The number one international bestseller. The first book to tell what really happened in the so-called house of horrors. In 2002 Michelle Knight was kidnapped by a Cleveland bus driver named Ariel Castro. For over a decade she endured unimaginable torture at the hands of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004.
Their escape in 2013 made headlines around the world as people struggled to comprehend how three young women could remain imprisoned in a suburban house with nobody knowing. Michelle Knight had already endured years of abuse, estrangement from her own family and lost custody of her son when she was caught by Castro. Local police, believing she had run away, removed her from the missing persons' list 15 months after she vanished.
Castro would torment her with these facts, reminding her that no-one cared. But Michelle would not be broken. Shocking, heart-breaking and ultimately triumphant, Michelle's tale is one of survival as she becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year. Now fully updated, with a new cover and new afterword.
About the Author
Michelle Knight lives in Cleveland, Ohio. The first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, in her book Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed, she recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life.