About the book
Every year some forty people in the Netherlands are killed by their partners. Over the past ten years roughly two hundred and fifty children have lost a biological parent in this way. To the outside world they are a perfect family: Anthonie and Romée van Baerle and their three children. They live in a nice detached house with a swimming pool. He is a successful entrepreneur, she a devoted yoga teacher. But then Anthonie is told by his wife that he’s going to leave him. Romée has fallen in love with someone else and wants to live alone for a while to distance herself. That very night, Anthonie murders hiswife. This is his story. And hers.