Look What You Made Me Do

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One Australian woman is hospitalised every three hours and two more lose their lives each week as a result of family violence. But for some women there is a punishment far more enduring than injury or their own death.

Look What You Made Me Do is a timely exploration of the evil inflicted by vengeful fathers who have killed their own children simply to punish partners for ending unrewarding, often abusive relationships.

Drawing on her own experience as a court reporter, award-winning crime writer Megan Norris examines the revenge murders of eighteen children to shine a light on the ultimate act of family violence and the shattering legacy of grief such crimes have on surviving mothers.

From the 2018 execution-style shooting murders of Sydney teenagers, Jack and Jennifer Edwards whose angry dad was granted a licence to kill despite his long-standing history of domestic violence - to the premeditated murders of Brisbane mum, Hannah Clarke and her three children whose car was torched by her vengeful ex - this book shows it is not only women who are at risk when family violence turns deadly.

Megan Norris has been a trailblazer. The events so accurately described in this book provide powerful insights into widespread patterns of power and control, and the profound harms that can result.

Dr Debbie Kirkwood, Author of Just Say Goodbye, and former researcher for the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria)

It's through sharing these stories that we can lift the sense of shame that clouds victim-survivors, and debunk the myths around intimacy, power and control... We must continue to create change and push for law reform (Mark Woolley, Small Steps 4 Hannah, Foundation Chair)

A must read for all domestic and family violence professionals, DFV frontline workers, educators, judiciary, police, lawyers and students, as an important resource to guide in what could be done, or should be done, to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future (Kathleen Simpson, Queensland Solicitor of the Year, Principal Domestic Violence and Family Court Lawyer at DV Lawyer)