This was another book I got at the Book Expo America I attended in New York last year and I´m still catching up with the readings. This one was given to me by Titletown Publishing and I thank them the review copy. It´s about the real case of Tania Ryder, a Seattle girl that disappeared one night and was 8 days locked inside her car and trapped by her seatbelt, a seatbelt that may have saved her when she crashed into a blueberry vine, but was then her imprisonment for a whopping 200 hours.
The book´s written by Tracy Ertl, a 911 operator who specializes in emergency protocols and who got the material for the book after accompanying the journey of Tania Ryder through the painful experience of reliving and remembering what happened, something she had on the back of her mind, well under locked doors and hidden memories.
The case was also reflected by an episode of Investigation Discovery´s Disappeared and tells the story of how her husband had to deal with bureaucracy in order for the local police to take the case and accept the file of Ryder as a missing person, only to then be the only suspect investigated, until, maybe chance intervened and by triangulation of cell phone towers data, police found her phone, and subsequently found her barely hanging onto life.
The book goes beyond the rescue and has a whole segment on her recovery treatment, and also a segment about what to do if you or your loved ones have some similar accident and need to launch a missing person´s investigation and search.
This is a book that you can go by without reading, but that you will certainly enjoy if you do, and will probably recommend to a friend or someone in your family. Well worth those bucks.
Full Title: Missing Without a Trace: 8 Days of Horror
Publisher: Titletown Publishing, LLC (November 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.8 x 6.1 inches
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