Alex Hanscombe is the author of Letting Go, a heartbreaking memoir of the murder in 1992 of his young mother Rachel Nickell while they were walking together on Wimbledon Common. Alex, who was only three weeks away from his third birthday, was discovered at the side of his mother’s body, the only witness to the horrific events. Life was never to be the same again.
In Letting Go Alex writes for the first time about his experiences in the aftermath, the devastating effect on his father and extended family, and the resulting media storm which forced his father and him to flee the country. The investigation rapidly grew into one of the largest and most controversial in police history, each new development commanding national attention. But a catastrophic catalogue of police errors meant that the case would remain unsolved for almost two decades. Alex finally shares the pain and then the extraordinary peace and understanding that he has now found as a young man.
Alex is a certified hypnotherapist and musician, currently studying graphology. He divides his time between London and Spain. In recent years he has spent much of his time travelling extensively and studying yoga in India.