This House of Grief by Helen Garner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Very well written presentation of an Australian murder case. Robert Farquharson was charged with the triple murder of his children, driving them all into a dam where they drowned and he escaped. Helen Garner follows the crime through the court trial which she attended every day. She enlightens us to some personalities and she talks to people during break and sometimes gathers her own thoughts as they occurred at the time. I'd never heard of this case before so I found it a thrilling ride not knowing how it would end. It often reads as quickly as a novel and I was hooked by the opening scenes, as good as any fiction.