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Mandy Wiener Reveals the Shocking Insights She Gained While Writing Behind the Door

Behind the DoorMandy Wiener, who recently co-authored Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story with Barry Bateman, chatted to Women Online about the process of writing the book.

Wiener says Behind the Door “is not a book about the trial”, but rather focuses on personal insight from people close to those involved, as well as details that were neglected during the trials, specifically “around the cellphones and around blood in the toilet bowl”.

The conversation also touches on what Wiener found shocking in writing the book, to which she singles out the behaviour of the media.

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Were you shocked by anything you discovered while writing the book?

Yes, I was shocked by the behaviour of some of the people involved in the story and how they dealt with the media and also visa versa – the media didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory reporting on this case.

I was also shocked by some of the information we uncovered that was never presented to the court, although who is to know whether it would have had any impact at all on how the trial was decided.

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