The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden

The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden

by Michael Brodkorb, Allison Mann

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On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents' divorce.

The girls' father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, abandoning her children. And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared.

The Girls Are Gone is the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156097128
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 84,070
File size: 17 MB
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The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, couldn’t put it down! I’m a real fan of crime story books, most of which are fiction. If I wasn’t told at the start of the book that it was a true story, I would have thought it was fiction. Well written great details of the case throughout the book kept me amazed that a family could be torn apart by a women out of touch with how her bizarre actions could bring life long mental damage to her husband and children. A must read!
BethMarieMies More than 1 year ago
The Girls Are Gone by Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann is an amazing book. I was surprised at how quickly I was hooked - I really couldn't put it down. The crazy lies and evasiveness of the mother and lawyer are truly unbelievable. A great read for anyone, or the perfect gift for fans of true crime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compelling read! Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann did an amazing job documenting this difficult story. Their first person accounts of many of the court room dramas and the desperate search for the missing girls makes this a fantastic read! Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop! I would recommend The Girls Are Gone to anyone looking for their next great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Girls Are Gone is a riveting, real life saga of a family torn apart by a mom and her supporters. What begins as a custody battle becomes ugly, bizarre and incredibly painful. Allison and Michael have used the truth to sort the facts from fiction and have written an honest and detailed account of the case of the missing girls. I had to keep reminding myself it is a work of non-fiction.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite The Girls Are Gone by Michael Brodkorb and Alison Mann is a true story. A bitter divorce and a custody battle over 5 children results in terror on April 19th, 2013 when two of the children disappear. Samantha and Gianni Rucki were being settled back into the family home when they disappeared without a trace. Their father, David, worked with law enforcement every day to try to find his daughters, knowing that his ex-wife, Sandra, had something to do with it, although she, surprisingly as their mother, refused to get involved. Then Sandra disappeared. In November 2015, after 944 days missing, the girls were found in Minnesota, living on a ranch. Four people were charged with their disappearance, including Sandra Rucki, and this book tells the story of the criminal trials of all those involved. The Girls Are Gone By Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann is an excellent true crime book. The two authors became acquainted in 2016; Michael a reporter and Allison representing David Rucki in court. This is a very involved book with lots of detail, including court transcripts, telling the whole story from start to finish, filling in some of the lesser known details about the case. This book reads like a crime novel but is far more horrifying, given that we know it is the truth. It is riveting and compelling reading but it will require some staying power. Loved it! I like true crime stories and this one is way above any other just because of the amount of detail and the way it was written; matter of fact yet drawing you into the web a step at a time. Fantastic book, I wish there were more like it.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite The Girls Are Gone by Michael Brodkorb and Alison Mann is a true story. A bitter divorce and a custody battle over 5 children results in terror on April 19th, 2013 when two of the children disappear. Samantha and Gianni Rucki were being settled back into the family home when they disappeared without a trace. Their father, David, worked with law enforcement every day to try to find his daughters, knowing that his ex-wife, Sandra, had something to do with it, although she, surprisingly as their mother, refused to get involved. Then Sandra disappeared. In November 2015, after 944 days missing, the girls were found in Minnesota, living on a ranch. Four people were charged with their disappearance, including Sandra Rucki, and this book tells the story of the criminal trials of all those involved. The Girls Are Gone By Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann is an excellent true crime book. The two authors became acquainted in 2016; Michael a reporter and Allison representing David Rucki in court. This is a very involved book with lots of detail, including court transcripts, telling the whole story from start to finish, filling in some of the lesser known details about the case. This book reads like a crime novel but is far more horrifying, given that we know it is the truth. It is riveting and compelling reading but it will require some staying power. Loved it! I like true crime stories and this one is way above any other just because of the amount of detail and the way it was written; matter of fact yet drawing you into the web a step at a time. Fantastic book, I wish there were more like it.