In April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered by a group of young white men on a street in South-East London.
From the first police investigation onwards, the case was badly mishandled.
In the end, long after the case against the five suspects had been dropped, the government had to give in to mounting pressure and hold a public inquiry, which became the most explosive in British legal history.
These facts leave the reader unprepared for Doreen Lawrence's own story of her son's murder.
In this raw, honest book, she writes about her life for the first time, and recreates the pain, frustration and bafflement she experienced as she realised that there would never be a moment when she could say to herself that justice had been done.