When Katie Beers was 9 years old, she was kidnapped by a family friend and held prisoner in an underground bunker, the friend built especially with katie in mind. Big John kept Katie hostage for 17 days and finally gave himself up. This story shows the horrible abuse Katie endured those 17 days. Author Carolyn Gusoff assisted Katie with her story. Carolyn was a reporter 20 years ago, who followed this story closely.
After 20 years Katie wanted to set the record straight and contacted Carolyn to help her write the story. The book covers it all, Katie's horrible home life, the kidnapping, the abuse and her rescue. Katie never returned to her biological family and was raised by a loving foster family, where she grew and learned what a real family was. She went on to college, married and now has two children.
A must read for readers who love true crime.