Author(s): Hilary Bonney
In April 2002, wealthy socialite Margaret Wales-King and her husband, Paul King, went out for a family dinner and disappeared into thin air. Twenty-five days later their bludgeoned bodies were found in a shallow bushland grave just outside of Melbourne. Amidst a very public grieving, Margaret's youngest son, Matthew, was arrested for the murders. As well as detailing the crime and the subsequent police investigation, lawyer Hilary Bonney examines the media furore that surrounded the case, the psychology of the killer and the impact on family and community. And perhaps most compelling of all, she delves into the nature and motivations of this most uncommon and unsettling of crimes - matricide.