Entitled ‘Reeva, A Mother’s Story’, the book is being described as a “painfully honest and unflinching account of Reeva’s life”, in which June will also talk about her experience sitting in the court room where Pistorius was on trial for the premeditated murder of her daughter.
And with a number of other books about Reeva’s death popping up, June’s memoir is said to be “the only true insider’s account of this tragic story”, in which she will also discuss her feelings about the verdict handed down to the Paralympian.
Pistorius, who has always maintained that he mistook Reeva for an intruder in his home, was last week found not guilty of murder but guilty of culpable homicide. He is set to receive his sentence on 13 October.
Speaking about her decision to write a book, Steenkamp in a statement said: “Reeva was a beautiful and intelligent woman. She was always so much more than just someone’s girlfriend. She devoted her life to helping people around her and she believed passionately in human rights. She was set to make her mark on the world. That opportunity was taken from her.
“This book is my way of making sure she will not be forgotten. I have to do the best for her now that she has gone.”
‘Reeva, A Mother’s Story’ will be published in hardback on 10 November.