The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls

The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

Book - 2015
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They were held in brutal captivity--and managed to make it out alive.
This is their story.

The Lost Girls are Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus--three innocent young women who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly molested and beaten in a Cleveland home basement for over a decade by a depraved man named Ariel Castro. Their incredible escape, in May 2013, made headlines all over the world.

"Absorbing...a page-turning, detailed overview of this remarkable story."
-- Kirkus Reviews

In this up-close-and-personal account--including exclusive interviews with Castro's family members, secret girlfriend, neighbors, and others--veteran investigative journalist John Glatt reveals what it was like as Michelle, Amanda, and Gina waited, bound and chained, to be found. Shocking and heartbreaking, The Lost Girls is a true-crime tale that no reader will soon forget.

"John Glatt is one of the finest true crime craftsmen writing today."
--Howard Goldberg,

With 8 pages of chilling photos

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781250092113
Characteristics: x, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,25 cm


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Aug 22, 2017

This book was factual but still emotional. It is unreal to read what these women (then girls) went through. A stark reminder of the evil that the world contains, but a triumphant story of survival nonetheless.

Jul 05, 2017

This book was amazing and I love John Glatt ! I have read all 3 books on the Cleveland Abduction plus watched the movie these women are true survivors...5 star book I could not put it down read it in one day :)

Oct 08, 2015

This is a story of survival, although I didn't add it to my "survival-adventure" shelf because that seemed too frivolous for this title. I felt quite voyeuristic reading this and almost put it down a couple of times--I had to ask myself what I wanted to get out of it. The answer was to read about the rescue, see how the women are coping, and to get some satisfaction in the form of retribution on Castro. When he had all his power removed, he couldn't last even a couple of months in conditions so much better than the ones in which he kept those women. I'm not happy about that, but I am satisfied with that outcome and I can only hope the women involved will continue to get the help they need and be able to move forward with their lives.

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Jun 26, 2015

jmthomas thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 19, 2015

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