Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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When the hitman hiding in Roberta Williams' roof confessed he could not kill her and her children, she made a promise to herself - to get her children out of the bloodiest battle the Australian underworld has known. Roberta's childhood was less than ideal; beaten by her mother and step-father, kicked out of school for fighting and made a ward of the state at eleven. After attacking a guard with a knife she entered the prison system. An early marriage to an abattoir worker with an abusive streak and some dangerous friends - the Moran brothers - produced two children. A guest at their wedding, up and coming career criminal Carl Williams would become her second husband. Carl was a welcome antidote. Content with a stable family life and flush with the spoils of criminal success, Roberta wasn't overly concerned with her husband's occupational hazards - the police charges, the drug trafficking, the payoffs - until the bodies started turning up. Williams found herself tangled in a vicious web of deceit, denial and payback as the feud erupted onto the streets. Throughout this underworld saga, Roberta raised four children in a suburban home - her devotion to them saw her emerge from the wasteland, a survivor. (Publisher's website)

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    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2009 .
      Extent: 323p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus., ports.
      ISBN: 9780732289522 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Wicked Women of the Underworld Martin Leonard , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 January 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams Michael Gleeson 2009 single work autobiography
Snapshots of a Violent World Malcolm Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of Roger Rogerson : The Dark Side Roger Rogerson 2009 single work autobiography ; I, Mick Gatto Mick Gatto Tom Noble 2009 single work autobiography ; Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams Michael Gleeson 2009 single work autobiography
Here's What Went Down Adrian McKinty , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams Michael Gleeson 2009 single work autobiography ; I, Mick Gatto Mick Gatto Tom Noble 2009 single work autobiography
Snapshots of a Violent World Malcolm Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of Roger Rogerson : The Dark Side Roger Rogerson 2009 single work autobiography ; I, Mick Gatto Mick Gatto Tom Noble 2009 single work autobiography ; Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams Michael Gleeson 2009 single work autobiography
Here's What Went Down Adrian McKinty , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams Michael Gleeson 2009 single work autobiography ; I, Mick Gatto Mick Gatto Tom Noble 2009 single work autobiography
Wicked Women of the Underworld Martin Leonard , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 January 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams Michael Gleeson 2009 single work autobiography
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