Pure Evil - How Tracie Andrews murdered my son, decieved the nation and sentenced me to a life of pain and misery by Maureen Harvey

Pure Evil - How Tracie Andrews murdered my son, decieved the nation and sentenced me to a life of pain and misery

By Maureen Harvey

  • Release Date: 2008-05-05
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4.5
From 67 Ratings
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On 1st December 1996, 25-year-old Lee Harvey was stabbed 42 times in a frenzied knife attack. His girlfriend, Tracie Andrews, claimed he had been murdered in a road rage attack and, days later, appeared at a press conference making an emotional appeal for witnesses to the crime. During the days following the attack, the horrific truth about what really happened that night became apparent. It was Tracie who had killed Lee and then tried to cover her tracks with a web of lies...Lee was a good-looking, happy young man with a bright future ahead of him. Tracie Andrews appeared to be an attractive, lively blonde and, at first, their relationship seemed to be a happy one. But soon, Tracie's true nature began to reveal itself and she became jealous, possessive and even violent. Soon enough, the relationship became volatile and self-destructive. On that cold winter's night in 1996, Maureen Harvey heard the devastating news that every parent prays they will never have to hear - her child was dead. As events unfolded and the reality of what Tracie had done took hold, Maureen was forced to come to terms with the fact that the woman with whom she initially shared her grief was in fact the perpetrator of this horrific crime. In this compelling and harrowing book, Maureen shares the turmoil of a bereaved mother trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her son while at the same time fighting to bring his killer, who she had welcomed into her home, to justice. She also reveals little-known facts about the investigation and speaks of how her shattered family came through their grief and began to rebuild their lives. Tragic and heart-wrenching, this gripping account of a mother's tragic loss cannot fail to touch the emotions of any reader.


  • Hmm...

    By Mrs Basra
    I really wanted to read this book and have read a lot of true crime books but I'm afraid 200 pages in, I had to stop reading. It was a horrendous act of brutality by Tracie that ended poor lees life and I really feel for Lees mum and family but I just felt this book was to bias. Of course it was going to be to some extent but I wanted to hear the facts of the case but ended up reading a very one sided story about a saint of a son and a mother who hated her daughter in law from day one. Of course she was right to as it turned out. An interesting read all in all.
  • Pure Evil

    By Alfiedog56
    I truly hope that my Wife and I never have to experience what your family went, and continue to go through, I cannot imagine a more harrowing experience. I couldn't put the book down and read it from cover to cover in a day, often with tears in my eyes at the pain in your heart. Lee was obviously a very lucky lad to have a family as loving and close as yours but you cannot allow someone as evil as Tracie Andrews to rip all of that apart otherwise she and animals like that win! Some of the trash that has obviously been written by so called 'friendly journalists' has obviously only served to add to and prolong your agony if you for a second believe it all to be true. I hope you eventually do find some peace and pour all of your love into the wonderful family you have and don't give up your fight.
  • Pure Evil

    By Tsarkva
    Brilliantly written
  • True Evil

    By Cazisere
    I remember this story very well as i live in birmingham and was very big story at the time.I enjoyed reading the book and think it gave a great insight in to how little help victims get.Hoping this will change one day.I also agree life shud mean life,but no amount of punishment will make up for the crime commited.I was glad the family came threw it in the end.Even if it has changed there lives forever.A great honest book.A must read for book lovers will keep you thinking long after you have finished reading the book.
  • Brilliant read

    By Nacnud
    What a great read,, in parts it makes you feel so sad but angry, my heart goes out to the Harvey family and what they went through. Recommended
  • Pure Evil

    By Djl19
    It's hard to put into words how reading this book makes you feel.. Your heart just goes out to this poor family who have had to endure so much pain.. But also to realise our justice system is a complete joke... Makes me so angry! One can only hope Tracie Andrews life on the outside is not as easy as the one she has had these last few years... A compelling read , thankyou Maureen for sharing your story .
  • My heart goes out to the victims family

    By Drew eccleshall
    I remember this story well I cant believe it's been so long ago and now tracie is out carrying on with her life we all make mistakes but some are unforgivable she will have to live everyday with what she has done its not her fault she is now out its ours our stupid justice system which allows this to happen my love goes to everyone Maureen god bless you and your family and thank you for sharing all your memories with us it's a truly frank account of what has happened to you all
  • Fantastic

    By Ian456
    This book is an amazing a heart breaking look into the lives of a family that was rocked by the evil of a woman who's only happiness was knowing that others weren't. Considering the bias views the writer understandably has this book covers everything you need to know about the life and death of a man that was more of a saint than God himself. It's simply an astonishing account of the pain that family had to endure thanks to a cold hearted killer. This book is simply brilliant !
  • Pure Evil.

    By Andy of QPR
    A very compelling read,my good heart wishes go out to Lees family.
  • A very good book.

    By Miles1968
    This is such a sad story and so interesting to hear of the trauma these poor people have to go through when they have lost a loved one!!!