On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women by Stevie Cameron

On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women

byStevie Cameron

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Now that the publication bans are lifted, you need Stevie Cameron to get the whole story, which includes accounts of Pickton's notoriety that police never uncovered. You need On the Farm.

Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killer gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police - and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton - such as from Pickton's long-time best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. You will now learn what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work.

Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. It was February 2002 before Robert William Pickton was arrested, and 2008 before he was found guilty, on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally this unprecedented tale of true crime can be told.

From the Hardcover edition.

Title:On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing WomenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 13, 2010Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0676978657

ISBN - 13:9780676978650

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Narrative! This was my first true crime book I attempted and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Stevie Cameron weaves a detailed and in depth look into not only Pickton's life, but also his victims. I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Keeps you hooked from the very beginning
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read These events took place when I was young so I did not know too much background about this. Coming into this book knowing next to nothing I thought would make this a tough read but that's not the case with this book. As other mentioned it is a long book but very well written and the details from what happened on the farm to the court room was a nice transition.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long but worth it You definitely need to be in the mindset to get through this book, but its extremely well researched and more detailed than anything else you'll find.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch Crime Novel! True crime novels are one of my favorite genres to read! This book is extremely well written as well as researched. Being from Vancouver and seeing how much this case effected everyone, makes it an even more interesting read. Much like most of true crime novels, it can be graphic/gruesome at time, but there will also be times where there is heartache from knowing that the families of the victims will never fully have justice. It is a decent sized book, but it is a must read for any crime lover!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! This book was well researched and well written. Heartbreaking and challenging to get through at times because you feel so deeply for the family's of the victim's who will never see justice. It was truly an insiders look at what was going on in the downtown east side during the times the women went missing right through to Willie's arrest. Such a dark and troubled soul.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ! Absolutely amazing, the story and the writing. Stevie Cameron captures all the details and does not disappoint. If you like reading true crime read this book!
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Must read for all true crime lovers
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read The book is horrifying and fascinating all at once. Although a long a difficult read, due to the nature of the crime, I highly recommend it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All In One If you are looking for a book on the Robert Pickton case, this is definitely the one to read. VERY informative and holds the answers to a lot of general questions someone may have about the tragedies. Yes it is a pretty thick book to read and graphic at times, but it is definitely worth the read.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book. interesting , but difficult.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to read I found this book well researched and hard to put down at times. I also had to take a break from reading it due to its graphic details.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from On the Farm Too long and repetitive, but very well done.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On The Farm - Pickton Awful horrendous man. Don't know what else to say.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On The Farm - Pickton Interesting but horrifying to learn what happened to the people. The amount of information made it a bit hard to absorb and follow at times, but interesting all the same.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On The Farm - Pickton Excellent written account of the horrors that occurred on Willie Pickton's farm.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miscarriage of Justice This was a huge insight as to why Willie Pickton got away with first degree murder and convicted of 2nd degree murder. It is outrageous how much evidence was kept from the jury that would have most definitely turned the verdict into guilty. It's also quite obvious people were not blind on that farm; something like that going on just isn't simply "overlooked"! Dinah Taylor and Dave Pickton should definitely have been looked at more closely. How could that many murders take place on one property yet only one person receive the brunt of investigation? Full justice has not been served for Vancouver's missing women and their families, whom have suffered most during this tumultuous ordeal. A well written, informative book. Highly recommended to those interested in high profile true crime cases.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read but with some flaws Stevie Cameron clearly put in a lot of work writing this. It was gripping to read, but frustrating on two parts for me: one being that she can sometimes word how she describes the missing women in a less-than-polite way (that said, I am very glad that she places a huge emphasis on the women who went missing because they are the most important part of the story) and two being all the missing commas... She misses a lot of commas in her writing, which was off-putting and jarring.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Put it in your cart Picked up this book because it is such an infamous Canadian story about one man but ended up on a journey into the lives of so many people impacted who were far more important to this world. It is a lengthy read and may take some time. There are so many people involved and so much information that the auther does a good job organizing but you do have to pay attention. It is engaging enough that I stuck with it. You learn about a monster created by a bizarre upbringing and how he was able to function. It's fascinating that this story takes place over so many years. Beyond that, I loved the way the book focuses on the woman; making sure the reader is fully aware of who they were and highlighting the people that loved them. It is also an interesting look into police politics, arrogance, and incompetence. Eventually, you end up following an investigation and forensic nightmare. Well worth picking up but be prepared for lots of names and information overload.
Date published: 2013-03-22