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If you've ever wanted to really know about Milat, then getting it straight from the investigators perspective is a great start. This is a great book. Well worth listening to. Part 1 focuses on Milat and is intensely interesting. Part 2 revolves around a Milat but diverges off into discussions of other unrelated yet noteworthy crimes in NSW. The discussion of those crimes in this book seems out of place.
I recently listened to a podcast where NSW Police were ridiculed for their failure to act when the Paul Onions attack was reported. That criticism is just and accurate. Small brushes it off as though it was inconsequential and unlikely to have diverted Milat from his murderous journey. This is the standard rebuttal of a commissioned NSW Police Officer to criticism and its sad to see that style enter the literature. It does the book no favours.
I would have like to have read more about Milat's motives. Why did he do it? Information from post arrest psychiatric analysis would be a great addition to the book.
Other than this, it's entirely worth reading or listening too
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What made the experience of listening to Milat the most enjoyable?
Well read with fascinating detail and insight into what occurred behind the scenes, behind the headlines that we all read back then. I couldn't put this one down.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Learning about the family involvement.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Scared me a little.
Any additional comments?
A gruesome part of Australian history that people should know about. Milat is behind bars forever but I'd be more worried about certain family members.
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