Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Winner
B.C. Achievement Foundation's B.C. Award for Canadian Non-Fi Winner
Globe & Mail Top 100 Winner
About the Book
It has been a long road to justice for Reena Virk, beaten andmurdered at the hands of her teenage peers. Th murder of this girl is oneof the most notorious and heartbreaking cases in Canadian history. Here, for thefirst time, acclaimed author Rebecca Godfrey reveals the stunning truth about aCanadian tragedy that captured international headlines.
Who were the seemingly ordinary suburban teenagers who foundthemselves under the bridge in Victoria, BC, on the night of November 14, 1997?Why would a girl who longed to be their friend be beaten and killed? And how didso many teenagers keep terrible secrets from parents, teachers and police foreight days? These are the questions all of us have been asking, and in
Under the Bridgethe answers are revealed in a stunningnarrative. Godfrey spent six years researching the case, conducting exclusiveinterviews with parents, classmates, police, prosecutors and, perhaps mostimportantly, several of the youths, including Warren Glowatski, one of the twoteenagers convicted of murdering Virk. Godfrey also witnessed firsthand the manytrials of Kelly Ellard, also found guilty of killing a girl who just wanted tofit in.
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"Godfrey reconstructs a horrific murder with a vividness found in the finest fiction, without ever sacrificing journalistic integrity...A tour de force of true crime reportage." (Kirkus Reviews (starred review)) —
- ISBN: 9780002000673
- ISBN 10: 0002000679
- Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- On Sale: 08/26/2005
- Pages: 347
- List Price: 32.95 CAD
- BISAC1: TRUE CRIME / Murder / General