“Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story”
by Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman
Who can forget February 14th 2013? Oscar Pistorius, the golden boy of South African sports, a symbol of triumph over adversity, stands accused of murdering Reeva Steenkamp, his beautiful girlfriend. South Africa and the world were stunned and every detail was analysed, debated, justified and digested. Opinions seesawed as stories of bungling police, careless gun handling and abusive relationships emerged. The public was mesmerised.
Barry Bateman was one of the first people on the crime scene and he and Mandy Wiener were in the courtroom every day of the trial. The book is a fascinating mix of exclusive interviews, courtroom analysis and behind the scenes briefings.
“Wiener has no equal when it comes to true crime, and Bateman’s first-journalist-on-the-crime-scene insight gives it a huge boost.” Deon Meyer, author of Cobra and other bestselling crime novels.
The Book Revue invites you to an interview with these authors and to ask questions of your own.
Date: Thursday 23 October
Venue: Pridwin School Hall. Corner St.Andrews and Jameson Avenue, Melrose