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The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus
Pub. Date: April 14, 2015
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime ~ Library Book, 3M Cloud Library
Rating: Liked it ♥♡
New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement.
On May 6, 2013 the neighbors of Ariel Castro were surprised to see a woman trying to get out of his house, their disbelief deepened when the woman revealed she was Amanda Berry who had been missing for 10 years. When she revealed that Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were also in the house, they realized that Castro was not the man they thought he was.
The book opens with the dramatic escape and rescue of the three kidnap victims. We go on to learn about their lives and the life of their abductor who, before imprisoning these three women had terrorized his wife and children. He beat his wife so badly her health was permanently damaged. His good neighbor image was just that, an image, a façade. What he wanted people to believe so he could keep his little captives.
It has been so long since I read this book that I can’t remember many details, except that I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads which means I recommend it.