The Boy in the Attic : The Chilling, Real-Life Story of a Satanic Murder and the Truth That Haunts, Paperback Book

The Boy in the Attic : The Chilling, Real-Life Story of a Satanic Murder and the Truth That Haunts Paperback

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Ireland 1973: a very different world. But a tiny village in County Dublin was about to lose its innocence for ever.

On a bright and sunny June afternoon, a seven-year-old boy was left in the care of his teenage neighbour.

No one knew, or would even have dreamed of suspecting, that the teenager was a Satanist.

The two went out to the fields to look for rabbits. The child was never seen alive again. For the first time, in The Boy in the Attic, David Malone reveals the exact events of that summer day: how the youngster was lured to his death, how the teenager came to delve so deeply into the occult and the nightmarish scene awaiting police when they entered the attic. But there is another disturbing question - how is it that this murder, which was easily one of the most shocking and horrific in living memory, was barely reported upon at all?

Why have you never heard of the boy in the attic until now?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 1 x 8pp b/w
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9781780575292

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This book was beyond disappointing and nothing at all like what the cover &amp; back promise it to be.<br/><br/>I picked this book up because I have a fascination with novels about ritualistic murder, so I had high hopes for this one.<br/>Sadly the murder itself is explained ( and with explained i mean matter of fact explained, no details no descriptions what so ever) in roughly 20 pages.<br/>The other 200 pages are mere filler in my opinion ! It's information about neighbours, old classmates etc ... and mostly stuff that has nothing to do with the main events. <br/>I do agree that the surroundings need to be explored and that the timeline and social norms and whatnot need to be explained to better grasp the situation. The fact that that information is 10 times more present than the murder itself strikes me as not entirely ok.<br/><br/>Basicly I felt cheated by this book. <br/>