It is one of Australia's worst unsolved crimes. On a Friday afternoon as the wind down to the weekend begins, two women are held hostage in a hairdressing salon. They scream and fight for their lives, but they face a killer's frenzied rage. Two unlikely victims and an unlikely crime scene at an unlikely time of day. No motive, no weapon found, no known offender; but, someone, somewhere, knows the truth. It is a long time to keep such a shocking secret - it has now been more than 20 years. Former journalist, Leonie Wallace, traces the lives of those closely connected to this crime including members of the victims' families, witnesses and suspects to present some important and surprising revelations. Also explored are the circumstances that impacted on the inability of police to solve this case. This is a disturbing account, however, it is not just a book about murder. Many more layers exist. It is also a story of great courage and love as those at its epicentre continue their quest for justice and closure.
Sinister Secrets and Truths Untold: the Portland Hair Salon Murders