We just want to clarify a couple of things; we have nothing against Ian Wishart, and have read and enjoyed a number of his books. We're not calling for book burnings or witchhunts; we're merely suggesting that people vote with their wallets.
Neither do we endorse some of the more extreme comments made on the Facebook page. But they are understandable; five years after the death of the twins, there is still anger that no-one has, or in all likelihood will be held responsible. Given that an inquest into their death is still proceeding, it's far, far too soon for the publication of a book telling one side of the story.
Ian Wishart is about to publish a book on the murder of the Kahui twins. That in itself is not particularly bad; it's a case which both shocked and intrigued the nation.
What IS bad is that this book will be Macsyna King's version of events, as told to Wishart. We reckon that goes way beyond the pale. King gave evidence against Chris Kahui at Kahui's trial for the twins' murder; evidence that cannot have been accepted by the jury, because Kahui was acquitted on all charges. It's not beyond the realms of possibility that she was in some wasy involved herself, although we're unlikely to find that out from her tell-all expose.
There is a new site on Facebook today - Boycott the Macsyna King Book. We've clicked the "like" button; when we did that, there were around 1300 followers. In about two hours that number has more than doubled; as we type this the page has attracted 2723 followers. If y ou're on Facebook, we urge you to do as we have done, and send a message to Ian Wishart that this book is a bridge too far.
Wishart claims to have asked all the tough questions and come to a conclusion. Without saying in as many words that Kahui was the killer he said on radio this morning that the police "prosecuted the right person". A High Court jury did not agree with him. Now he is going to try and relitigate the case based on the story told to him by someone with a very vested interest, both in protecting her own reputation, and vilifying the father of the chidren, her former partner.
Some stories should not be told. Macsyna King's is one.