Inside 10 Rillington Place was such a let down! I didn’t know anything about the case when I requested this book from Netgalley, so I went in completely blind. I’m massively disappointed by the way the case was presented, and I wish I wasn’t because this is such an interesting case!
Since this book is told by Peter, the younger brother of one of the victims, it provides a completely biased view of what happened back in the 1940’s and ’50’s. That would have been fine, except I was expecting a much more nuanced version of events to be presented to me. I found it very frustrating and it put a massive damper on my reading experience.
In addition to that, the book is presented as though the reader already has a bit of knowledge about the case. I personally hadn’t heard of the case before, and I hadn’t seen the TV show (which is apparently very good!) either. This book wasn’t a very good introduction to it as it made a lot of assumptions about the reader’s prior knowledge.
I’m looking forward to doing my own research into this case, but as a true crime book this one fell more than a little flat for me.