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The Last Place You'd Look

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  13 reviews
What happens when a non-custodial parent kidnaps her son? Or a college student vanishes after a night out with friends? Or a middle-aged man seemingly drowns in calm waters? What do family members, friends, and law enforcement do when a beloved goes missing? Here, Moore explores an array of missing persons' scenarios, using real life stories, to uncover the various ways th ...more
ebook, 248 pages
Published March 3rd 2011 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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The book is a mish mash of different stories of those who are or who were missing. Some are found, some are not, some are still being looked for. The writing itself is a little hard to follow. The author jumps quickly from one story to the next, most times with little to no warning. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the stories, it was just hard sometimes to tell one story from another. The best part of the book is that it gives tips and places to do further research. Everyone could learn something f ...more
Pamela Beason
As a PI and mystery author, I'm fascinated by any search for a missing individual, and this book is a compilation of true stories of families looking for a member who mysteriously vanished. Sadly but truthfully, it is for the most part heart-rending, although it also includes stories of people who were found and returned alive, mostly through the relentless efforts of their families. It also includes a description of the very important and relatively new database of unidentified remain ...more
To make this short and sweet: just don't go missing. So many stories of so many who just disappear. This book does a great job covering varying reasons why and the different ages people go missing. It also covers what people do to get their loved ones back, the disparity of law enforcement attitude, and even international efforts.

The book covers the youngest of kids that go missing; usually because of family-and not always a parent but a grandparent, uncle, etc. While most of us are aware of the
Moore offers an in-depth look at missing persons, from children abducted by parents or strangers to adults who willfully disappear, and the myriad of possibilities in-between. Stories of missing people - both found and not - illustrate society's prejudices and the need for training and coordination among law enforcement jurisdictions to solve these cases.

More moving than frightening, Moore provides helpful advice for those missing loved ones as well as how to prevent - or cope with - certain sce
This book opened my eyes: I simply had no idea the depth of the problem of missing individuals in the United States -- and we have many more resources at our disposal than have developing countries. This is an excellent handbook/ case study book detailing many kinds of disappearances -- famous and uncomfortably ordinary -- that happen every single day. The most useful takeaway concept: There are resources listing missing people, and there are resources listing unidentified bodies; there have bee ...more
I feel guilty for having found this so fascinating. There are so many people out there looking for loved ones, let alone those that don't have someone looking for them. Covering everything from parental abductions to Americans lost in other countries, this also serves as a handbook of sorts for those with a missing loved one who don't know where to turn. There were also many case studies which made it much more interesting but also lent an undercurrent of sadness; there are so many people whose ...more
My cousin is featured in this book and has been missing for three years on April 2. There are a alot of people who miss her and love her. We are grateful any time she is mentioned in anything because it keeps her alive and helps to remember God is in control - We don't know what happened but He does. I don't know if we will ever know where Bethany is but she is loved and not forgotten.
Angela Wade
3.5 stars. Good overview, but didn't really grab me. Too much content to delve deeply.
Interesting book - I had no idea how many missing people there actually are. The book covers a lot...from the different enhancements in technology that help the search, to the changing attitudes of the police (it's now easier to get a police report written up quickly when someone goes missing than it was in the past).
A wealth of information about how the 'system' does and doesn't work in regards to missing people. Relates true stories of the missing and the experiences of the loved ones who are looking for them. Resource guide at the end includes many, many organizations to turn to for help and info.
Carolyn Haley
The definitive book on this subject. See my review New York Journal of Books:
Interesting insight into missing persons, but lacks a cohesive narrative. Recommended for readers curious about the subject matter, but the book is unlikely to be appealing to typical consumers of true crime.
Good list of (reliable) resources.
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