Synopses & Reviews
The Woman: She was a beautiful, gifted descendant of Lady Astor. But Elizabeth Haysom was also a spoiled, willful daughter of privilege.
The Lover: He was the brilliant young son of a German diplomat. But his love for Elizabeth would draw Jens Soering into a web of madness and murder.
The Murder: When Elizabeth's parents were found savagely butchered in their elegant Virginia country home, she and Jens fled to Europe-igniting an international manhunt that spanned three continents.
The Trial: The sensational courtroom drama that followed painted a twisted portrait of two golden youths consumed by hatred and perverse fantasies. Elizabeth's startling testimony-and intimations of acts and desires that went beyond mere murder-would reveal a tangled web of dark secrets and deadly obsession.
"Excellent...insightful...both a sensational murder investigation and a psychological thriller." - Maury Terry, author of The Ultimate Evil
"Chilling...may be the most engrossing true crime book of the year!" - Leslie Walker, author of Sudden Fury
Nominated for an Edgar Award and the inspiration for two documentaries, this True Crime Classic is the gripping story of a daughter and her boyfriend who savagely butchered her parents and then led police on an international manhunt that spanned three continents.
About the Author
Ken Englade is an investigative reporter and bestselling author whose books include To Hatred Turned, Cellar of Horror, A Family Business, Deadly Lessons, Murder in Boston, and Blood Sister. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife Heidi.