By Jens Soering,Bill Sizemore

In 1985, socialites Derek and Nancy Haysom have been came across brutally stabbed to dying of their domestic in Boonsboro, Virginia. while suspicion became to the Haysoms’ appealing yet daughter, Elizabeth, and her German boyfriend, Jens Soering, their case grew to become essentially the most infamous within the Commonwealth’s historical past. After fleeing with Elizabeth to Europe, Jens eventually confessed to the crime, less than the semblance that because the son of a German consular respectable he’d be granted diplomatic immunity. He believed he was once nobly sacrificing his lifestyles 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 aspect of the tale: of the way a naïve and reckless pupil fell right into a international of deception, medicinal drugs, and eventually homicide. His compelling, revelatory account is followed by way of 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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