I lived in WA my entire life, and I remember this story being in the news and how tragic it was. So, when I read there was a book out on what had happened I immediately jumped at the opportunity to get it. The story itself is absolutely amazing, the way Tanya struggled to survive for those eight days. Simply a miracle in my opinion, and I wish her the best.
However, I'm not reviewing her struggle, nor would I ever try to diminish the valiant effort she put in to survive that living nightmare. I am reviewing this book, and I was severely disappointed in it. The start was good, going through Tanya's story of survival and her recovery afterwards. But that only lasted the first 50% of the book. After I got through it I was confused as to why my Kindle only read 50%. The following half of the book was boring as hell. I felt like I was reading an essay rather than a book about this woman's amazing struggle to survive. It went on to talk about missing children, which isn't even related to the story.
I agree it is important to learn about the dangers, procedures, and everything else involved with missing persons to prepare yourself, but it was unnecessary in this book. I wanted to hear more from Tanya's thoughts, and her husband's struggle. If I wanted to read an essay on the processes the NCMEC goes through I would have looked it up on the Internet. I am disappointed that it veered so off topic.