One fine Wednesday evening in October 2014, 65-year-old Ian Jamieson secured a hunting knife in a sheath to his belt and climbed through the wire fence separating his property from that of his much younger neighbour Greg Holmes. Less than 30 minutes later, Holmes was dead, stabbed more than 25 times. Jamieson returned home and took two shotguns from his gun safe. He walked across the road and shot Holmes’ mother, Mary Lockhart, and her husband, Peter, multiple times before calling the police.
Praised by Myfanwy Jones as an ‘ugly story told beautifully’ that leaves ‘an imprint when it lets you go’, and by William McInnes as a ‘chilling and hypnotic book’, Wedderburn asks the question: is murder something that lives next door to us all?