{Kindle} Þ Invisible Chains: Shawn Hornbeck and the Kidnapping Case that Shook the Nation õ eBook or E-pub free

In 2002, 11 year old Shawn Hornbeck was kidnapped just half a mile from his home For four and a half years, he was held captive by his kidnapper, who passed him off as his son and lived with him in an apartment within a hour s drive of Shawn s home Shawn had internet access, and a cell phone He had friends, went out, once even called the police about a stolen bike A few times, people even told Shawn he looked like pictures of him they saw on television or posters, but he denied it The kidna In 2002, 11 year old Shawn Hornbeck was kidnapped just half a mile from his home For four and a half years, he was held captive by his kidnapper, who passed him off as his son and lived with him in an apartment within a hour s drive of Shawn s home Shawn had internet access, and a cell phone He had friends, went out, once even called the police about a stolen bike A few times, people even told Shawn he looked like pictures of him they saw on television or posters, but he denied it The kidnapper was finally caught when he kidnapped another young boy, and the case became a media sensation, the facts being so bizarre As the book puts it, the curious nature of the case fascinated the public Nonetheless, although the book has a fascinating subject, it is far less interesting than one would hope It is poorly written, full of cliches, atrocious alliteration and purple prose Samples pedophilic perversion, monster man, violent vices, lascivious lair, looming lunatic I could, unfortunately go on at much greater length, but you get the point The bottom line is good subject, bad book This is an increible story that looks beyond the surface of what the public knows about this terrible crime Why did Shawn Hornbeck stay with his abductor You ll understand after reading this book The author focuses on every angle of the crime and the effect it had on multiple people This kept me reading, because I so very much wanted to reach the end, when the boys are rescued But we find that isn t really the end at all. this book mainly reviews the case of Shawn Hornbeck, who was kidnapped and found 4 years later after another boy was kidnapped in Missouri by the same kidnapper I remember when Shawn was found after four years and how excited everyone was so when I picked up this book I expected it to beabout his life, how he was doing, and to have personal interviews with him or something Instead, it was cobbled together accounts from newspapers, magazines and from people who knew Shawn and Ben, the oth this book mainly reviews the case of Shawn Hornbeck, who was kidnapped and found 4 years later after another boy was kidnapped in Missouri by the same kidnapper I remember when Shawn was found after four years and how excited everyone was so when I picked up this book I expected it to beabout his life, how he was doing, and to have personal interviews with him or something Instead, it was cobbled together accounts from newspapers, magazines and from people who knew Shawn and Ben, the other kidnapped boy and Michael Duvlin, their kidnapper If I wanted that, I would have read the newspapers It wasn t much I hadn t learned from online sources, in fact the author used online sources a lot Overall it was disappointing and shoddy The tale of this young man is very interesting, however this book is not well written or researched The only information the author uses about the case is taken from newspaper articles and interviews There is nothing from the victim or his family directly. This book is not written well There is so much duplication of unnecessary descriptions and information Probably the best chapter is the one in which the boys were found The story itself was an interesting topic. I picked this book up because I remembered hearing about the case The author is a journalist who did a very good job of giving background information and psychological information She was thorough in order to give the reader insight into the abductor s mind and help the reader to understand how someone could be kidnapped and still live in plain sight I found the story interesting. Should have been an interesting story but it was just.boring A kidnapping case shouldn t be boring. I have to admit that my fascination with this story and my connection to the incidents and places portrayed in it stem from being a resident of Kirkwood, Missouri The story of Shawn Hornbeck is gripping to anyone, but imagine driving your toddler to preschool every day for two years past the apartment where Shawn was held Imagine eating at the Imo s pizza parlor that the abductor managed Imagine knowing one of the police officers interviewed in the book.I think this is a very good treatment o I have to admit that my fascination with this story and my connection to the incidents and places portrayed in it stem from being a resident of Kirkwood, Missouri The story of Shawn Hornbeck is gripping to anyone, but imagine driving your toddler to preschool every day for two years past the apartment where Shawn was held Imagine eating at the Imo s pizza parlor that the abductor managed Imagine knowing one of the police officers interviewed in the book.I think this is a very good treatment of Shawn s story The author s obvious familiarity with the setting, her descriptions of the town and the people, give this book an authentic ring that I expected to be missing Although I m no pyschologist, the explanations of how something like this could happen felt understandable, and true There was just enough delving into the Stockholm Syndrome and other kidnapping techniques that I finally felt like I got it I expected to freak out when the details of the abductions and torture were discussed, but the author did such a professional job of handling the sensitive issues that it was surprising how it only made me cringe In other words, our minds and imaginations have already gone there in this story, and she didn t need to spell out the details in a sensationalistic way And she knew that.It s hard for someone outside our community to understand what it felt like to be here when the events surrounding this story unfolded The author did a great job of capturing the emotions, especially the mitigated joy and unfounded feeling of conspiracy that we all felt {Kindle} ⚻ Invisible Chains: Shawn Hornbeck and the Kidnapping Case that Shook the Nation Ù The riveting story of the Shawn Hornbeck kidnapping case, which grabbed national headlines in Januarywhen Shawn and another boy were found in the home of Michael J Devlin Hornbeck had been in captivity for four years, was gradually givenandfreedom, but never tried to escape As I spend quite a bit of time reading technical works and other non fiction for work, this isn t generally the kind of book I read in my leisure time However, I found this book to be well written and informed I thought Kristina did a very good job of telling the story, including pertinent details regarding what happened, without invading the lives and privacy of the victims She illustrated how crimes of this sort create a shockwave of victimization, starting with the boys who were kidnapped, As I spend quite a bit of time reading technical works and other non fiction for work, this isn t generally the kind of book I read in my leisure time However, I found this book to be well written and informed I thought Kristina did a very good job of telling the story, including pertinent details regarding what happened, without invading the lives and privacy of the victims She illustrated how crimes of this sort create a shockwave of victimization, starting with the boys who were kidnapped, engulfing their families and washing over the hundreds and thousands of people involved in searching for, reporting on, and praying for the victims The eventual capture of the monster man and how it was accomplished is covered completely enough for the average person to understand how it happened There were expert citations regarding the psychological aspects of the victims and their abductor This is a book I will recommend to a few people I know who are interested in this sort of thing, but not something I d give my mother for Christmas Thanks for the excellent recounting of this horrible deed, Kristina