Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour.
I didn't know much about Mormons before but now I have a much better idea of what is behind their beliefs. It's scary the things people will use their religion to justify.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, World
The book is a great read, touches in some uncomfortable topics and shows the true workings of all religious institutions, a must read for those interested.
"A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism' Will Self, Evening Standard Books of the Year
"Excellent... a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general" - Daily Telegraph
Number Of Pages: 399
Published: 1st July 2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Unabridged