Living WIthout Liesl | Biography
How long does it take a mother to come to terms with the murder of her young daughter?
On 26 February 1988, a Friday night, Douwleen Bredenhann fetched her oldest daughter Liesl from ballet class and started preparing the family’s favourite supper of thick-crusted pizza. Liesl went outside to feed the new puppy. Moments later the family was shattered by the discovery of her body in their previously peaceful, suburban backyard.
This is the true story of how Douwleen and her family began the long, slow process of learning to live with tragedy.
Heartbreaking, searing in its unflinching honesty, this family’s story will not let you go.
Also available in Afrikaans as ’n Hemelhoë hekkie.
“Real, sober, yet incredibly powerful” – author Maretha Maartens