A Far, Far Better Thing: Did a Fatal Attraction Lead to a by Jens Soering,Bill Sizemore

By Jens Soering,Bill Sizemore

In 1985, socialites Derek and Nancy Haysom have been discovered brutally stabbed to demise of their domestic in Boonsboro, Virginia. while suspicion grew to become to the Haysoms’ appealing yet afflicted daughter, Elizabeth, and her German boyfriend, Jens Soering, their case turned probably the most infamous within the Commonwealth’s historical past. After fleeing with Elizabeth to Europe, Jens finally confessed to the crime, lower than the appearance that because the son of a German consular professional he’d be granted diplomatic immunity. He believed he used to be nobly sacrificing his lifestyles for love—just as Sydney Carton does for Lucie Manette in Charles Dickens’ A story of 2 Cities.
Now released for the 1st time in English, Jens tells his part of the tale: of the way a naïve and reckless pupil fell right into a global of deception, medicinal drugs, and finally homicide. His compelling, revelatory account is observed by way of the painstaking research of invoice Sizemore, a journalist who’s the Soering case for over a decade. In parallel with the 2016 documentary movie in regards to the murders, referred to as The Promise, A a ways, much better Thing not just issues to a miscarriage of justice, but additionally showcases the tragedy of lost love and a catastrophically silly declaration.

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