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There is something about the loss of a child that everyone takes to heart. A lot of suffering happens in this world, but when it involves a child, it touches everyone all the more and it is tolerated all the less. Empty Cradle is the writer's personal recollection of the time leading up to and surrounding the abduction of her newborn infant, just days before Christmas.

This story is based on a true crime - dates, times, and details were researched from media sources, court documents, and police records. A timeline of the mother and the kidnapper are shown separately, from childhood to adulthood, until the two paths crossed, resulting in a cataclysmic event that will leave the reader anxiously awaiting the final outcome.

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Empty Cradle
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Empty Cradle
December 5th, 2014
If you ever have any doubts and fears about hospital stays, then your fears will be addressed in this book. It will also restore your confidence in the power of medical professionals going beyond the call of duty to help a family in a distraught situation. It's not an intellectual read but it sure demands your attention with its emotional honesty. It reveals how a community and its love for a newborn becomes connected to bring a family together. I loved this book even though the subject matter is disturbing. The happy ending chapter is worthy of its disturbing preceding ones. HoB
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Empty Cradle
May 1st, 2014
This book was a page turner! A well written, heart wrenching true story about the kidnapping of a newborn from the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington Ontario. Written by the mother of the child who was abducted, we are taken back to journey with her as she recounts this extraordinary and horrific time. She also provides us with a glimpse into the mind of the person who committed this senseless act.
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