A terrified woman runs for the door, her final effort to escape a cruel and controlling fiance. She is too late. A secret camera captures him covering her mouth to suppress her screams as he drags her back inside. 69 seconds later, Lisa Harnum is dead. But Simon Gittany insists he has done nothing wrong he claims his beautiful partner died for a secret she feared would be exposed. The grainy final image of Lisa alive would later horrify a nation, a chilling reminder that the greatest harm can come to us from the hands of those we love. It was also the first hint police had that all was not what it seemed with the outwardly charismatic Gittany. What was Lisa s secret? Did the bubbly Canadian hide a past she would die to protect? How far did Gittany, a man with a criminal past, go to watch her every move and conversation? Police sensed a ruse, that the man who installed cameras in every room in his luxury apartment was trying to lead them off track with tales of his troubled lover s final days. Their suspicions were further confirmed when it emerges his well-kept recording devices had been switched off only hours before Lisa died. With only two witnesses to that final minute, one who could no longer speak, detectives questioned if they could ever prove a charge of murder. A week later, a grieving, distraught mother in Toronto answered the phone. A man who looked up 15 stories into the city skyline had come forward. And what he saw changed everything. "The Fall "goes behind the headlines of the country s most captivating court case to bring the story of how Lisa fell in love and grew to fear her fiance. It reveals that while Lisa couldn t escape the danger of Simon Gittany, she left behind clues to help catch a killer from beyond the grave."
Random House Australia
How Simon Gittany Killed Lisa Harnum