Lost Boys, Gone Girls

Can you catch a killer or find a missing person? Australia is ‘the lucky country’. But not for everyone. Unsolved Australia: Lost Boys, Gone Girls tells thirteen stories of people whose luck ran out in the most mysterious of circumstances. It’s a journalistic deep-dive into Australia’s dark heart by one of Australia’s premier true crime…

Madeleine – Kate McCann

Kate McCann‘s heart-rending account of the disappearance of her IVF daughter, Madeleine, almost 4 years old, in Portugal in May 2007. It details not only the nightmarish worst-case scenario thoughts that went through her mind, but also the uphill struggles with coping with an inept Police investigation and the intense media pressure on her and…

Gone Missing – Douglas Coop

Gone Missing is written by Douglas Coop, the father of Peter Coop, a doctor who went missing in New Zealand in 1989. Thousands of people go missing each year, exceeding the combined number of traffic fatalities, suicides and all the injuries requiring hospitalisation. In addition, each person reported missing affects at least twelve others emotionally…

On Dangerous Ground – Lesley Horton

On Dangerous Ground is written by a former teacher, Lesley Horton, set in Bradford, West Yorkshire, at the very same Police Station which Jan was working from when she read the book. Jan says, “This book is a must-read for every parent for girls, and some boys, coming up to the 12-16 year age range.…

Oranges & Sunshine – Margarete Humphreys

Oranges & Sunshine by Margarete Humphreys Margaret was a Social Worker in Nottingham when she appalled to discover that between the end of the Second World War and 1970, some 130,000 children aged 3 to 10 years were taken from their mothers and exported to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Rhodesia by the UK Government…

Lost Child of Philomena Lee – Marten Sixsmith

Dame Judi Dench starred in the film Philomena, which was based on this book Lost Child of Philomena Lee, written by Martin Sixsmith, played by Steve Coogan. The story tells of a young Irish girl in the family way, who is whisked away to a home run by nuns. After the birth, the nuns arrange…

Sara Payne: A Mother’s Story – Sara Payne

‘Thank God we have found her!’ These were the heartfelt words of Sara Payne as she announced that the body of her daughter, of the same name, had been found at last. She describes the numbness as she endured 17 days of not knowing what had happened to her innocent little girl, desperate to hear…

Bullies Don’t Rule! – Nicholas & Jaclyn Bold

What do you think happened to Billy when he gave a kid a wedgie? What did Sally’s mum do when she found bullying in her emails? Read these and other great stories to find out! Bullies Don’t Rule! That is the message every child should understand. This book is a collection of short stories about…