The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls

The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

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Tells the story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for more than a decade by Ariel Castro. Their incredible escape in May 2013 made headlines all over the world. Now John Glatt reveals what it was like as they waited, hoping to be saved, even watching the vigils their families held for them on TV, while their captor sat next to them. Castro's secret girlfriend--who spoke to the author exclusively--spent many romantic nights in the house without realizing there were bound and chained prisoners just a few feet away. Through revealing interviews with Castro's family members, fellow musicians, and neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue, Glatt tells the unthinkable story of three women who escaped from hell.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250036360
1250036364
Branch Call Number: 364.154 C279g
Characteristics: x, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Lost girls

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KayALDes
Aug 22, 2017

This book was factual but still emotional. It is unreal to read what these women (then girls) went through. A stark reminder of the evil that the world contains, but a triumphant story of survival nonetheless.

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Katrina1979
Jul 05, 2017

This book was amazing and I love John Glatt ! I have read all 3 books on the Cleveland Abduction plus watched the movie these women are true survivors...5 star book I could not put it down read it in one day :)

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BWilsoned
Oct 08, 2015

This is a story of survival, although I didn't add it to my "survival-adventure" shelf because that seemed too frivolous for this title. I felt quite voyeuristic reading this and almost put it down a couple of times--I had to ask myself what I wanted to get out of it. The answer was to read about the rescue, see how the women are coping, and to get some satisfaction in the form of retribution on Castro. When he had all his power removed, he couldn't last even a couple of months in conditions so much better than the ones in which he kept those women. I'm not happy about that, but I am satisfied with that outcome and I can only hope the women involved will continue to get the help they need and be able to move forward with their lives.

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Jun 26, 2015

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Jun 19, 2015

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