listening. A sad but well told factual event. i recommend this book.

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heartbreaking

having listened to this through night shifts I can honestly say I have cried a few times. truly heartbreaking 💔