“ Author: Carol Ann Lee / Format: Paperback / Genre: General /Title: One of Your Own / ISBN 13: 9781845967017 / ISBN 10: 1845967017 / 464 Pages / Book is published 2010-04-01 by Mainstream Publishing / Alternative title: One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley / Alternative ISBN 10: 1845965450 „
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The risk that books like these take is that the author will allow sick fascination with the crimes to overshadow their own moral repugnance and sympathy with the victim. That hasn't happened here. Nor has the author allowed herself to sympathise to fully Hindley; this explanation without empathy. The book takes a traditional chronological approach to Hindley's life and deals with everything from her childhood to her eventual death in prison. While impeccably researched, One Of Your Own does feel superficial at times. So much of Hindley's life has passed into myth that a simple recounting of the facts doesn't feel enough; the book leaves you wanting an explanation, a deeper understanding of her character. It also misses chances to illuminate the situation. We hear about Brady and Hindley's contrasting stories as to how the children were murdered but are never told of forensic evidence that would back either of them up. It doesn't really address Hindley's place in the pantheon of horrors and doesn't give the reader enough information to judge for themselves. Ultimately while an interesting read, the book fails to add much to what anyone interested in the Moors Murders would already know.