A Far, Far Better Thing: Did a Fatal Attraction Lead to a by Jens Soering,Bill Sizemore

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By Jens Soering,Bill Sizemore

In 1985, socialites Derek and Nancy Haysom have been came upon brutally stabbed to dying of their domestic in Boonsboro, Virginia. whilst suspicion became to the Haysoms’ attractive yet afflicted daughter, Elizabeth, and her German boyfriend, Jens Soering, their case turned probably the most infamous within the Commonwealth’s historical past. After fleeing with Elizabeth to Europe, Jens finally confessed to the crime, lower than the appearance that because the son of a German consular authentic he’d be granted diplomatic immunity. He believed he used to be nobly sacrificing his existence for love—just as Sydney Carton does for Lucie Manette in Charles Dickens’ A story of 2 Cities.
Now released for the 1st time in English, Jens tells his part of the tale: of ways a naïve and reckless pupil fell right into a international of deception, medicinal drugs, and eventually homicide. His compelling, revelatory account is followed via the painstaking research of invoice Sizemore, a journalist who’s the Soering case for over a decade. In parallel with the 2016 documentary movie in regards to the murders, known as The Promise, A a ways, much better Thing not just issues to a miscarriage of justice, but additionally showcases the tragedy of lost love and a catastrophically silly declaration.

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