Letting Go

  • by Alex Hanscombe
  • Narrated by Alex Hanscombe
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The stunning and heartbreaking story of the young son of Rachel Nickell - who witnessed the brutal attack on his mother and whose childhood was shaped by the media storm that followed. A coming-of-age story that begins with a tragedy but ends in optimism, forgiveness and peace.
On a beautiful July morning in 1992, just three weeks before his third birthday, Alex Hanscombe and his young mother, Rachel Nickell, went walking on Wimbledon Common. Life was never the same again. Shortly after 10 o'clock that morning, Alex was discovered by the side of his mother's body - she had been assaulted, stabbed 49 times in a frenzied attack, and left dead. Alex was the only witness to the attack.
Letting Go is Alex's heartbreaking account of that morning, the aftermath, and the devastating effect on his father, the extended family and the wider community. Alex tells the story of the resulting media storm, the legal cases following and the peace and understanding that he has now found as a young man. In telling his story and the truth, this is the last stage of Alex's incredible journey to letting go.


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An emotional rollercoaster true ßrory

Alex was a toddler when his mother was murdered in front of him. he has written this book to explain the long term damage and pain both he and his father suffered while they syruggled to cope with this dreadful attack. The realisation that the police went to after the wrong man and how finally DNA evidence showed that the man who was the murderer had gone on to commit further horrific attacks. He writes honestly, openly and transparently. he reads this book as well which gives it a deeper meaning and understanding. excellent book. Brutally honest and excellent because of this.
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- Liz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-05-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited