Every Parent’s Nightmare: the Jock Palfreeman Case


Every Parent's Nightmare book Jock Palfreeman Belinda Hawkins

Every Parent’s Nightmare asks was Jock Palfreeman guilty of unprovoked murder or the victim of a vicious attack? 

Award winning journalist, 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 has been short listed for the Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards and long listed for the Walkley Awards. A second edition of the book has just been released that contains an update on the case.

So, what happened…..

In 2009, young Australian traveler 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 defense 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.

Here is where you can order the updated book: http://www.booktopia.com.au/every-parent-s-nightmare-updated-edition–belinda-hawkins/prod9781743318829.html

Click here to here author and journalist Belinda Hawkins talking about the case: