Body Of Proof by Darrell Brown

Body Of Proof

A woman disappeared. A man was convicted. Case closed?Body of Proof, a true crime podcast, examines the many unanswered questions surrounding the disappearance and death of Suzanne Pilley in Edinburgh in 2010 and the subsequent conviction of David Gilroy. Journalists and TV producers Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis spent two years investigating the case and spoke exclusively to David Gilroy, who was convicted of murdering Suzanne Pilley and dispos...

Details Body Of Proof

TitleBody Of Proof
Release DateSep 5th, 2019
PublisherAudible Originals
GenreNonfiction, Crime, True Crime, Audiobook, Mystery

Reviews Body Of Proof

  • Erin
    Audible Original Selection for September 2019 5h 9 minutes 2 seconds Well, this was a very intriguing true crime podcast that takes listeners to Edinburgh Scotland. The two journalists, Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis are looking at the vanishing case of Suzanne Pilley and the subsequent murder trail and conviction of David Gilroy. Gilroy has always mantained his innocence and the body of Suzanne has never been found. Brown and Ellis put forward ...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    OMG! Shut up already so guilty
  • Nancy
    Please read the promotional description for the storyline.Another Audible original free title, this one for September 2019. I'm giving this one 3.5-Stars. I had never heard of True Crime Podcasts until I read "Conviction" by Denise Mina. The impression I got from that book is they are popular in the U.K. The first two-thirds were interesting but it waned with the realization that this was not a work of fiction and nothing would be solved. The rep...
  • Alaina
    Free on audible.Body of Proof was an okay book to listen to. It's a little mystery that introduces you to a lot of characters. Some were okay but others, or at least their narrators, spoke too softly or way too fast for my brain to catch up to it. Luckily for me, I was so into the little podcast that it didn't really change my opinion on anything. I do wish that it was a tad bit longer but definitely enjoyed every little detail and twist that cam...
  • Kaitlin
    Solid Audible series which reminds me of Serial :)
  • Rae
    I personally believe that David is innocent. If that's the case this man is wasting away in a Scottish prison for no reason while the abductor roams free and Susanne's family suffers. This was preformed perfectly. Well organized, well thought out, written in a way that grabs ahold of you and takes you along on the journey through case that has ZERO (as in NOTHING) scientific/forensic evidence.
  • John
    The first Audible Original I've tried and liked.Author decided to revisit a murder conviction where there was absolutely no conclusive forensic evidence presented whatsoever. At the trial, the prosecution relied solely on implication via circumstantial evidence. Difficult to see how this meets the Reasonable Doubt level required?I hadn't realized until now that unlike the rest of the Western world, Scotland requires a simple majority for a crimin...
  • Alicia Devero
    I am not sure, if Scotts comprehend the concept of justice. There is no body, no evidence, no proof of murder, no blood, no DNA of the victim nor the perpetrator neither in his car nor in the office building under the stairs and jet he has been sentenced to life in prison - based on what? I am not saying he has not done it, but there is no evidence that could prove - beyond reasonable doubt - that a murder has been committed. And the concept of d...
  • Anthony Kozlowski
    The investigators in this true crime podcast seem to reach a foregone conclusion that David Gilroy is an innocent man from the get-go. They do all sorts of mental gymnastics to discount the mountains of circumstantial evidence in this case, all in the service of capital “D” drama. The truth is that this isn’t a terribly interesting story and all the evidence (though not physical) is pretty damning. In posing tons of hypothetical and leading...
  • David
    This true crime podcast collected into an Audio original was only a little bit interesting. It's another one of those "kind of unsolved mysteries" - kind of because they actually convicted someone for the alleged murder.In 2010, Suzanne Pilley, a bookkeeper in Edinburgh, went missing. Her body has never been found, but the police arrested David Gilroy, a coworker who had also been having an affair with her. Despite Gilroy's denials and a complete...
  • Liz
    This one is for fans of true crime. It highlights what appear to be some glaring problems in the judicial system in Scotland. David Gilroy was convicted of murdering his co-worker ex-girlfriend. There was no body, no forensic evidence, and no one who had seen the two of them together. Apparently in Scotland you can be found guilty of murder if eight out of fifteen jurors believe it is proven beyond reasonable doubt; even when all of the evidence ...
  • Jacob Steckbeck
    The Scottish justice system is a wee bit screwed
  • Jen Bernardini
    In Body of Proof we follow the true story of David Gilroy who was convicted of the murder of Suzanne Pilley in Scotland. What stands out about this conviction is that he was found guilty with absolutely no forensic evidence or body. No eye witnesses saw him doing anything. No one ever saw him hurt her or anyone else. And yet, he sits behind bars, convicted through a chain of circumstantial evidence. This book goes through, step by step, all of th...
  • Marsha
    I think that I would be a horrible juror in this type of case. And I am a strong believer in the US's form, rather than Ireland's,They had 15 jurors, and conviction was based on "MAJORITY RULE" as opposed to unanimity! Seriously? And they had NO EVIDENCE against him! All that they had was a proposed theory of what might have happened! The case was totally ridiculous! There was a possibility, I suppose BUT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE! But, the more some...
  • Mr Allan Goldie
    I was always interested in this case when Suzanne Pilley went missing from Edinburgh 10 years ago. In my mind I always felt that Gilroy had done something to her. I followed the story closely in this book and from its perspective I see reasonable doubt in the evidence and struggle to see how I would say differently if I was on the jury. The bit that makes me feel that he does have something to hide is the time taken to get to Lochgilphead and bac...
  • Denise
    In 2010, Suzanne Pilley vanished without a trace on her way to work. Eventually, her colleague David Gilroy with whom she'd been having an affair was arrested for her murder and sentenced to life in prison - without a body, a shred of forensic evidence, a witness or a confession. He has maintained his innocence ever since. The presenters of this podcast spent two years digging into the case and trying to solve the mystery of Suzanne Pilley's disa...
  • Sarah
    Well-done and full of interesting information about Scotland's legal system, as well as many questions about one particular case and whether or not the person convicted was wrongfully accused. At times, it was a little bit repetitive, but overall not bad; although, I do wish it had a more satisfying, or at least a conclusive ending.
  • Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ...
    An interesting listen, that shows why journalists need to be part of the system. Some of them dedicate years of their lives to understanding one event. I was very impressed with the dedication these people had to finding the truth and getting justice.
  • Girish
    A woman disappeared. A man was arrested. He was adjudged guilty by a jury on circumstancial evidence. No body was found, no forensic evidence and the prosecution case is full of holes.The audible original focuses on exploring the different strands of the prosecution case and tries to establish 'reasonable doubt'. It also critiques the legal process which allows for a circumstancial case to determine the fate of the accused.What was painful was th...
  • Sawyer X
    The book discusses a case where someone was convicted on pure circumstantial evidence. The authors explore the other scenarios for the crime, the non-forensic evidence, talk to the closest approximation of witnesses, and talk to the convicted party.I was close to giving a two-star review but I felt like the exploration of the judicial aspect of convictions relying solely on circumstantial evidence is worthwhile, albeit short. They spoke to the ri...
  • Linda Kalies
    More like a podcast but interesting and informative
  • Jeff Harris
    The story was interesting but the recordings and background noise was a bit distracting for me. This was a podcast style audiobook and I always find these to be hit or miss and I'm not sure why.
  • Andreea
    I liked it. A true crime audible reminiscent of Serial (oh, that podcast was so good!), where two journalists are trying to determine if a man was wrongfully convicted of murder. So we follow their journey as they discuss with experts, his family and David (the one convicted for murder). Do I think he did? Oh, yeah!Do I think he should be convicted? No. I don't think the prosecution's case was convincing enough, at least not beyond reasonable dou...
  • Alan Teder
    Questioning Circumstantial GuiltReview of the Audible Audio edition (2019)This is a true crime podcast that is split into several episodes. It follows a disappearance case in Scotland where a man was convicted for the murder of his co-worker with whom he had been having a affair. There was no body found and there was no apparent forensic evidence to tie the suspect to the crime.The main circumstantial evidence seemed to be that the suspect made a...
  • Stephen Heiner
    Capitalizing on the success of Serial some years ago, Body of Proof is an examination of a possible "wrong man" conviction. This has none of the tedium or the hype of the zeitgeist behind it: it seems like something that could happen in your own backyard (and probably has): a conviction based solely on circumstantial evidence. Besides fascinating forays into the Scottish legal system (which only requires a simple majority among jurors, 8-7, as op...
  • Chalay Cragun
    This was a classic podcast on trying to exonerate a imprisoned man. I always enjoy looking into cases and citizens taking time to investigate crimes as well as the police. I found it pretty interesting because they were in Scotland and did a good job explaining some differences in the UK justice system. I don't feel like the case itself was as interesting as some other cases I've followed but it did leave me with questions on if the guy had reall...
  • Angus McKeogh
    As usual you start with a strange mystery. However, the added data really doesn’t enlighten the subject in the least and you’re still left with a strictly circumstantial case with no forensic evidence or body. Fortunately, it still seems like the murderer arrested and convicted is truly guilty simply because of his odd behavior and holes in time in his schedule which he cannot explain, but sadly the “new evidence” offers no firmer answer ...
  • Tina
    True Crime podcast from Audible about convicted Scottish murderer, David Gilroy. Did David Gilroy commit the crime? The body of the victim, Suzanne Pilley, has never been found. The Scottish criminal justice system lacked the proper evidence for David’s conviction. Either by botching the evidence they had or never having really found the actual crime scene.Despite this lack of evidence, is David guilty? You be the judge. My rating: 3.5 stars
  • Elijah Fry
    Excellent look at a really tough circumstantial murder case that has no forensic evidence. The team goes on a journey to reconstruct the events, looks at the evidence, talks to many people related to the case and gets experts to weigh in, and ultimately presents both sides quite well. Shows some of the problems with this specific legal system, and also brings attention to an unsolved case where it could be the case that an innocent man is languis...
  • Autumn Guidry
    I feel bad for David, he got a raw deal! There just isn't enough proof that he did anything, or at least enough evidence to give doubt to it. His lawyers must have been the bottom of barrel not to have brought some of the points brought up in this audio book. Just my opinion. I hope they do find Suzanne and I hope that they find out what really happened to put the family and friends' minds at ease!