Missing Paperback – 5 Oct 2009
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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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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.
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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Very interesting and easy read! Featured pictures and found it was one of those books you can just pick up and read whenever.Published 8 months ago by Hannah25
Too episodic, too fleeting, not particularly professionally written.Published 21 months ago by Valerie Brogan
This book really touched me my heart goes out to each and every person who as ever lost someone. Again I am thinking of you all xxPublished on 18 Nov. 2013 by kelly woodhouse
This is a well-written book about a difficult subject. I got the impression the author had real feelings for the people she met, combined with a journalist's love of 'a good... Read morePublished on 4 Nov. 2013 by L. J. McQuillin
This book had you hooked from the start every situation you wouldn't want anyone to go through how these people coped is a remarkablePublished on 25 July 2013 by karen
Not as indepth as I thought it would be. Just a few short stories.. was a boring read on the whole.Published on 12 Jun. 2013 by Julee
Was ok but thought it was about missing people and not people who were given up for adoption didnt really interest mePublished on 13 April 2013 by laura bedwell
I enjoyed this book, and cannot begin to know what it must feel like to have someone, especially your child, go missing. A very sad book in lots of ways.Published on 7 April 2013 by Lyn