Back in November 2003, Michael Peterson was only a month into a life sentence for murdering his wife when he received a strange but cheering letter in prison.
Its sender, a Frenchwoman living in Paris, insisted that she knew the best-selling American novelist better than anyone, outside his family — so much so that she was convinced Peterson was innocent.
But Sophie Brunet wasn’t one of those weird obsessives who wrote fan mail to convicted serial killers — instead, she was the editor of an acclaimed documentary series, The Staircase, about Peterson’s intriguing case.
Peterson had given her and her team extraordinary access as he sought to prove his innocence. And, at least on her, the strategy had clearly worked.
Brunet, who watched some 600 hours of footage relating to…
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