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5 The Search -- Part 1
6 The Police
7 The Search -- Part 11
8 The Day
11 Law Enforcement
12 America's Most Wanted
13 The Case File
14 The Evidence
15 The Upshot
16 The Ending
Crime Victims' Rights Amendment
Sample Letter to Congress
Posted June 25, 2011
I was only a little girl when this story took place but it had a profound effect on my life. The movie changed me and horrified me in that so many children were missing. This book goes into so much detail of what a family goes through. But Adam did not die in vain. How many lives have been saved because of this tragedy? Thank you Mr Walsh for giving your life to keep our children safe.
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Posted June 2, 2011
Posted May 7, 2012
Omgosh! I love this book! The way this was written I could feel John Walsh right here sharing even the most gut renching details of his son's kidnappind and horrible almost Unheard of murder.
I love watching AMW but that only shows little snippets of crimes.
I reccomend this book (not for the light of heart!) It is the first of many books written by Mr. Walsh and I am looking forward to reading more.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Walsh for bearing your souls. Praise God for you ant to let you know you and your family are added to my prayer list!
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Posted January 14, 2012
Posted May 17, 2012
Iread this book long ago there was iapersonal incindent in my own family when my niece kim was small she had a bad habit of talking to anybody well we all werein kmart my brother etc i looked around and caught kim talking to a strang man i wacked her(which i knew was wrong) hollered at the top of my lungs mentioning your sonadam isaved two kids from kidnapping cause by me yelling it attractedattention to kmarts staff they closed all doors come to find out they guy was achild molester hed tried to kid nap a little boy the good news thecops werecalked and he was arrested of course my brother and ex sister in law were pissed as i deemed to hit their child well today kimberly is the mother of three of her own thank god i was alert she would have been another adam also thatishow thecode adam gotstarted due to adam getting kidnapped adamyoure still watching from above this book is a permanatkeeper regina beasley montclair nj
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Posted May 31, 2010
This is the first book in a very long time that I had such an emotional reaction to. It wasn't even the emotion I thought I'd have. I found myself completely angry!
This is the story of the kidnapping and murder of John Walsh's young son, Adam Walsh, in the early 1980's, and how Adam's family handled the situation and eventually how John ended up becoming a part of something that would help put criminals behind bars and reunite children who had been kidnapped with parents.
I would definitely recommend this book. The first 30 or so pages are a little slow, but stick with it. Those first pages are setting up the rest of the book. After that, I found myself unable to put the book down.
It's amazing that a parent can go through this, knowing their child is missing, and that a police agency can put them on the back burner. It's absolutely amazing. It's also amazing that other law enforcement entities can refuse to get involved simply because they haven't received the proper invitation from the original reporting agency. It's enough to make any parent, or for that matter, any human being, livid! That stolen vehicles get more attention that children did in the 1980's was just disgusting.
I found myself angry at the things that occurred, but I also found myself moved by the amazing love John and his wife had for their son. His death was definitely not in vain, and his legacy carries on through the work of his mother and father and everyone else that fights to bring back missing children.
Posted February 9, 2009
This book is a great example of something good coming out of something that was so tragic to so many people. Adam was one lucky kid to be loved by these people. I enjoyed reading this book, because it was so well written and to know how someone did not sit back and pity themselves. It takes a lot of character at a time like that to think of others and how to help them. Adam could not be helped, but others were and that's a good thing to know.<BR/><BR/>John Walsh and his wife did not want this to happen. They would have been happy living the way they were, but it was not to be.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 11, 2006
John Walsh's 'Tears of Rage' is a must read book for everyone that loves a child. Mr. Walsh gives an insight to his life as well as shares photos with the reader. The unimaginable tragedy of his son's murder is heartwrenching. It's tragic that there weren't any resources to help locate Adam, but thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Walsh 's strength and perseverance, the country now has many resources. 'Tears of Rage' is an important book to read for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, for all who have children in their lives because we need to be reminded that not only are there many good people in the world, we have to protect our children from the bad people. I recommend this book highly. Unfortunately it took Adam's disappearance and death to wake up our justice system. I'm extremely thankful to Mr. Walsh and his family for sharing their story. To Mr. Walsh: Thank you for launching 'America's Most Wanted' and continuing to be our crime fighter. Blessings to all our precious children.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 26, 2005
I will never forget this book. I just feel sick for John and his wife. No one should have to bear the grief of losing a child. But to lose one the way they did is more than most people could ever bear. I hurt for every parent that has ever had to endure such an unspeakable loss. They are all so brave. John and Reve Walsh are true angels and I believe (just like they do) that (2) Adams are watching over them---John's dad and little Adam. God bless you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2005
As soon as I picked this book up from the bookstore, I brought it everywhere with me. The true story of how John Walsh and his wife, Revé, turned every parent's worst nightmare into something positive. You will get hooked from page 1. Although this book may be too graphic for some people, it is still a great read. John and Revé Walsh created the Center for Missing and Exploited Children in memory of their son, Adam, and have brought home many missing children thanks to their efforts. John also helps bring fugitives of the law to justice every Saturday night on America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back, and has captured nearly 850 fugitives to this day. My only critisism for this book is that it was challenging to keep track of some of the people that I was introduced to throughout the story, and that I found myself sometimes having trouble remembering who some people were and where they had been introduced while reading the book. Other than that, this is a great read. Bravo!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 22, 2004
WHEN I WAS YOUNG I SAW THE MOVE ADAM IT MADE ME OPEN MY EYES. FROM THAT NIGHT ON I WAS ALWAYS WITH MY MOM WERE EVER WE WENT I WOULD NOT WALK AWAY FROM HER NO MATTER WHAT MY FRIEND WENT AND DID.NOW THAT I'M A MOM I HAVE 3 KIDS OF MY ON AND EVER TIME WE GO OUT I MAKE SURE I CAN SEE THEM AT ALL TIMES.NOW I HAVE READ THE BOOK ABOUT ADAM AND HIS FAMILY WHAT GREAT PEOPLE THEY ARE AND I THINK THEM SO MUCH FOR THIS BOOK AND THE MOVIE THERES BEEN ALOT OF TIMES IN MY LIFE WHEN I HAVE BEEN SOME WERE AND SEEN A LITTLE ONE OFF BY THEM SELF AND I THINK OF ADAM AND HOW IF THERE MOMS HAD SEEN THAT MOVE THEY WOULD NEVER LET THEM DO THAT I NEVER KNEW ADAM BUT HE HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE AND MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY .U HAVE TO READ THE BOOK JUST TO SEE WHAT A GREAT FAMILY HE HAS ........Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 24, 2003
I don't have kids. But I can understand how much agony he must have went through and is still going through. I barely got through the Prologue and I started to tear up. I read that book in 2 days. I couldn't put it down it was the best book I ever read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 14, 2003
Being the mother of five children who live in heaven, I must say this is the first book I've read that I can actually agree with. It is truelly an amazing book, very moving and touching. There were times I had to put it down and cry, just understanding John Walsh's pain. This is a great book, and anyone that loves a child should read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 27, 2001
I barely have the words to describe this book. Absolutely heart-wrenching is this true story of a man's struggle to find closure after his son is brutally murdered. The story of an incompetant police department and with all odds against him, John Walsh somehow managed to come out on top. A must read for anyone with children or for anyone who thinks that certain things just don't exist in this great country. It will leave you in awe and will open your eyes to a world that you wished didn't exist!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 8, 2000
Although this book gripped, ripped, and stepped on my heart, I think people should be made aware of the critical (and sometimes graphic) nature of the story telling. There were many times I was physically forced to put down the book and walk away for fear of becoming sick (ie - vomitting) because of specific descriptions and vivid picturization. I have no doubt that it took much courage to write these words, and I believe Adam's story is one that should be shouted on every street corner. However, the audience for this book needs to be aware/ mature before embarking on this journey.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 26, 2000
This book was written with a lot of guts and out of love. Mr. Walsh tells how tragedy can either destroy or bring a family closer. He speaks as only a parent can. The justice system really took him through a lot of hoops, but his determination and need for closure was his driving force. This book stirs up all kind of emotions deep within your soul. It makes one feel very angry when you think that the justice system is there to protect and serve and in actuality in this case,the system really failed this family and many others. It also sparks a glow of light to anyone who has human compassion to know that despite his grief, he found the energy to help others in similar situations. This book should be read by everyone who thinks it 'just doesn't happen in their neigborhood'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 7, 2000
This story is one of pain, pain over a lost soul, pain over a murder in a small town. This story is very shocking because it can be so real. I LOVED THE BOOK!!!!!.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2009
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Posted March 26, 2010
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Posted May 9, 2011
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