The Missing Among Us
In Australia 38 000 people are reported missing each year and in the US it’s over 600 000. In the UK someone is reported missing every 90 seconds. Many of these cases are never resolved.
Blending long-form journalism with true crime and philosophy, The Missing Among Us takes us from the Australian bush to the battlefields of Northern France and the perilous space of a refugee camp to explore the stories of the missing. Erin Stewart speaks to parents of missing children, former cult members, detectives and investigators, advocates working on the crisis of missing refugees, a child of the Stolen Generations and many more to trace the mysterious world of missing persons.
Examining famous cases like that of Madeleine McCann to those who are lesser known yet equally loved and mourned, this unique book forces us to see the complex story behind each missing person and those they leave behind.
‘The Missing Among Us will wrench your heart while it stretches your mind. This is a rare book from a gifted writer: intelligent yet poignant, enlightening yet deeply disturbing.’
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ERIN STEWART is a freelance writer and researcher based in Canberra.