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Description - Into the Darkness: the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk by Robin Bowles

On 2 December 2010, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, twelve floors below the apartment she shared with her boyfriend, Antony Hampel.

Within minutes, the sound of sirens filled the hall as police cars from the nearby police station filled the front forecourt in response to the day manager's call. So began the so-called investigation into the sudden death of a young woman named Phoebe Handsjuk.

From then, the case became weirder and weirder. Phoebe, it turned out, was a beautiful but damaged young woman who'd been in a fraught relationship with a well-connected and wealthy lover almost twice her age, who was related to the elite of Melbourne's judiciary. The police botched their investigation, so Phoebe's grandfather, a former detective, decided to run one of his own. And in December 2014, after a 14-day inquest, the Coroner delivered a finding that excluded both suicide and foul play, a ruling that shocked her family and many others who had been following the case.

How did Phoebe Handsjuk fall to her death? In Into the Darkness, Robin Bowles uses her formidable array of investigative and forensic skills to tell a tale that is stranger than fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925321531
ISBN-10: 1925321533
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 155mm x 27mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2016
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Robin Bowles

Robin Bowles is the author of a number of bestselling true crime books, including the definitive books on the Jaidyn Leskie murder, Justice Denied, and the disappearance and alleged murder of British tourist Peter Falconio, Dead Centre. She lives and writes in Melbourne.

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