Taken: The Agonising True Story of My Missing Sister

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9780091924201: Taken: The Agonising True Story of My Missing Sister

God only knows what fate befell Vicky after, cold and alone at that bus stop, she accepted a lift home. I don't want to imagine what she went through. It's just too painful. To think of my beautiful Vicky lying alone, buried in a garden four hundred miles away from home just crushed me. In a strange way I think the fact she was found at the other end of the country made it worse. On her own for nearly seventeen years.

On February 10, 1991 schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton left her sister Sharon’s apartment to catch the bus home. Her family never saw her alive again. Almost 17 years later her remains were discovered buried in a garden 400 miles from home by police looking for another teenager. In the years after her disappearance, Vicky Hamilton’s fate had captured the public’s imagination. It was front page news for months, and a major publicity campaign resulted in a number of sightings in London. Her purse was found, discarded and empty, in an Edinburgh bus station, and hopes were raised, and then dashed. Police even talked to psychics in their efforts to find her. It was to become Britain’s longest-running juvenile missing person inquiry—and Sharon was at the forefront of every lead and effort. In this loving memoir, for the first time, Sharon tells the full story of the difficult years since Vicky’s disappearance. She writes touchingly about their childhood and movingly of how the family coped when, tragically, two years after Vicky’s disappearance, their mother died and, though barely out of her teens herself, Sharon decided to bring up her two other young siblings alone. The search for Vicky is now over but the story will not end until Sharon knows what really happened to her.

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Sharon Hamilton lives in Scotland with her partner and two young children. This is her first book.

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"One of Scotland's most enduring mysteries."  —Daily Mail

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