A young woman's soul-baring account of a nightmare turned real, of unimaginable horror and the miscarriage of justice that ensued, and, ultimately, of fortitude in the face of overwhelming adversity, "Waiting to Be Heard" is a memoir unlike any you have ever read.
In November 2007, Amanda Knox was twenty years old and had been studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, for only a few weeks when her friend and roommate Meredith Kercher was brutally murdered. Young, naïve, and grieving, and with only basic knowledge of the Italian language, she was arrested and subjected to harsh interrogations during which she struggled to communicate with the police. In 2009, after a trial that made headlines around the world, she was wrongly convicted of murder. But in October 2011, after Amanda spent four years in an Italian prison, the conviction was overturned.
Now, in Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda Knox shares for the very first time the truth about her terrifying ordeal. Drawing from her journals and letters, she gives an unflinching account of what it was like to be imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, and about the impact it had on her family and loved ones as they traveled back and forth to be at her side. With grace and gratitude, Amanda describes the aftermath of the trial and her return home to the States, where she is able once again to look forward to the future.
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1 . Heard loud and clear!
Posted June 01, 2013 by TexasGal , HoustonItaly should be outraged at the manner in which their officials conducted an investigation, manipulated evidence/witnesses, knowingly stole 4 years of a young lady's life and ultimately destroyed her character, which she will spend years trying to rebuild. Anyone who believes Amanda was involved in this horrible tragedy are seriously delusional. I pray that Meredith's family will eventually turn their hatred on the Italian officials who turned their daughters murder into political folly and recognize Amanda was wrongfully prosecuted. She isnt perfect and made some mistakes, but a murder wasnt one of them. This book gets five stars for its honesty and realness.
2 . Naive girl among the wolves called prosecution
Posted May 06, 2013 by Costantina G. , UdineI live in Italy. I followed this story and am so sorry Amanda was forced to grow up so bitterly in this land of great beauty but "imbrogli". From the beginning she was misjudged as an American girl footloose and fancy free. No proof, but condemned. Thanks be to God it ended but not without the intervention of lots of people, honest people, finally. Sorry for all your suffering and what a great loving family you have. Go become a writer and years from now I would love to read one of your books.
April 29, 2013
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