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How did a father with no criminal history come to be on trial for the brutal murder of his wife?

It began with a phone call to Brisbane police on 20 April 2012. Allison, wife of real estate agent Gerard Baden-Clay, was missing.

When investigating officers arrived at the family home, in one of the city’s wealthiest suburbs, a neatly dressed Gerard had been getting the couple’s three daughters ready for school. Scratches on his face were shaving cuts, he told them. Police weren’t so sure and opened one of Australia’s biggest ever missing persons investigations.

Ten days after Gerard reported Allison’s disappearance, the body of the former beauty queen was discovered on a creek bank 14 kilometres from home.

The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay is written by the investigative journalist who covered the case from the start. It weaves together exclusive interviews and police and court records to explain how a father with no criminal history came to be on trial for a brutal murder. It’s also a story about everyday choices and their consequences.

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  • Paperback

    9780143781608

    July 3, 2017

    Ebury Australia

    512 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781742759838

    December 1, 2014

    Ebury Australia

    464 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • EBook

    9781742759845

    December 1, 2014

    Random House Australia

    464 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime of 2014
  • The Courier-Mail 2015 People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award
    2015
    Shortlisted
    The Courier-Mail 2015 People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award