2013 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award — Winner, Non-Fiction

The miracle of a brand new child changed into a nightmare …

There’s something in regards to the loss of a kid that everybody takes to center. Numerous struggling occurs on this international, but if it comes to a kid, it touches everybody all of the extra and it’s tolerated all of the much less. Empty Cradle is the creator’s non-public recollection of the time prime as much as and surrounding the kidnapping of her child {infant|child|newborn}, simply days earlier than Christmas.

This tale is in keeping with a real crime – dates, instances, and main points had been researched from media assets, courtroom files, and police information. A timeline of the mummy and the kidnapper are proven one by one, from early life to maturity, till the 2 paths crossed, leading to a cataclysmic experience with a purpose to go away the reader anxiously looking forward to the general consequence.