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Lost Girls

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

36 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

As a father who has lost a child, I cherish EVERY article ever w

As a father who has lost a child, I cherish EVERY article ever written about him, both in newsprint and magazines. Whether you're uncomfortable with the subject (which you should be if you're even the slightest bit human), or concerned about the distribution of profit (...
As a father who has lost a child, I cherish EVERY article ever written about him, both in newsprint and magazines. Whether you're uncomfortable with the subject (which you should be if you're even the slightest bit human), or concerned about the distribution of profit (be real here, it's not like this author is making millions on this book), every reader who values information and our constitutional right to read (or write) whatever we choose should recognize that the public needs to slapped in the face with this type of story regularly, because nothing else gets their attention. In my opinion, the family is certainly entitled to their grief, but inasmuch as they participated in TV interviews and so on, they cannot now demand silence on the part of others in trying to tell this tragic story. Since they chose NOT to provide the author with access, I don't see any way they can now claim she didn't tell the story right. The fact is, that every comment about this book, every person who buys or reads this work, is reminded of these two beautiful young women, and the horrible events surrounding their disappearances, and THAT's what the book is about. I see it as a memorial, and a warning to others to help prevent this from happening to YOUR daughters. Those of you who say the author should donate all proceeds to the family's private foundation, let me ask you: what event have YOU held to raise money and donate it?

posted by NightFlight56 on July 8, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Make up your OWN mind about this book (or any other)

I support the authors right to create the book, as I do an individual's right to purchase it or not. To so obviously try to spoil sales will only spur them. I purchased it to see for myself, as will others. As far as the genre goes, this book is on par with the rest.

posted by 16056511 on July 8, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Make up your OWN mind about this book (or any other)

    I support the authors right to create the book, as I do an individual's right to purchase it or not. To so obviously try to spoil sales will only spur them. I purchased it to see for myself, as will others. As far as the genre goes, this book is on par with the rest.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    What you'd expect

    Sgt. Friday would be pleased with "Just the facts, Ma'am." No great revelations, but a steady and accurate account of the broken legal and medical bureaucracy that allowed this ticking time bomb to explode in public and ruin families and their lives.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Good True Crime Read

    First and foremost my heartstrings and prayers go out to the families and friends of these of these two amazing young women. Growing up in Escondido and living in Temecula presently I was able to see in my mind as I read exactly where the author was writing about, I have enjoyed meals at Hernandez Hideway where they took John Gardner into custody. This was a good true crime read and detailed very well John's childhood years and the unconditional love, support and medical assistance his mother so desperately tried to obtain for him. The system not only horribly failed this "man" but Chelsea and Amber and there loved ones as well. Rest in Peace Ladies and may your angelic spirits grace this world.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    While the book didn't keep me on the "edge of my seat"

    While the book didn't keep me on the "edge of my seat", it was still a pretty good read. Chelsea and Amber were beautiful and, young, with their whole lives ahead of them. John Gardner was a psychopath, misfit, drug addict, pedophile with a bad temper. Wherether the System failed him or his family - the fact remains the same - he's a predator and a killer and deserves no mercy. I read some of the reviews from others who seem angry that the author wrote the book without the "blessings" from the families. Since when does public knowledge need a blessing? I think the book is a cautionary tale - one that informs us of what evil really is out there. Did Chelsea have the right to jog in a park and Amber have the right to walk to school? Absolutely! But this book warns that that Boogeyman does exist and he's out there - so be careful! True crime readers will enjoy this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Solid

    I am sick &tired of having to flag reviews from haters who clearly only care about profits & where they go. Americans use words because we can. I will continue to report your "quasi" reviews so move on. We don't need your help to decide what to purchase.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 31, 2012

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