Invisible Chains

Invisible Chains

Shawn Hornbeck and the Kidnapping Case That Shook the Nation

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the case of a kidnapped young boy who lived with his captor for four years, in an apartment that was one hour away from his own home, due to Stockholm syndrome, until his captor brought in another abducted boy.

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In January 2007, two boys were found in the home of Michael J. Devlin, a “nice enough guy” who managed a pizza parlor in Kirkwood, Missouri. One boy had been kidnapped four days earlier. The other, Shawn Hornbeck, had been missing for four years. How and why did this fifteen-year old, whose face appeared on thousands of milk cartons and “Have You Seen Me?” posters, stay with his abductor in plain view for four years, only an hour from his family home?
From award-winning journalist Kristina Sauerwein comes this riveting story of the American kidnapping that startled the nation and catapulted the chilling reality of Stockholm Syndrome into the spotlight. Shawn had many opportunities to ask for help: he was left alone in his kidnapper’s apartment many times, and had phone and Internet access. But he never tried to escape. This is the first time the full story has been told, complete with interviews with law enforcement, and top psychological experts; and a real-life happy ending.

The riveting story of the Shawn Hornbeck kidnapping case, which grabbed national headlines in January 2007 when Shawn and another boy were found in the home of Michael J. Devlin. Hornbeck had been in captivity for four years, was gradually given more and more freedom, but never tried to escape.

& Taylor

Examines the case of the young boy who was kidnapped and lived with his assailant for four years in an apartment only one hour away from his own home, never using the phone to call home or even trying to escape as a result of Stockholm Syndrome, until his captor brought another abducted boy home. Original.

Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2008
ISBN: 9781599213446
Characteristics: vii, 328 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 23 cm


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