268pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2022
Journalist Liz McGregor's father, Robin McGregor, was murdered in his home in Tulbach in 2008. Cecil Thomas was convicted of the crime and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment. Liz McGregor decided to meet the murderer’s family and, with the help of former Pollsmoor Prison warder Chris Malgas, eventually met him in Brandvlei Maximum Prison.
“Liz McGregor has always been a great journalist but only South Africa could have wrung out of her this single-minded account of the murder of her beloved father. The book is an indescribable duty, exquisitely done.” Peter Bruce
“An enthralling account of the journey by a daughter to meet with those convicted of her father’s murder.” Trevor Manuel