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

The Lost Girls The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus 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 The Lost Girls tells the truly amazi

  • Title: The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus
  • Author: John Glatt
  • ISBN: 9781250036377
  • Page: 409
  • Format: ebook
  • 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.The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel CasNew 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.The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro, and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world The book has an exclusive interview and photographs of Ariel Castro s secret fianc , who spent many romantic nights in his house of horror, without realizing he had bound and chained captives just a few feet away There are also revealing interviews with several Castro family members, musician friends and several neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue.

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    • Deanna says:

      I can't give this book anything but 5 stars.A detailed telling of Ariel Castro and the violence committed against the women he held hostage in his house in Cleveland. I recently read some of the other books connected to this case and watched some of the television coverage. This book gave an even wider picture of the whole case and more about Ariel Castro's background and the violence he committed throughout his life.It also gives the perspective of many people connected to the case, including C [...]

    • Xanthi says:

      I read Michelle Knight's book and whilst that was a book worth reading, I found this book was better in the sense that it (naturally) gave a wider picture of what transpired. The author provides a history and background of the Castro family and extended family, which is a horror story in itself. (Domestic violence, attempted infanticide, mental illness, prison, etc.) He also covered aspects of the investigation, the vigils and pressure the relatives kept up, the legal defense and the prosecution [...]

    • Donna says:

      My rating of this book is primarily an emotional response to the plight of these 3 girls who were kidnapped by one man in Cleveland, Ohio and how they managed their miraculous escape. This is nonfiction and I remember when this story broke. It was all over the news. It was unfathomable that these girls were kept hidden for a whole decade. So much tragedy. This isn't actually a book that focuses only on the girls. I would love to read their personal story some day. This was more about Ariel Castr [...]

    • Sandra Heinzman says:

      The Lost Girls is the story of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, who were kidnapped by Ariel Castro in Cleveland, Ohio, and kept captive in his home for 11 years, 10 years and 9 years, respectively. I had just seen a Lifetime movie about the same events a week before, so I was eager to read this book. It is extremely well-written and well-researched, and reads like a novel. I read it in a little over a day. What Castro did to these girls during their captivity is horrific and almos [...]

    • Annie says:

      This book gave a very detailed background of Castro which was interesting and gave some perspective on his proclivities however, I didn't feel like we heard about the victims enough. I wanted to know the story of the victims and I felt like the background the author provided was more like a entry. I think that this book was an okay summary but did not offer much new information you may as well just do a Google search!

    • Kellie says:

      I had previously read Michelle Knight's book, so I knew a lot of the story from her persepective. However, this title gives a wider scope to the story; you learn more about Ariel Castro and his upbringing, about his relationship with Nilda Figueroa and his children, about the searches and vigils for the three women, as well as other instances of things relating to the house on Seymour Avenue. I had no idea that people had actually seen the women in Ariel's backyard or that at one time or another [...]

    • Marla says:

      This was a hard book to listen to. Not because it wasn’t well written, because it was, but because of what these women went through. Ariel Castro was a monster. He abused those women and then said they asked for it and that he treated them well. It’s shocking that people were in the house, stayed over in the house with the three women in there. Having a daughter, this book was even more chilling to listen to. This was a really good audiobook.

    • Angela says:

      I have to admit. I have become obsessed with this story. I think it is because of the determination the women showed in the face of such horror. I read Michelle Knight's book last year, and intend to read Hope by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. This book provided additional insight into Ariel Castro's life and tried to shine some light on to how he could have committed the horrible crimes that he did. I was surprised to realize that he had a girlfriend for three of the years that Michelle Knight [...]

    • Evanston PublicLibrary says:

      One of the most shocking crimes in recent memory is the Cleveland kidnappings. Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were all abducted in broad daylight by a man named Ariel Castro who beat them, raped them and tortured them every day for over ten years. Now, the three women are speaking out and sharing their stories of hope and survivalt Michelle Knight was the first of Castro's victims and the first to publish her account of these terrifying events. In her autobiography, FINDING ME: a [...]

    • Kristen says:

      this was a fast read. i don't know if i can say i "enjoyed" reading this book because of the horrible subject matter but i was equally horrified and fascinated by what happened to those girls at the hands of ariel castro and for ten years!!!!i am so glad that all 3 girls are home and safe and i hope they are living happy lives. i'm not a religious person but god bless them. also i was pretty disappointed that ariel killed himself in jail. for some reason, i don't remember that detail from the ne [...]

    • Sarah Mcbride says:

      Well written detailed account of the Cleveland abductions, before, during and afterwards It is horrific what these girls endured. This book made me very emotional; horrified, angry, tearful, disturbed, but then proud and hopeful These women are true survivors. Wow.

    • Charlene says:

      Great story but repetitive, choppy, mediocre writing.

    • Katlyne says:

      In 2002 in Cleveland Ohio, 3 girls were taken and used for sexual purposes. In 2013 all of the women and the child that was born in that time was all saved. "The Lost Girls" is a great book to read for adults, this book shows real life events and very strong emotions of the characters. I really enjoyed this book because of the true feelings and the bond between the characters.

    • Jennifer says:

      At first I was disgusted. Then I became really angry. In the end, I was puzzled. I’m referring to my reactions to John Glatt’s recently published The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus (St. Martin's Press, 2015). The book is a complex piece of investigative journalism highlighted with witness testimonies, court records, news cast transcriptions, and the like. It was highly effective. I got scared [...]

    • David Ward says:

      The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus by John Glatt (St. Martin's Press 2015) (362.88). A sick and twisted deviant in Cleveland, Ohio kidnapped three young women and held them as sexual prisoners in his small row house for over ten years. Daily rapes, frequent beatings, and forced abortions were the routine. The neighbors never knew, they maintained; just because all the windows in the home were bla [...]

    • Lady♥Belleza★✰ says:

      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 [...]

    • Robin says:

      First and foremost, John Glatt is truly my favorite author! His writing is guaranteed to engage one while reading his books. You will never be disappointed in a John Glatt book!I have followed this case since the girls were found and was always amazed at the strength, courage and stamina they displayed in survival. I commend them and have the highest of respect for them. The author gave an amazing chronological account of what happened for those 11 years. Not only with the girls captivity but th [...]

    • Nick Anderson says:

      It's hard for me to say that this was a "good" book, simply because the story itself is so horrific. I listened to the audiobook version of it, so I've been walking around town for the last week with the most distorted and repulsed of faces constantly leading the way. People probably think that I have some sort of neurological condition.However, the fact is that it is a good book in that it is a very comprehensive telling of an unimaginable series of events orchestrated by a real-life monster. I [...]

    • An Than says:

      I was thoroughly interested in the story of the "Cleveland Kidnappings". John Glatt did an amazing job creating a vivid image of all the scenes; I could see the environment, the girls themselves, and every action that was going on. Although the story was amazing, I did not like the format and organization of the book. John Glatt kept flipping back and forth between Ariel Castro and his life to one of the girls. He would talk about Ariel's music life, then start describing him abusing the girls. [...]

    • Elizabeth says:

      This is the second book that I've read by author John Glatt I thought this one had a better writing style than his other book I've read entitled Secrets in the Cellar. I wanted to read this book because a few days ago I finished and reviewed a book/memoir that two of the girls involved in this tragedy wrote themselves (Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus). Glatt's book interested me because I was curious if the details and people involved in the story would mirror each other in both books or would be [...]

    • Jan says:

      Horrifying, hideous, unthinkable acts of violence and perversion were endured for 9-10 years by three lost girls. Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina Dejesus were kidnapped and imprisoned by Ariel Castro, a sadistic, violent, secretive man with delusions of making his own family. What those girls went through is unspeakable, especially Michelle Knight as Castro took his frustrations out on her the most.

    • ♥ Marlene♥ says:

      If I had read this book before I had read the one written by Michelle Knight I would have loved this book much more I think.Now because I already knew a lot about the case it was just good.I think if you had not yet read any book about the Cleveland Abductions I would suggest read this one first and then one of the 3 girls.Amanda and Gina also wrote a book together.

    • SouthWestZippy says:

      This case was all over the news so I knew a lot about the case before I read the book. I am sadden that this man was not in jail before he kidnapped these three girls. His wife alone could have put him behind bars but fear stopped her. Smooth read but a bit repetitive and not a lot of new information.

    • Cari says:

      My heart breaks for these girls and what happened to them, but I was buoyed by the hope and light that came out of the book. The story is impeccably researched, and I was compelled to turn the pages. I hope only the best for these women as they continue to readjust to their new lives, and I commend the author for the honest, detailed portrayal of what happened.

    • Andree says:

      3.5/4well written true crime about a horrible thing. those poor girls.

    • Andrea Gebler says:

      I've already read the victims books. I always read this author's account, he does such a great job filling in the blanks and providing background information that the victims don't have.

    • Chris says:

      Another one of the books, that is very sad that it is a true storyTHIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY**I had previously read Michelle Knight's book, so I knew a lot of the story from her persepective. However, this title gives a wider scope to the story; you learn more about Ariel Castro and his upbringing, about his relationship with Nilda Figuero [...]

    • Layla says:

      Confusion is what I felt before I read this book. I had heard about the horrendous kidnappings that had occurred in Cleveland a few years back, but I had never understood the abductor and what drove him to do such a thing. I wondered how someone could possible grow to be that evil. This is an incredibly well written book which brilliantly brought together all of the overwhelming parts of this case into something concise. My favorite thing about this book was how many perspectives we viewed. We l [...]

    • Brett says:

      Horrific read, but I was unable to put this book down. I've read it twice now, and although a graphic read at some parts, I can't give it below 5 stars. I can't fathom being as strong as these girls were, or to endure what they experienced. The book focuses mostly on Ariel Castro, and his history, actions and thoughts. The girls have their own stories recalling the events of their capture, but it's interesting to have a view of all involved with the abductions. You get to hear from neighbours an [...]

    • Carolyn Elam says:

      Quick ReadHaving looked at the reviews, I was hoping this book would give some real insight on Ariel Castro. While it touched on some background, it didn't have the feel of being well researchedbut perhaps I was looking for more of an Ann Rule style. I am very familiar with the areas in Cleveland where all this played out, as well as having read Finding Me, Hope, and countless interviews and articles on the case, so I was put off by errors in locations, names, timelines and simple facts. It did [...]

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