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Stolen in the Night: The True Story of a Family's Murder, a Kidnapping and the Child Who Survived

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Joseph Duncan had been convicted of raping and torturing a 14-year-old boy in Tacoma, Washington. On the Internet he proudly boasted of his perversions. But the system turned Duncan loose, and no one would stop him from committing an even more horrifying act...

This time, he prepare
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ebook, 256 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Brenna
Author Gary C. King is a good writer. Stolen in the Night, however, serves as more of an exploitational examination into a horrifying crime than a good piece of literature.

Ordinarily, this would not be an issue for a St. Martin's paperback release, which typically do not try to mask themselves as being anything other than cheap malapropisms of other people's suffering. Stolen in the Night differs primarily because it pretends to have some social merit or extra worth. It comes complete with detai
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Ratforce
If you’re in the mood for a true crime story featuring a horrifyingly random crime, Gary C. King’s Stolen in the Night is a great choice.
Lauri
This true crime story heartbreakingly conveys the story of the anniliation of a family. Sexual psychopath Joseph Edward Duncan II brutally murdered a mother, her older son, and her boyfriend. Duncan then kidnaps the murdered woman's other 2 children, young Shasta and Dylan Groene from their idyllic Idaho home.

Millions of people watched the horror of this case unfold on the evening news. Detectives and the FBI scrambled to find the missing children, and the nation held it's collective breath, hop
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Samantha
I was intrigued by this story from the very first page. While I am already a sucker for true crime stories, Gary King's writing is ideal for telling the story in an interesting way. I didn't feel like I was reading a monotonous police report, I was actively involved in the story and couldn't wait to read more. However, if the idea of children being victimized churns your stomach, I don't suggest you read about this particular true crime. Being a fan of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, these ...more
Melissa Eisenmeier
Aug 31, 2011 Melissa Eisenmeier rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: true crime junkies, people like crime thrillers
Stolen in the Night is the true story of the kidnapping of Shasta and Dylan Groene and the events surrounding the kidnapping, but it also includes pertinent information about the kidnapper, such as past crimes against children.
I picked up the book because I was curious about how Shasta and her father, Steve Groene, were doing in the years after the ordeal. I was a bit disappointed in that regard. Aside from learning that Steve developed throat cancer, I didn't really learn much, although I under
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Mccall Probert
Nothing more than facts of the case. I usually like KING but, this book was very bad for him.
Bianca
great book well from what i see
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Gary C. King is a freelance author and lecturer who has published more than 400 articles in true crime magazines in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also the author of several true crime books including: Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, Driven to Kill, Web of Deceit, Blind Rage, Savage Vengeance (with Don Lasseter), An Early Grave, The Texas 7, Murder in Hollywo ...more
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