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3.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd; Reprint edition (5 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844548406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844548408
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rose Rouse is a journalistfor such publicationsas the" Daily Express, The" "Face," and"The Guardian.""


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Format: Hardcover
Why do people go missing? Missing really is about all
the diverse reasons that loved ones vanish. The author
has been able to get deeply into the psyches of these
relatives and the resulting stories are extremely
poignant and telling. They tell stories of mental
health problems - Nicholas Scott is a schizophrenic
who likes to go on religious pilgrimages, but one day
he simply disappears, Mark Roberts has a breakdown
when he has financial problems, he walks out of his
home one morning and never returns. We begin to appreciate the complexity of what going missing really means.
This is heartbreaking stories mixed with real insights
into what is like for the people left behind.
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This is a book we should all read. And while it is tempting to push away the tragedy of others, we are all involved in the very human business of love and loss in our lives. In some way these stories of sudden and bewildering disappearances, belong to all of us. Rose Rouse has handled this delicate material with great finesse and more importantly, great compassion. I encourage you to read this book and allow it to touch you.
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Couldn't finish it. Each chapter is a mini story of differing 'missing' tales.
It goes without saying that each story is extremely sad and must be heartbreaking for the families involved.
However, one story after another gets very depressing really quickly and I just couldn't bring myself to read any more.
None of the chapters that I read gave any new perspective or information on the investigations that I couldn't have got via a google search.
Individually when these tragic incidents occur we, as a nation are engrossed in the newspaper articles and news updates. Keen to see the person found safe and well we pray we are never in the same position. I guess the author has just struck upon putting all these newspaper shifting articles together in one book hoping she'll have a best seller. Sadly it just does not work, not least because it's fairly poorly written and not at all engaging.
Also, because there are so many of essentially similar stories in one book, I'm really sorry to say that I got bored. I feel terrible saying that and I mean nothing rude towards the people involved, as each story is completely tragic and I wish them all a happy ending. I just feel this book does not do their individual stories any justice.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Was not impressed! Subject matter was not always adhered to ! Book seemed to lose track of subject in later stages! All very basic info with no new material provided! Will not rush to buy further from author.
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Format: Hardcover
Zeitgeist journalist Rose Rose has turned in an excellent and timely book within a year of Maddie McCann's tragic disappearance. Having interviewed families who have lost a loved one, she has produced a collection of moving first person accounts - of what 'missing' means. The writing is closely observed and at times reach-for-the-tissues sad. Rose Rouse manages to eek out difficult stories which deserve to be told and presents them without sentimentality. In doing so, this book will bring comfort to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position and will be of value to all readers with an interest in the modern human condition. This is a tender, touching book, a hybrid of memoir, journalism and slice-of-life story telling.
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Format: Paperback
The first couple of chapters of this book were interesting enough but it soon became apparent that there would be no controversy or challenges to anyone involved in these cases. Basically, it all got a bit dull and samey.
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Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this book, however I found, what I believe to be an error which could be worrying for the person concerned. In one of the stories, about a boy searching for his birth parents, he was referred to as Peter (names were changed to protect identities) then randomly, he was later referred to as Michael! I re read the pages to find out if there was another person called Michael, but no, it would appear that the author had mistakenly inserted the real name of the subject, and had not checked the text thoroughly.
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I like this as it throws light on why some people go missing and what it is like for those left behind. the author has taken trouble to get to know the families and she writes without being judgmental.
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