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This is a book about a family's frightful journey after their thirteen year old son went missing in 2003 in Queensland, Australia. It is very much told from the family's perspective (it was written by Daniel's mother and father). However the narrative is interspersed with enough details of the police investigation to make it interesting as a true crime book. Although some may find the descriptions of the family's daily life a bit tedious (they had to wait some 10 years to get justice for Daniel!), for me it was on the whole an interesting and moving look at the process by which the family turned the tragedy of Daniel's disappearance into an effort to improve the safety of all children in Australia. It will undoubtedly appeal more to an Australian audience because of our familiarity with the Morcombes and the desire to find a solution to the mystery of Daniel's disappearance and murder (which has only very recently been solved). However I feel there is enough to interest a wider audience, especially when it comes to the details of how the police found the murderer and trapped him into confession (a method originally developed in Canada). It is also a very moving rollercoaster ride with the family as they deal with their tragedy.
loved the whole book... amazing story and my heart goes out the Bruce and Denise and the rest of the family
rest in peace daniel
Such a sad story but the Morcombe's have turned their tragedy into a positive in all they have done for child safety.