Was Jock Palfreeman guilty of unprovoked murder or the victim of a vicious attack?
Belinda Hawkins tells the true story of a night out in the Bulgarian capital that ended in tragedy.
Published by Allen & Unwin, Every Parent’s Nightmare was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards and longlisted for the Walkley Awards.
In 2009, young Australian traveller Jock Palfreeman was found guilty of the murder of Andrei Monov, the only son of two people well connected in the Sofia legal fraternity.
Palfreeman claimed he went to the defence of Gypsies being attacked by Monov and a bunch of soccer hooligans. The prosecutor claimed it was an act of cold-blooded murder.
In a case of many twist and turns, where vital evidence was kept out of court and crucial witnesses never called, multi award winning journalist Belinda Hawkins brings to life the legal battle that haunted two shattered families on opposite sides of the globe.
Every Parent’s Nightmare is the harrowing story of what happens when worlds collide.