Missing

Missing

Author
Rose Rouse
Details
Hardback, John Blake Publishing
ISBN
9781844544974
Date Published
Jan 2008
Price:
£17.99
Synopsis
It is every person's - particularly every parent's - worst nightmare. For a loved one to walk out through the front door and never to return is one of the most heartbreaking, terrifying and harrowing experiences someone can go through. Not to know the fate of a person close to you is simply agonising - did they choose to disappear, were they involved in an accident or did something even worse befall them? Not knowing for sure and being uncertain as to whether you should be saying goodbye or waiting for news of their return makes for a life in limbo. Every day in the UK, a staggering 600 people go missing. Most return within 72 hours of disappearing but there are still a large number that are never seen again. Some are students who take off to distant countries without telling their parents and then disappear; some are husbands who have left the martial home to come to terms with their own problems; there are runaways, unexplained disappearances and missing parents. In this compelling book, journalist Rose Rouse is granted exclusive access to mothers, brothers, sons, wives, sisters and daughters of those who have vanished without a trace. Take 19-year-old Eddie Gibson who went missing in Cambodia in 2004 - his courageous mother just wants her son back; or Tyler Blake, whose mother went missing when he was three - now eight years old, he desperately misses her and wants her back. Rose shares in the turmoil that they have endured in their quest to be reunited with those who have disappeared from their lives. Missing is packed with amazing stories of people who have moved heaven and earth to find their loved ones. The powerful emotions that they have experienced make for truly moving tales of courage and heartbreak that will have you crying and smiling in equal measure.

About The Author
Rose Rouse is a journalist who lives in north west London with her 20-year-old-son. For the past 25 years, she's written about everything from jazz eccentric Sun Ra in Harlesden, to rave parties in Goa, and from belly dancing in Turkey to fathers' relationships with their teenage sons, for publications like Face, The Guardian and the Daily Express.