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Chuck U. FarleyTop Contributor: Cycling
4.0 out of 5 starsFascinating stories and a pretty good read!
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2015
While I've never heard of most of the people in this book, I did enjoy reading about them. The author writes very well, and it seemed to be properly edited until about 3/4 of the way through I noticed a couple minor mistakes. I admit I got the book free on a promotion, so I can't complain about the price. But it was fascinating to read about some kids who had been lost and presumed dead, only to be discovered alive so many years later. Some were raised for so long in captivity, they had idea of what their former identity was. Trying to go back to a life and family that do you don't remember must be devastating for so many people. Or the case of the actress who played Lois Lane in the Superman movies...although she was only missing for a few days, it was interesting to learn that she had suffered from bipolar disorder. I did not know that, and I don't think a lot of people have ever heard of her story. Some of the stories are from other countries like Austria and Japan. I felt that some of the stories could have used a few more details and seemed to be cut a little short. Most of them are like a synopsis of each person's disappearance, but still give enough information on each one to tell you the basic story. Elizabeth Smart's story was in there and I thought that one was a little short being there was so much media coverage about her. But I guess several books have already been written about her story, so this just includes the high points. I felt like Amanda Berry and the other two victims in the Cleveland kidnappings should have been included in this book, but they're not. But all in all, it's still a really good read and I think if you're into true crime stories, you should definitely enjoy this book. I can't quite rate it a five, but it's really strong four!
The book could use some additional editing, but there were no major errors. A few things were a bit hard to understand because of names being different than earlier pages and years miscalculated. However, I found the chapters to be interesting.
Very tidy book about people who have gone missing, yet reappeared. Some interesting stories I hadn’t heard about. My only complaint, it is a very small book; I literally read it in about an hour. Wish there would have been more stories. Otherwise, a good read.