The tortured mind of a gentle soul that was never meant for the cruelty of this world, Laura’s obsessive, unrequited love for her beloved Mubarak sent her on a downward spiral that culminated in her falling to her death from the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, the tallest building in the world, on the 16th of November 2014. She was 38 years old. Her death was covered up by the government of Dubai.
This book is a collection of Laura’s thoughts, notes, emails, and messages that she left behind on her iPhone, her tablet, her computer, a laptop, and in her paperwork and documents, in the years and months leading up to her tragic suicide.
Published 21 March 2018 and available from Amazon and Amazon Kindle.
Also available from Exclusive Books in South Africa
Perhaps a strange book, compiled with what Laura left behind, written posthumously by her. An introduction to Laura. I deliberately never included any other voice, so this book is like an abstract painting, the reader must make their own interpretation…
“This book moved me deeply, from the first page right through to the moments before her tragic fall from the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa. To bear witness to the inner workings of the mind of this deeply troubled soul, a soul who was too fragile for this world and its expectations of her, left me feeling hollow inside. My heart goes out to Laura’s mother, Leona, who had to somehow summon the strength to gather her daughter’s written notes and letters together and find some way to read between the lines to make sense of something that seemed so senseless. Hauntingly sad and beautifully put together, this book will change you.” Phillipa Mitchell
“Absolutely heart wrenching to see inside the feelings and thoughts that a vulnerable and loving soul was experiencing before choosing to end their life on this planet. Even more tear jerking to know a mother waded through these experiences and relived her daughters pains a word at a time in an effort to try and find closure.
Big respect to both Laura and Leona on putting together something so touching and deeply spiritual. Thoroughly blessed to have been able to play a small role in the process.” Gregg Davies
Interview with Sara-Jayne King on Cape Talk 13 June 2018