Almost the Perfect Murder
The Killing of Elaine O'Hara, the Extraordinary Garda Investigation and the Trial That Stunned the Nation: The Only Complete Inside Account
'One of the most extraordinary murder trials ever held here' Bryan Dobson, RTÉ, Six One News
The trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O'Hara was the most sensational ever seen in Ireland. The nation was gripped and the media storm around the case was unprecedented.
Dwyer, a married man and father of three, lived in one of Dublin's leafiest suburbs. He was a partner in a prestigious architecture practice. From the outside he appeared to have a perfect life. However, during his trial, Dwyer's dark side emerged - he was a sadist who was prepared to kill for sexual gratification.
In Elaine O'Hara, Dwyer thought he had found the perfect victim. The childcare worker had a long history of psychiatric problems and little self-esteem. She sought release in abusive sexual relationships. When Elaine and Dwyer's paths crossed on-line her fate was sealed. He groomed her for years. Many times Elaine tried to end their relationship but he could always pull her back into his orbit. Finally, she walked into the plan he had made to commit the perfect murder.
Almost the Perfect Murder is a detailed account of the exhaustive Garda investigation and dramatic court case that led to Graham Dwyer's conviction. It contains startling new material, based on extensive interviews and research conducted especially for the book, including background information on Graham Dwyer and insights into the investigation.