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Charlene Lunnon and Lisa Hoodless were abducted by paedophile Alan Hopkinson in 1999. They were located by 'chance' when the police attended the address they were being held in to make enquiries about other sexual offences against children. They had been subjected to terrible abuse for 4 days.
The girls tell the ...more
This book would scare parents across the country. The girls tell their story of before, duri ...more
L'uomo non ha né amici né un lavoro. Vive solo, in uno squallido appartamento sopra un centro commerciale. Il suo unico interesse sono le belle bambine...
Scrivere questa recensione non è così facile come si potrebbe supporre. Storie di questo tipo se ne sente parlare fin troppo spesso ma mai vorresti saperne più del necessario. Anzi, chiudere gli occhi e tapparsi le orecchie davanti a queste storie sarebbe la cosa migliore da fare. Già di per sé le storie di stupro nei confronti di donne adult...more
When I read this book I didn't realise I would read their ordeal in such graphic details. What a horrible four days these then ten year old girls had to endure. I've never had come across a book with this subject that described the details in the manner Charlene Lunnon did. I hadn't expected that. Of course, one can imagine what children go through when abducted and abused by a predatory paedophile, but to actually read it in ...more
There are a few redeeming factors of this run-of-the-mill true life story. 1. You have 2 narrative voices. A simple difference but it's nice to have two perspectives of the same event.
2. It does delve into what happened post ...more
I know that some people may have read this and wanted to know more about the case an ...more
Abducted tells the first hand accounts of two ten year old girls snatched on their way to school and their painful road to recover from the events that unfolded during the time they were taken.
Many people complain that their childhoods were difficult or that they didn't like how they grew up - I urge those people to read this book and then think themselves lucky that what happens in this ...more
Personally I loved the portrayal of the story from both girls, their fears and their every thoughts, the detail of the event was fantastic.
I think though I would have liked there to be a little more of the resulting emotions. A little more into what they felt now, looking back as adults, their struggles with life as it is, things that set them off thinking about their past, how th ...more
One thing I found surprising, was that having stuck together throughout their abduction, it's understandable they needed to sever the relationship in order to put distance between the tragic event in their lives. I'm sure that helped to offer coping strategies to try to put the past in the past - even if it was slightly.